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10 Ways to Celebrate Lent with Your Family

If you are not super familiar with Lent, and you think it’s something that only involved your Catholic friends at school not eating meat on Fridays for a few weeks, think again! Any Christian can experience and practice Lent, too! And there are good reasons to celebrate Lent, no matter what kind of Christian church […] Read more…

How to Teach Your Child to Accept ‘No’ as an Answer

“Mom, I really want to get this remote control helicopter. This is what I need. I’m serious!” I sighed, frustrated. My eight year old was asking me–no, begging me–again after doing “research” on Target and Amazon during his screen time. And there was a part of me that wanted to just give in. He wasn’t […] Read more…

10 Simple Ways for Kids to Serve Others at Christmas

Know that when you teach your children to serve others at Christmas, they ARE learning compassion, kindness and how to give out of a thankful heart, even when you’re not sure they understand! Here are some service project ideas to help others at Christmas (that even the youngest children can take part in!).  Most of us […] Read more…

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Top 17 Thanksgiving Bible Verses for Kids

Learn these 17 Bible memory verses about Thanksgiving with your children! How do we raise grateful kids in an entitled world? Most parents want to have grateful kids. And there are a lot of ways that we can try to help our kids be transformed from feeling entitled to having a thankful heart.  One of […] Read more…

30 Ways to Reconnect with Your Kids

Learn how to connect with your kids after a long day, when parenting feels overwhelming or when you’ve been distracted as a parent!  My first grade teacher, Mrs. Kingzett, had this quote framed on the wall of her classroom. As the hard-working farm wife and mother of four children and the beloved teacher of hundreds […] Read more…

The Ultimate List of 101 Screen- Free Summer Activities for Kids

This epic list of 101 screen-free summer activity ideas will help you strengthen family bonds, stay sane and stop your kids from saying “I’m bored” all summer long!  Summer brings with it lots of opportunities….including opportunities for LOTS of screen time! I’m not completely opposed to my kids watching TV or playing on the Nintendo […] Read more…

How to be a Happier Stay-at-Home Mom this Summer

8 proven ways for the Christian mom to be more peaceful and joyful this summer with kids at home! Does the thought of the last day of school make your palms sweat and your mind feel panicky? Maybe summer feels like a season of survival, rather than a season where you can thrive and grow […] Read more…

How to Get Your Kids to Speak Kindly to Their Siblings

Let’s be real: Sibling relationships can be tough! And trying to help our kids develop a strong, loving bond with their brothers and sisters can seem like an exercise in futility! As Christian moms, we want our kids to respond with grace and love to their brothers or sisters when they feel wronged or frustrated.We […] Read more…

12 Powerful Proverbs to Teach Your Children

The book of Proverbs is a treasure-trove of knowledge. In short bursts, it sums up many key truths of biblical living, wisdom-practicing, and practical stewardship among other things! This is one of my favorite books of the Bible and, I think, one of the best parts of Scripture to teach our children as well! The […] Read more…

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3 Things Parents Should Pray About (but Maybe Aren’t)

“We should pray about that,” he said to me.  “Why haven’t we before?” I asked. “I guess we never thought about it that way,” he replied. A conversation like this happened between my husband and I a few weeks ago as we were laying in bed one night. We’d gone through another seemingly pointless family […] Read more…

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