Road Trip Activities to Engage Kids’ Brains

Written by: | June 25, 2013

Do you have a family road trip planned this summer? Whether it’s three hours to the grandparents’ house or twelve hours to visit those famous heads on a mountain, the kiddos probably aren’t going to sit perfectly still the whole time, gazing out the window at the lovely fields. We...
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12 Fun Summer Rainy Day Activities

Written by: | June 24, 2013

We expect to be secluded in our homes during the winter months, but not during the summer!  Yet there will inevitably be summer days when it is either too hot or too wet to spend time outside. Here are 12 fun summer rainy day activities you might like to...
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4 Fun Ideas for Summer Bucket Lists

Written by: | June 20, 2013

Tomorrow, June 21, marks the first day of summer (for those of us here in the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere), and this year we will be celebrating with a Summer Bucket List pajama party! We will be wearing our PJ’s all day and sleeping...
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9 Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

Written by: | June 18, 2013

Summer is the time for playing, relaxing, going on vacation, and watching TV, right? Not exactly. According to a 2001 study from the University of Missouri, kids lose an average of two months’ educational progress over the summer. Two months! In other words, they have to relearn in September and October...
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5 Things Dads of Daughters Do to Have Fun

Written by: | June 15, 2013

Dads and daughters. Is there anything more precious? Is there any more precious bond? I have the most amazing dad, so my standards were set pretty high from the beginning when I was on the lookout for my mate. To say I found the most perfect man would be...
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Boys Need Dads

Written by: | June 13, 2013

Fathers play such an important role in the lives of children. I’m so thankful for the father that my boys have. Dads are special to all their kids, but there is something about a little boy needing a dad. Why? * Boys need guidance on how to become a...
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What Makes a Great Dad

Written by: | June 11, 2013

I recently asked my kids during our home school morning to write about what makes a great dad. As I read my son’s response, I was reminded that kids aren’t looking for someone with perfect character. They aren’t looking for a dad who is amazing at sports. They aren’t...
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Honor Your Father with a Scrapbook

Written by: | June 8, 2013

We often hear people say “Honor Your Father and Mother”, but what does that truly look like lived out on a daily basis? It’s important that our children’s father feel honored, loved and respected each day of the year. We naturally, however, think of doing something extra special for...
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Preparing Hearts for Father’s Day

Written by: | June 6, 2013

In our house Father’s Day is a rip-roaring celebration, so preparing hearts for this day is important to our family. Dad serves us all year long and we take the opportunity to repay a fraction of his efforts by serving him for the whole Father’s Day weekend. The kids...
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DIY Father’s Day T-shirt Filled with Faith

Written by: | June 4, 2013

It’s a tradition at our house that every Father’s Day, my husband gets a new T-shirt to add to his wardrobe. But these T-shirts aren’t any normal shirts. Oh no! It’s a DIY Father’s Day T-shirt handcrafted by his four little kiddos, and they are always treasured and worn...
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June Brings New Life and New Bloggers

Written by: | June 1, 2013

June brings new life and so much new celebration with it. Just look at nature – the spring ushers in a new beginning in the plant and animal kingdoms and it is breathtaking to take in all the new growth around us. For me specifically, spring means new life...
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A Trip Down Memory Lane: My First Church Memories

Written by: | December 5, 2012

It’s hard to admit, but I have really fuzzy and inconsistent memories of most of my childhood. I don’t know why this is the case, my childhood was pretty typical and fill with happy times, or at least as far as I can remember. For instance, I don’t remember...
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