The No-Pressure Guide To “Mini” Family Devotions

Written by: | June 6, 2016

I am exhausted. We decided to renovate our house this year, and the project has taken over our life. Almost every spare minute lately you can find me painting something inside our house or sorting through closets, sometimes late into the evenings. And trying to do all that with...
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Three Ways to End the School Year Strong

Written by: | May 17, 2016

By the time you read this post, my boys will have finished their first non-homeschool year and been on summer break for a week already. It was an incredibly successful year of transition for us – not perfect by any means, but full of great learning experiences for education...
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The Key to Helping Kids Go To Sleep Without You

Written by: | April 20, 2016

Leaving our kids is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re leaving your newborn overnight for the first time or trusting your teenagers to stay home alone while you and your husband get some much needed time away together; any time you walk away from your home with your...
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9 Ways to Celebrate Easter as a Family

Written by: | March 18, 2016

Holidays are a big deal at my house. We do all of ‘em in a big way. Easter is no exception. We have Easter egg hunts and make Easter crafts and color Easter pictures, and we read Easter books. And then, on Easter morning, the kids hunt for big...
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The ‘Right’ Way to Raise a Princess Today

Written by: | March 2, 2016

What little girl doesn’t dream about becoming a princess? The thought of tiaras, castles and gowns alone can cause internal squeals of delight. Add in the bevy of beauties Disney dazzles before our daughters on a daily basis and you can see why our little girls find a hard...
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3 Reasons To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Kids

Written by: | February 12, 2016

  I never realized “I Hate Valentine’s Day” parties were an actual thing. The other day I found a web page dedicated to Valentine’s-hating party ideas.  Honestly, I can understand how some people might dislike Valentine’s Day.  Some argue that it is just another marketing opportunity for candy, card,...
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Teaching Kids to Look Past Outer Appearances

Written by: | January 19, 2016

The first week after starting fourth grade at the local public school, my daughter came home asking about a certain girl in particular. Instead of simply listening to my daughter talk or asking what she needed from me, I immediately launched into fix-it mode. Worried that she’d heard yet...
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8 Ways to Start A Scripture Memory Plan This Year

Written by: | January 4, 2016

As parents, we know that in order to accomplish family goals, we need a plan. We plan meals, events, the daily schedule, and more. With the crazy pace of family life, including meeting the basic physical needs of our children, our spiritual intentionality can slide to the back burner....
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Don’t Just Say it: Write It

Written by: | December 30, 2015

Presents unwrapped, meals enjoyed, miles traveled and memories made…this holiday season is almost one for the record books. But does that mean we should just move on and start looking ahead to the new year? Hardly. While the holidays are almost behind us, there is one way that we...
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3 Ways to Keep Jesus in Focus this Christmas

Written by: | December 15, 2015

The house is decorated, the presents bought (but not yet wrapped) and we’ve managed to complete most of our daily Advent devotional. Christmas is just a few days away and we’re experiencing a mixture of exhaustion and excitement as we anticipate the celebration of our Savior’s birth. Do you...
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Why You Should Shop on Black Friday

Written by: | November 25, 2015

There was a time {before kids} my husband and I would get up in the wee hours of the morning after Thanksgiving and stand in a line here or there to grab a good deal. We both love a good deal and on occasion, we were compelled to fight...
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