teaching your child

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…

How to Talk to Your Kids About Being Thankful (When It Seems Like They Always are Complaining)

Does it ever feel like you’re constantly telling your kids to stop complaining? As a Christian parent, do you share Bible verses with them in the hopes that they will see how important it is to always be thankful and grateful and never grumble again….but it doesn’t seem to work? :) I think sometimes we can […] Read more…

12 Resources for Overwhelmed Moms

I almost didn’t write this post. In fact, I almost quite writing the Rediscovering Joy in Motherhood series altogether! It’s funny how the things we try to encourage others about, the lessons we think we’ve learned, and the situations we believe we’ve mastered are the very things that challenge us once again. My husband and […] Read more…

7 ways to show your child you value them every day

7 Ways to Show Your Children You Value Them, Every Day

Many times I hear that THE solution to people feeling bad about themselves or motivating them to be a success is to raise their self-esteem.  Believe in yourself, that’s the place to start, sings a popular kids’ show jingle that my children sometimes watch. That sounds all well and good, right? Who doesn’t want their child […] Read more…

Why I Don't Have My Kids' Back in Everything

Why I Don’t Have My Kids’ Back in Everything

The other day I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed and I came across a local news story about a child who refused to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It wasn’t for religious reasons (Jehovah’s Witnesses will not pledge to the flag) but just because “he didn’t want to”. The child was […] Read more…

The Busy Mom's Guide to Teaching Character

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Teaching Character

This is for all the busy mommas….you know the ones. Tired, overwhelmed, juggling plates; knowing what they should be doing to teach and guide their little ones in character and wisdom, but yet not always sure how to make it happen.  Stay-at-home, work-at-home, work-outside-the-home mom, this series is for you. When you have so many […] Read more…

What I Really Think About Kids Devotional Books

A few days ago, I asked Facebook readers for suggestions of devotional books for kids that we could use during family devotion time. I got a lot of great responses and am looking forward to checking them all out! Someone also left the comment that they weren’t currently using a devotional but simply reading through a […] Read more…