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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When Mama Is Sick

Written by: | October 30, 2015

As we approach the winter it’s a good time to prepare for the possibility of sickness in the family.  It happens to all of us occasionally, we catch a bug that’s going around and before we know it we are in bed.  All day. In our house, it typically...
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Celebrating Fall as a Family

Written by: | September 18, 2015

Today, I swept all the dead leaves off of our back porch. There were a lot of leaves and a lot of obstacles; it took most of an hour. The girls turned my bucket of rainwater into a mound of bubbles (found some leftover bubble solution) and doled it...
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Uncommon Family Weekend Activities

Written by: | September 4, 2015

  Labor Day is on Monday, and we all know what that means – a three-day weekend! It can also mean lots of traffic as people use the long weekend to travel or attend events. If you are like me, you are not crazy about the idea of braving...
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A Hunger to Read: Children’s Book Week 2015

Written by: | May 18, 2015

I remember lamenting to my son’s second grade teacher a few years ago about the book choices he was making at the library. It wasn’t that they were bad or inappropriate, but I felt like he wasn’t living up to his full reading potential. She looked back at me...
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