4 Ways to Honor a Grandmother’s Legacy

Written by: | March 22, 2017

I’m not sure why, but I have been thinking about my mom a lot lately. She passed away in 2013 after a devastating battle with pancreatic cancer. My biggest fear back then was that my daughters, 2 and 5 at the time, would not remember their grandma. If you...
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10 Good Books to Cuddle Up with this Winter

Written by: | January 6, 2017

Friday is National Cuddle Up Day! (who knew?!) So I’ve been thinking. . . What better way is there to spend a snowy (or chilly) afternoon than cuddled up with your kids, reading books by a warm fire? (Okay, we have a wood stove, but there’s still a fire...
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6 Reasons to be Thankful for our Good, Good Father

Written by: | November 11, 2016

A very sweet book came out last month called Good, Good Father. It’s a children’s book (bet you wouldn’t have guessed that!), and it was inspired by the hit Chris Tomlin song with the same title. When I looked through the book recently, I was struck with gratitude for...
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4 Books for Quick and Easy Family Devotions

Written by: | October 14, 2016

“Mommy, we should pray about your job.” I take my daughters to bed every night, holding the hand of the little one as she drifts off to sleep, and it is one of my favorite times of the day. I will cherish the conversations we have during those sleepy,...
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Kid-Friendly Fall Recipes

Written by: | September 16, 2016

I have the pickiest eater on the planet. She is the kind of kid whose pickiness is legendary. She likes to eat chicken nuggets and pizza and, once in a while, she’ll pop a cherry tomato in her mouth. She can spot a microscopic sliver of onion or mushroom...
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12 Ways to Say I Love You (Without Words)

Written by: | June 3, 2016

In the brand new book, I Love You Just Because, a little bear learns that his parents love him always and forever and for no reason at all. There’s nothing he can do to earn their love, nothing he can do to destroy it. They love him no matter...
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9 Ways to Celebrate Easter as a Family

Written by: | March 18, 2016

Holidays are a big deal at my house. We do all of ‘em in a big way. Easter is no exception. We have Easter egg hunts and make Easter crafts and color Easter pictures, and we read Easter books. And then, on Easter morning, the kids hunt for big...
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16 Ways to Observe Lent as a Family

Written by: | February 10, 2016

Today begins the season of Lent. Lent is observed as the six weeks before Good Friday. It is preceded by Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, the day on which observes eat the last of their fatty, rich foods so that they don’t go to waste during the fasting season of Lent....
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Calming Our Kids’ Fears

Written by: | January 25, 2016

For better or for worse, I have been transparent about my 8-year-old’s anxiety disorder. She takes daily medication, and that medication allows her to see past her paralyzing anxieties and realize a brave, joyful life with our family. That medication is a gift from God. (If you want to know more about...
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