Family New Year's Resolutions

Written by: | January 3, 2012

Does your family set New Year’s Resolutions? I realize the New Year is typically a time for people to reflect and re-evaluate, but how often do you include your kids when you set such goals? After all, aren’t we supposed to model God’s standard of behavior when it comes...
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Jesse Tree

Written by: | December 23, 2011

In case you haven’t noticed it’s December! My family loves Christmas. We light up the whole, and I mean WHOLE, house. We eat peanut butter balls and sugar cookies until we’re sick. We wrap gifts and make ornaments. Our holiday season probably looks a lot like yours. But let’s...
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Daily Memories and God-Connections

Written by: | December 15, 2011

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And not just for yummy food, gifts and parties. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for parents to teach their children about Jesus! Kids have been looking forward to Christmas all year. Stores, media and school talk about...
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He Already Made It Special

Written by: | December 13, 2011

Wow! Another year has flown by and us here we are again, preparing to celebrate the birth of our Savior. In my house that means coordinating lots of dates on the calendar for parties, musicals, and worship services, decorating the house, baking, meals with extended family, shopping, wrapping, sharing,...
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Focusing on the Meaning of the Season

Written by: | December 12, 2011

Christmas has to be my favorite time of year. I love going to see our city’s youth ballet version of The Nutcracker. I love seeing Christmas trees twinkling from front windows and Christmas lights strung up in yards. I love Christmas shopping and Christmas parties and trimming the tree...
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My Biggest Christmas Mistake

Written by: | December 8, 2011

When Big J was 2 1/2 years old, we started doing some “preschool” at home. It was my first year being home with the boys. It was also the year I entered the world of blogging. And had our second child. And my husband started medical school. No big...
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Choosing Family This Christmas

Written by: | December 1, 2011

It’s finally December and Christmas is rapidly approaching! Our Tommy Mommies are going to be sharing some of their favorite memories, traditions and ways they celebrate the season with you throughout this month, but I also wanted to share another reality so many of us face during the holidays....
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Thankful Boys

Written by: | November 29, 2011

Gratitude has become very important to me in the last year. It’s not that it wasn’t before, but recently it has changed my daily attitude. It has changed my outlook on life. And we knew it needed to be a larger part of our family life. The boys take...
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The Turkey

Written by: | November 22, 2011

I must have read about the idea in one of the craft books I used to check out from the library, back in the good old days when my children were very small and outside demands were few. The premise was simple – Together, my children and I made...
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Better Days Challenge

Written by: | November 16, 2011

We’re all aware it’s November and you know what that means… pilgrims, turkeys, and lots of talk about Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving has always been a meaningful holiday for me, but the importance really sunk in when we started a family. As parents we knew we wanted to raise children who...
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Thanks & Giving Activities for Families

Written by: | November 11, 2011

Before I had children, autumn meant sweaters and jeans. Thanksgiving meant turkey, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes. But as soon as my little girl met her first Thanksgiving, I wanted it to be meaningful. I want her and my son to know the One who makes us truly...
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Thankfulness: Teaching by Example

Written by: | November 7, 2011

I am thankful for my kids and I want to be sure they know that. So often I get caught up in teaching by correcting, reminding my children to sit still, get their homework done without being distracted, stop talking and the like. With all of this correction going...
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