Should Our Family Get A Pet?

Written by: | August 25, 2017

If your children are getting older, you’ve probably been left a love note begging for a pet. Am I right? My husband and I have had plenty of those over the years! While they are adorable and endearing, they shouldn’t be the stamp of approval. So how do you...
Read More

A Prayer For 2017

Written by: | December 30, 2016

I had someone tell me the other day, “I’m so glad that I’m not raising kids in this day and age.” I know they didn’t mean it to be discouraging, but it kind of hit me deep. The emotions of doom and dread and thoughts like, “wow, yeah, it...
Read More

The Importance Of Repetition In Teaching God’s Word

Written by: | October 19, 2016

We’ve all heard that repetition is key in making something “stick” in our mind, but why? I looked to Facebook and asked some educators. Here are some things they said:  Practice and repetition serve to reinforce and solidify a skill (physical or cognitive). It creates a pathway in the...
Read More

Teaching Kids To Keep A Prayer Journal

Written by: | July 15, 2016

I patted the cover of my pink, soft prayer journal. It was new, fresh, and best of all – there were blank pages to fill. I sunk down in on the comfy couch where I do my morning devotions. A quiet place I love to sip a warm mug of coffee and watch the sun...
Read More

Teaching Kids to Stand up For Their Beliefs

Written by: | June 15, 2016

How can we teach our kids to stand up for what they believe in? Depending on your child’s personality, this may look a little different. There is no such thing as a cookie cutter child. What works for one child, will not work for the next. As a mom...
Read More

Tommy Nelson Summer Reading List for Kids

Written by: | May 30, 2016

Summer break!  It’s what our children dream about all year long.  No homework.  No major responsibilities.  Endless playing outside with friends and neighbors. But what about keeping up with reading?  Unless you have an avid book lover, getting your child to read can almost feel like pulling teeth.  Something...
Read More

Protective Or Overprotective Parenting?

Written by: | October 9, 2015

We are constantly second guessing ourselves as parents, aren’t we?  When it comes to protecting our children, we’d do anything to shield them from pain or discomfort. But what’s too much?  When is it time to pull back and let them learn from natural consequences or step in and...
Read More