Changing Your Black Friday Focus

Written by: | November 29, 2013

Our family has never really been a fan of or participated in Black Friday sales and events. We typically choose to take time to be with each other as it’s one of the few times of the year when nearly everyone is around and not working or not in...
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You Can Help on National Adoption Day

Written by: | November 22, 2013

National Adoption Day. It sounds like a great thing, but what is it? Wikipedia defines it this way: “A number of courts and communities in the U.S. come together to finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care. More than 300 events are held each year on the...
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13 Ways Kids Can Do Good

Written by: | November 19, 2013

My very best friend is paranoid that her children will grow up to be spoiled, entitled adults. I think all parents worry about this to some degree (especially in America), but being spoiled and entitled is not a foregone conclusion. I think I may have mentioned modeling good behavior in...
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National Philanthropy Day: The Power of Volunteering

Written by: | November 15, 2013

As someone who works in the non-profit arena and volunteers for a living, I love that we have National Philanthropy Day today, November 15. This is a whole day set aside to say thank you to those who volunteer, give, and advocate for others. To do something without an...
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Picking Out Her First “Big Girl” Bible

Written by: | November 14, 2013

My eldest daughter, Piper, is turning nine this month. Her birthday wish list is pretty typical for girls her age – things like a new backpack, some headbands, a board game she was introduced to at a friend’s house, and a new video game that necessitates dancing. She’s also...
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How to Protect Teens and Tweens Online

Written by: | November 8, 2013

After such a strong response to our article on how to protect younger children online, we thought it would be a good idea to address this issue with the kids that need it the most: our teens and tweens. As internet accessibility for teens and tweens grows, protecting them...
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5 Ways to Enjoy Fall with the Whole Family

Written by: | November 7, 2013

Fall is one of my favorite seasons! The cooler temperatures (here in Texas we experience some pretty extreme summer heat), the golden colors, the animals getting their winter coats… it is spectacular!  But with all of the busyness of life and back-to-school activities, we might miss the pleasures of...
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My Family’s Favorite Devotions for Kids

Written by: | November 4, 2013

Friends are always asking me my thoughts on my family’s favorite devotions for kids since they know I write for Tommy Nelson, but I’ve always found it so hard to pick just one! After all, with so many great kids’ devotions for boys and girls of every age, it...
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How We Celebrate Halloween as Christians

Written by: | October 31, 2013

Halloween is usually cause for great debate among Christians. Should Christians celebrate Halloween? What are the best alternatives? I am quite disturbed by many of the morbid and dark decorations and costumes that appear in stores because of Halloween, but this time of year can also be a great...
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