Learning from Grandparents Before They Are Gone

Written by: | March 27, 2017

My kids’ old elementary school always celebrated an annual Grandparents’ Day. While I loved the theory of it, my heart broke a little bit each year because none of my kids’ grandparents live near us. One year, when my kids were about 7 & 9, I had them save...
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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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The True Tale of St. Patrick (A story to share with your children)

Written by: | March 17, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, and no, I’m not Irish. (Well, maybe just a little bit.) I’m also not hoping for a bit of luck or to find a leprechaun or a pot of gold. Instead, my love of this holiday comes from the true...
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Why Our Children Need to Know the Words of Jesus

Written by: | March 13, 2017

Our daughter stared at me wild-eyed, with hair disheveled and tears streaming down her cheeks. At only eight years old, nighttime was more of an opportunity to be scared than it was to get some sleep! She could never quite put her finger on it. But she felt it....
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The Lunchbox Legacy #PackYourLunchDay (Free Printable)

Written by: | March 10, 2017

Did you know March 10th is National Pack Your Lunch Day? If you did, good for you! I tend to be the mom who finds out at 10pm while perusing social media that it was National Ice Cream Day or Bring Your Child to Work Day or Fat Tuesday,...
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I Don’t Want You to Be Happy

Written by: | March 8, 2017

Dear One, You may not know this, but I stand at the window almost every day to watch you walk down the street from the bus stop. Of course, I do it to make sure you are safe but mostly, I do it so I can read your face...
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Not-So-Obvious “Must-Haves” For New Moms

Written by: | March 6, 2017

I’ve been a new mama four times, to four sweet babies, and when I think about “must-haves” for new mamas, I don’t think about the same things that I used to.  I used to come up with a list of baby products that were helpful or fun, but since...
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Simple Lent Activities for all Christian Families

Written by: | February 24, 2017

Last year, I wrote a great post called 16 Simple Lent Activities for All Christian Kids. You should go read it right now, and then come back and read this one. Are you done? Okay then, we’ll go on. The thing I don’t like about my post from last...
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The Safest Place for Our Children

Written by: | February 22, 2017

Several years ago, we loaded up our vehicle and headed south into the beautiful mountains of Kentucky. While we were there for a funeral for a family member, we had some down time at the lodge we were staying at. With four kids who had managed to survive the...
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5 Verses to Pray with Your Family for Our Nation’s Leaders

Written by: | February 20, 2017

There’s a whole lot of talk happening right now. I’m a talker, a verbal processor and communicator, so I get it. However, I once had a wise woman in my life say: “Have you prayed about it as much as you’ve talked about it?” Ouch. The truth can hurt....
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How to Teach Kids that Kind is Cool

Written by: | February 17, 2017

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. It’s one of those attributes that invokes all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings for the recipient and a swelling sense of pride for...
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10 Crazy Things We Do For Our Kids (that we need to stop)!

Written by: | February 15, 2017

Do you find yourself in a rut, doing the same things with your children you desire to stop?  You aren’t alone!  Whether it’s doing everything for them, or sheltering them too much, we all fall into bad habits.  Here are 10 of the craziest things we do, and how...
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