Family Life

5 Helpful Tips for a Successful Family Road Trip with Kids

Originally published in May of 2012, updated for 2022. Soon we’ll be gearing up for our semi-annual 12+ hour van trip to visit the grandparents! And with that brings the challenge to keep our four children, ages 11, 8, 6 and 3, occupied and the whole family at peace with each other throughout the journey. We’ve […] Read more…

How to Teach Your Preschooler About Jesus

If you’re wondering how to talk to your preschooler (three-year-old, four-year-old, or five-year-old) about Jesus, these simple tips will help you as a Christian parent to have confidence in introducing your child to the Savior!  As Christian parents, teaching our children about Jesus is the most important job we have!  But HOW to do that […] Read more…

lent ideas for families

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…

7 Reasons You’re Not Productive as a Mom (and What to do About It)

That was going to be the week. The week when you got up early every day to do your devotions before the kids got up. The week that you had “sort and organize the kids clothes” written in your planner (so it was going to get done!) The week you were finally going to make […] 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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