Checking In On Your Family Mission and Goals

Written by: | July 18, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you start the year with great intentions – setting goals, making plans, making this the year your family really comes together to make a difference. And then life happens. I really do think it happens to almost all of us. Raising children is a...
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Sharing God’s Creation with Kids this Summer

Written by: | July 17, 2014

We spend a lot of time outside in the summer. We smear on some sunscreen, spritz on herbal bug spray, and head into the great outdoors. There’s so much to experience. In the busy-ness of our culture, it’s easy to forget the pleasures that being outside can bring. I...
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Parenting Is Messy

Written by: | July 15, 2014

When I was pregnant with my first-born, I was determined to be prepared. I read all the parenting books and my husband and I talked about how we were going to discipline and raise our children. I was going to love my kids, calmly teach them right and wrong...
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How to Balance the Schedule in the Summer

Written by: | July 10, 2014

School’s out and summer’s officially on! The last day of school has long faded and everyone has been staying up late and sleeping in. Personally, I love staying up late and sleeping in, only at some point, it seems that everyone gets a bit grouchy and the need to...
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Ten Cool Summer Ideas for Kids

Written by: | July 8, 2014

Ahhhh…. Summer is here! Finally. I love the laid back days of this season…especially when I intentionally choose to enjoy these moments with my children – moments that will pass all too quickly. This year I realized that I only have six summers left with my oldest child. Time...
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July 4th Family Traditions

Written by: | July 3, 2014

The 4th of July is almost here and we’re really looking forward to the festivities it brings. From parades to fireworks and homemade ice cream. It’s all wonderful, isn’t it? However, a couple of years ago I got to thinking, “Am I teaching my boys the REAL meaning of...
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A Family Fourth

Written by: | July 1, 2014

Some people see July 4th as an opportunity to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. For me, it’s an excuse for a family celebration! We don’t have any local extended family, so sometimes it’s just my husband and I with our kids.  We will have a “party”. ...
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The Value Of Scripture and a FREE PDF Download

Written by: | June 27, 2014

Our children struggle with sin, just like we do.  It breaks my heart when they sin, but it also grieves my Heavenly Father when I do. He wants the best for me, and that requires walking in obedience.  He still loves me completely and fully.  Nothing I can do...
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Cultivating a Love for Jesus in Your Child

Written by: | June 26, 2014

I didn’t grow up in a Christian home. My parents were (and still are) loving, supportive, involved, and hardworking. But I didn’t grow up going to church, reading the Bible, listening to worship songs, or knowing Jesus. It wasn’t until high school that a friend of mine invited me...
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9 Ways to Keep Your Cool When Your Kids Lose Theirs

Written by: | June 24, 2014

I am far from a perfect parent. One friend thinks I’m too lenient with my kids. Another thinks I am too attached. I secretly worry that I’m messing them up forever. It’s always something, isn’t it? We’re beautiful, messy people and beautiful, messy parents. Part of the beauty of...
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If your friends…would you?

Written by: | June 19, 2014

I’m sure all of us can remember a myriad of catchphrases we overheard our parents chastise us with over and over again as we were growing up, but perhaps none more than “If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?” Perhaps it sounded a little different in your...
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