Your Family Summer Spiritual Growth Plan

Written by: | May 24, 2017

Has summer started in your house yet? Even if school isn’t out for your family yet, I’m betting you can feel it quickly approaching. Whether it’s within your own kids who are counting down the days to the last day of school or watching friends’ kids hold up those...
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Helping Your Kids Thrive This Summer

Written by: | April 28, 2017

Summer is all about fun and frolic, tossing schedules out the window, right? Not exactly, according to Chrys Howard, co-author of “Duck Commander Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids”. “Summer to me is like New Years all over again; you can start something new. It’s an awesome time to...
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Learning from Grandparents Before They Are Gone

Written by: | March 27, 2017

My kids’ old elementary school always celebrated an annual Grandparents’ Day. While I loved the theory of it, my heart broke a little bit each year because none of my kids’ grandparents live near us. One year, when my kids were about 7 & 9, I had them save...
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Tommy Nelson Christmas Gift Guide (age 5-10)

Written by: | December 5, 2016

Every year, we give our kids four gifts at Christmas: something they want, something they need, something they wear and something they read. In fact, some of our favorite memories come from the books our kids have received from friends and family members. Not only do we love the books...
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Teaching Girls to Embrace their Unique Style

Written by: | November 16, 2016

From an early age, we knew our daughter would stand out from the crowd. Even as a toddler, she would gravitate towards clothes that were shades of blue, red or black amidst the typical pinks and purples. By the age of three, she was giving unsolicited fashion advice to...
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3 Important Truths to Remind Kids When They Lose

Written by: | September 9, 2016

“You may not win, but you must try. Sometimes, you’ll lose, but there’s no need to cry. Win or lose, one thing that’s true… No matter what, I love you!” ~ Lysa TerKeurst from “Win or Lose I Love You!” I dare say our deepest heartache once we become...
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5 Old School Values to Teach Your Kids

Written by: | August 17, 2016

My dad died recently. He was 89. If you’re assuming he was quite a bit older than I was, you’d be correct – 49 years my senior to be exact. While some may argue that I was at a disadvantage by having a father old enough to be my...
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What to Do When Your Child Questions God

Written by: | July 27, 2016

Having not grown up in the church, I can’t really say what a child’s relationship with God should look like. On one end of the spectrum, there are kids that may go to church each week, but not remember much more than “Jesus loves me”.  On the other end...
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The Key to Helping Kids Go To Sleep Without You

Written by: | April 20, 2016

Leaving our kids is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re leaving your newborn overnight for the first time or trusting your teenagers to stay home alone while you and your husband get some much needed time away together; any time you walk away from your home with your...
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The ‘Right’ Way to Raise a Princess Today

Written by: | March 2, 2016

What little girl doesn’t dream about becoming a princess? The thought of tiaras, castles and gowns alone can cause internal squeals of delight. Add in the bevy of beauties Disney dazzles before our daughters on a daily basis and you can see why our little girls find a hard...
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