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How to Teach Your Child the Value of Thankfulness

Gratefulness can be a big concept for kids to learn to practice when their tendency is to always focus on themselves. As a Christian mom, explaining thankfulness to your child according to the Bible and implementing some simple parenting techniques can go a long way in shaping their perspective, pointing them to Jesus, and helping […] 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…

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12 Bible Verses for Brothers and Sisters

These 12 Bible verses for brothers and sisters can be read and memorized together to help teach siblings how God’s Word calls them to treat one another! I have two brothers. Growing up, we had a lot of fun together! But there were also countless times when we didn’t get along. Arguing, tattling and deceitful […] 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…

From One to Eight Children in Three Years! A Foster Care to Adoption Story

  My name is Leah. Seven years ago I was a young mom who was happily married with one child. As I parented my one son, my urge to grow our family became overwhelming, in a good way. That little boy I was raising was nothing short of amazing and my love for him overflowed […] Read more…

How to Unspoil Your Kids at Christmas

When I was 9 years old, I got something I really wanted for Christmas: a fancy version of an Etch-a-Sketch.  For all intents and purposes, I should have been happy. But instead, I burst into tears after opening all my presents and feeling like I didn’t have “enough”. Looking back, I obviously realize that this […] Read more…

From Loss to Life: A Miraculous Adoption Story

November is National Adoption Month. As an adopted child, I love hearing stories of how God impacts many lives through adoption! Throughout November, I’ll be sharing some wonderful stories, shared by those who have experienced God’s gift of adoption. Our first testimony is from Cathy and it is a powerful one! Through loss, life begins […] Read more…

Is our home a haven for our children? Somewhere they will always feel valued, safe and loved? Here are some ways we can create a warm and encouraging environment for our kids!

How to Make Your Home a Haven for Your Children

As I was returning home from an errand a couple of days ago, I glanced out my car windows as I rolled slowly down our small town streets. I couldn’t help but notice several high-school age kids walking down the windy street, the guys punching each other on the shoulders, the girls laughing. Knowing some of the situations […] Read more…

21 Ways to Guard Your Marriage

21 Ways to Guard Your Marriage

You can guard your marriage as a Christian by letting God control it (instead of you trying to have control). Let’s look at how to protect your marriage biblically with these 21 ways to guard your marriage. Some days I like to search Pinterest for marriage advice. Have you ever done that before? Pinterest has […] Read more…

3 Simple Ways to Keep Easter Christ Centered

For Christians, Easter (also referred to as Resurrection Sunday) really is celebrated every day of the year. We know that our Savior lives and that is something to always be excited about! When it comes to teaching the real meaning of Easter to our children we always try our hardest around these holidays to observe, […] Read more…

5 Ideas for Serving Others Even with Small Children at Home

It’s uncomfortable saying this, but for a very long time, I’ve been making excuses. Many of them, really, about a variety of things, but most specifically about ministering to others. You see, I have four small children, and my husband and I believe our kids are my main ministry. This is a worthy thing, but it […] Read more…

Large Family Laundry Tips

Something that every family has in common is laundry! No matter how big or how small your family is, laundry is something you have to tackle and stay on  top of. Over the years with our growing family our laundry routine has evolved and changed. When you have very little ones it’s pretty much a task […] Read more…

Our Newest Addition!

Introducing our Newest Addition!

Just wanted to post quickly to let you know that we welcomed our fourth child into our family just two days ago!! Lydia Eva October 10 9 lbs, 10 oz 21 inches 7:57 pm Lydia joins 2 brothers and one very excited sister! She was my first birth without medications and came very quickly! I […] Read more…

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