Creating a Summer Camp Schedule and Atmosphere at Home

Written by: | July 18, 2013

Summer is well underway and parents everywhere are hearing two dreaded words: I’m bored! The experts say that it’s good for kids to be bored; in boredom, they become creative and find their own things to do. That may work for the experts, but in my house, boredom leads to two...
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Share the Gospel with Vacation Bible School

Written by: | July 16, 2013

The summer months are the perfect time to reach out to your community and neighborhoods with the Gospel. The kids are out of school, and looking for fun to fill their days. And the parents? Well, they are looking for a few hours of peace! That’s why Vacation Bible...
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5 Ways my Kids Earn Money over Summer

Written by: | July 15, 2013

Summer break. It’s anticipated all year long, yet when it arrives, my kids soon become bored and begin asking when school returns back in session. This summer, I’ve made it my goal to help my children beat their boredom and earn some extra spending money to fund all the fun activities...
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8 Tips for Maintaining a Family Summer Schedule

Written by: | July 9, 2013

Keeping a family summer schedule can be sanity-saving and yet tough to maintain at the same time. Summer is a wonderful break from academic routines and along with the warmer weather and more hours of sunlight each day comes the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors more frequently. If you...
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Top 4 Mom Bibles for Every Type of Mom

Written by: | July 6, 2013

If you’re anything like me, having just one Bible isn’t enough! There’s the sentimental Bible with years of notes that I’m afraid to travel with for fear of losing it, there’s the Bible I keep in my car in case I get caught in a traffic standstill, there’s the...
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Talking to Kids about the Importance of Independence Day

Written by: | July 4, 2013

Independence Day with our family is about as cliché as cliché gets! It’s family, food and fireworks. In typical Texas fashion, the weather will be scorching hot.  We will head over to my in-law’s home and the older kids will immediately run into the backyard and jump in the swimming...
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Quick and Affordable Summer Family Vacation Ideas

Written by: | July 2, 2013

Summer is in full swing, but it’s not too late to plan a family vacation! If you’re anything like me, both time and money seem to be fleeting, yet there are still many quick, easy, and affordable summer family vacation ideas that can be implemented within the next couple months....
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5 Ways to Make a Splash with Summer Reading

Written by: | June 29, 2013

The best predictor of summer loss or summer gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer. And the best predictor of whether a child reads is whether or not he or she has access to books. – Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen, “Bridging the Summer Reading...
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Road Trip Activities to Engage Kids’ Brains

Written by: | June 25, 2013

Do you have a family road trip planned this summer? Whether it’s three hours to the grandparents’ house or twelve hours to visit those famous heads on a mountain, the kiddos probably aren’t going to sit perfectly still the whole time, gazing out the window at the lovely fields. We...
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12 Fun Summer Rainy Day Activities

Written by: | June 24, 2013

We expect to be secluded in our homes during the winter months, but not during the summer!  Yet there will inevitably be summer days when it is either too hot or too wet to spend time outside. Here are 12 fun summer rainy day activities you might like to...
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4 Fun Ideas for Summer Bucket Lists

Written by: | June 20, 2013

Tomorrow, June 21, marks the first day of summer (for those of us here in the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere), and this year we will be celebrating with a Summer Bucket List pajama party! We will be wearing our PJ’s all day and sleeping...
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