October 23, 2015
Vol 5, Issue 20
Tom and Julie
March Forth!
Note From Julie and Tom
Hello beautiful friend,

So many wonderful new connections are being made with families, ministry leaders, teachers, homeschoolers, and others who care about families raising children who are complex.

It is an important time to pick up the baton to advocate for parents and children and we are incredibly humbled and passionate to be on the front lines.

We are excited because our new project - our missionary status as Missionaries to Parents - is off and running. Stay tuned for more news as this exciting endeavor unfolds. If you want to know more now, we invite you to check it out at: http://pefministry.org/Site/Meekins.html 

And to receive a our new newsletter where we will keep you up to date with prayer requests and ministry updates, click here.

New Blog Post - Whether you have received a diagnosis for your child or know someone who has, you know that it can be a difficult time. Be sure to check out our new Blog Post for:
"7 Tips on How to Process Your Child's Diagnosis."

Is it time? - Are you discouraged or frustrated or confused in your journey with your complex child? This may be the time to talk about private coaching with us. For a limited time, we are running a special on the pricing of our private coaching programs. Email us today and let's get the conversation started.

Remember, dear one, we care!

With much love,
Julie and Tom
7 Tips on How to Process Your Child's Diagnosis
By Tom and Julie Meekins

Getting a diagnosis for your child may have come after a long process of trying to figure out what is going on with your child. Learning or behavior or medical struggles may have sent you down a road you never thought you would travel. And now the "Label" has been affixed.

Here are some things that we have learned in this process that may be helpful to you.

The Grief Factor. You may go through stages of grief in the loss of the dream you had for your child. That is okay. In fact, it is important. Give yourself the freedom to grieve. BUT - don't get stuck in a downward spiral. There is SO much to life with this child. Look for the roses through the thorns of grief.

Your child is NOT his or her diagnosis. The diagnosis does not define your child. Our Amy HAS CHARGE Syndrome. Amy is not CHARGE Syndrome. There is an important distinction here. We never allowed Amy's identity to be wrapped up in her diagnosis. Amy is Amy. Read More

Coming Events
November 18 - 1:00 PM ET - Parenting and Teaching the Child Who Struggles - stay tuned for registration 

December 4-6 - Virginia Christmas Spectacular - The Thomas Road Virginia Christmas 2015 Spectacular Production promises to be another great year of celebration! We are excited that our daughter, Amy, auditioned for and made the cast! Our coming weeks will be filled with play practice! If you are in the area, this is an annual event you won't want to miss! For more information, click here

December 16 - 1:00 PM EST - Rocking the Holidaze - Stay tuned for registration
About Us
We are devoted to providing hope, encouragement,  education, and empowerment to all parents especially to those who are raising a child who  has challenges or is complex.  We bring our training and experience in neurodevelopmental child development, integrative health coaching, and parenting skills.  And as presenters and the special needs specialists for the National Center for Biblical Parenting, we bring heart-based parenting strategies to ALL parents. 

We are parent mentors, authors, and 
motivational speakers. We speak to large and small groups. We would love to connect with you! Let's talk! Send us an email at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com

Schedule a Get Acquainted Call with us today -- Find more information see our website at: MarchForthFamily.com/GAC
The outreach of March Forth Family extends worldwide. We work with you online by phone, Skype, and your computer wherever you live.
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Tom and Julie are USA Missionaries to Parents through PEF Ministry. Would you consider supporting us with a tax deductible donation at:  http://www.pefministry.org/Site/Meekins.html

Quick Links
Find us on the web:

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See us on our Nutrition School Blog:

The Mini Documentary VIDEO created by our nutrition school, IIN (9 min):

Consider supporting Tom and Julie with a gift at our PEF Ministry website:

Our Services: 
How we can support you:  

Private Coaching: Sign up for a Get Acquainted Call.  Check out our website: MarchForthFamily.com. Contact us at: MarchForthFamily@gmail.com or 410-746-9010

Speaking and Teaching: Looking for a Speaker? We love to speak to groups to encourage and empower parents! We do weekend seminars, individual classes and webinars. Contact us for more information at: MarchForthFamily@gmail.com


Our Books: Check out our book on Amazon, 

Melt the Meltdowns. The booklet form of our very popular talk of the same name. Check it out on Amazon today. Only $11.


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We have written 4 eBooks. Julie's is available on Amazon. It is available for the Kindle for $2.99, Every Mom's Checkist - Five Point Focus. 


Happy Moms Peaceful Homes

Our second eBook is available for no cost on our website. For our current readers of this newsletter, a link is provided HERE to get the PDF version of the book right now! Just click this link to get Happy Moms Peaceful Homes - 3 Tips to Survive Overactive Children. You may also want to save the book to your computer to access at anytime. And be sure to direct your friends to our website to sign up and get their copy! Contact us about receiving our third and forth eBook. We would love to share it with you!


Classes: We teach live online webinars on a regular basis. Stay tuned to these newsletters and the EVENTS tab of our website for dates and times! AND we have recorded online classes for listening. Visit our website and go to the "Our Services" tab. You will also find a list of our services.


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