How Making Mistakes Can Help Your Children

Written by: | March 19, 2018

How Making Mistakes Can Help Your Children. Letting kids see that God is our answer reminds them he is their answer too!
There are so, so, so, so many mistakes I make every day.  I’d try to count them, but I don’t think it’s possible to count that high.  Messing up is a part of being human.  God says we can’t be perfect and we shouldn’t hold ourselves to a standard...
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How to Capture Family Memories In The Middle Of The Mess

Written by: | March 15, 2018

How to capture family memories in the middle of the mess. Love these ideas and inspiration!
A few years ago, my mom gave me a box with some of the things she kept from my baby years.  I took it home to store in my closet, but before I put it away I opened it up and looked through the items she decided to keep...
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Scripture Study: A Family Devotion On Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)

Written by: | March 12, 2018

This is a great, simple family devotion on prayer that breaks down Mathew 6:9-13.
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not...
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4 Spiritual Lessons to Teach Your Kids in the Garden

Written by: | March 9, 2018

4 Spiritual Lessons to Teach Your Kids in the Garden. Plant faith seeds in the hearts of your kids as you cultivate growth this season.
Spring is in the air and sprouts are already coming up in my front flower beds! It won’t be long until it’s time to grab the gardening gloves and get to work. I’ve found that gardens are a wonderful place for children to enjoy. Whether weeding or watering, working...
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5 Questions Kids May Ask About Heaven (and how to answer them)

Written by: | March 2, 2018

5 Questions Kids May Ask About Heaven (and how to answer them). Includes several scripture references.
On the way to soccer practice one night years ago, my then 5 year old son gazed out the car window, looked up into the sky and said, “Mom, wouldn’t it be cool if we could take a rocket ship to heaven so we could meet Jesus?” Yeah, buddy....
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Using All 5 Senses to Help Children Learn

Written by: | February 26, 2018

Using all 5 senses to help children learn can also help YOU when you feel stuck by a lesson. Try these simple ideas to get every part of your child engaged!
After homeschooling my 9 children, I’ve explored just about every teaching strategy there is. Sometimes I can just sit down and do a lesson and the child gets it….so smooth and easy. But most of the time it’s a slow process and I have to repeat myself about 700...
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Wonder and the Gift of Perspective

Written by: | February 21, 2018

Wonder is out on DVD! This story is perfect for your next family movie night. Use these discussion starters for great after-movie conversation!
I hate to admit how long it took before I finally read the book Wonder. My two older sons had both read it and loved it, but I wasn’t finding the time to read as much as I would have liked, so it was several months later before I...
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3 Simple Strategies to Teach Values to Kids

Written by: | February 19, 2018

Teach values to kids with these three simple strategies that can turn everyday conversations into life lessons.
“I really want that game that Julia has.” Those were my daughter’s first words after a recent playdate with her friend. I let her know I was listening by saying how fun the game must be, and then quickly moved the conversation on by asking if she’d had a...
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How to Teach Kids to Be a Friend Who Doesn’t Quit

Written by: | February 16, 2018

Teach kids to be a friend who doesn't quit with these conversation starters and tips on modeling friendship.
It’s hard to be a good friend! Teach kids to be a friend who doesn’t quit with these conversation starters and tips on modeling friendship. Having a friend means having someone to do stuff with, but even more importantly the best part of having a friend is just being...
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7 Everyday Ways To Show Love To Your Kids

Written by: | February 12, 2018

Love these everyday ways to show love to your kids that will make them feel as important as they are!
Last year I had several friends and family members who took trips to the “happiest place on earth”.  It was fun to see all their pictures and hear their stories, to see their kids’ excitement in pictures and videos!  However, I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a...
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Scripture Study: A Family Devotion on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Written by: | February 9, 2018

Family Devotion on 1 Corinthians 13. This devotion is a great Valentine's Lent tie in.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth....
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What is Lent? Should Our Family Observe It?

Written by: | February 7, 2018

What is Lent? Should our family observe it? This post answers your questions and offers simple ideas for participating in this sacred season.
This time of year you may be asking the questions, What is Lent? and/or Should our family observe Lent? If you are asking these questions, you probably already know all about Easter. Easter is a time to remember that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose...
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