Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

Written by: | September 1, 2017

Labor Day is coming up on Monday, marking the unofficial end of the summer (except not for my family – we’re going on a cruise next week!). Labor Day is a day off from work, a day for grilling and friends, a day to celebrate. But what are we...
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The Importance of Read-Aloud Bedtime Stories

Written by: | July 10, 2017

We all know that reading a bedtime story to your children is a nice way to calm them down and prepare them for sleep. But did you know that there are all kinds of other benefits to reading aloud to your kids? A study underway at Yale University has...
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10 Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

Written by: | June 30, 2017

Get your children busy doing fun and creative activities (instead of whining and complaining) with this list of summer boredom busters for kids. Are you hearing it yet? “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do!” These words are like nails on a chalkboard to me. I know parents who give...
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The Best Summer Devotional Books for Kids

Written by: | May 19, 2017

The lazy days of summer are right around the corner. Who’s excited?? Actually, if I’m honest, I’m not that excited. See, I work full time, so our days are the same whether school is in session or not. We get up in the morning, eat breakfast together, I head...
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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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