4 Ways to Intentionally Gather as a Family this Summer

Written by: | July 8, 2016

You’ve had summer plans, but in between the well-planned days are easy-going, less-scheduled, relaxing days. Maybe you’ve enjoyed sleeping a little later than normal on occasion this summer or perhaps everyone stayed in their pajamas until noon and changed straight into bathing suits. While our family definitely enjoys a...
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5 Easy Old Fashioned Summer Fun Ideas

Written by: | June 24, 2016

Summer sunshine and breezes have arrived! And with their arrival comes the memories of summers past.  My favorite childhood summertime memories center around simple games, activities and desserts. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and check out these 5 easy old-fashioned summer fun ideas! Take time to enjoy...
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Will All The Good Fathers Please Stand Up?

Written by: | June 13, 2016

As I near the end of my fourth decade of life, I’m getting more and more weary of stereotypes. I’ve lived enough life to know the “rules” don’t apply to everyone. And by rules I don’t mean those we find in the Word; our guidebook for living. The rules...
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5 Tips for Keeping a Summer Schedule

Written by: | June 10, 2016

Hey friends! How’s your summer calendar looking? Mine is getting fuller every day! Between traveling and kids’ jobs and swimming and friends and trying to squeeze in some home projects, summers can get so full that by the end we are wondering what happened to all of our free...
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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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