Reading is Fun! How to Make Summer Reading Fun for Your Kids

Now that summer is here, there is nothing my kids look forward to more than the educational opportunities that I plan for them. If only that were true. They want nothing to do with anything remotely resembling school work during the summer. I can completely understand this sentiment; I am a teacher and I want … Read more…

How To Make Summer Perfect for Your Kids

Step 1: Relax and don’t worry about making summer perfect for your kids. That’s it. The End. We need to remember kids are kids. They, of all people, know how to have fun. These are the people that play with paper and boxes and have a thrilling time. On the flip side sometimes they don’t … Read more…

Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) This is one of my favorite verses. A simple, yet complex explanation of faith. Because that is how faith is. So simple, yet so complex. Just look at the second part of the verse, “the evidence of … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt

Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt is a fun and engaging book by Troy Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt has published many books for children and adults, and he is also a writer of the popular children’s series, Hermie and Friends. My two youngest children, who are 13 and 7, really enjoyed … Read more…

Practicing Grateful Parenting

When Kristen Welch posted on her blog We Are THAT Family that she was forming a launch team for her new book Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, I was all over it. As a teacher and a mother, I see the ugly entitlement monster rear its ugly head often. This book seemed to … Read more…

The Top Four Ways to Achieve That Messy House Look

While some people scour Pinterest searching for decorating ideas and the latest in home organization, some people are quite the opposite. They strive to keep their house in a constant state of disarray. For those who just want a messy house and go to great lengths to achieve this, this list is for you. Drop … Read more…

18 Ways to Strikeout the Summertime Blues

Imagine a summer of happy children. Children who are laughing and playing. Children who are enjoying summer. Children who seem not to know the meaning of the b-word (bored).  Is it possible? Could this really happen? Maybe, just maybe it can. What can we do to keep a happy household during the long, lazy days … Read more…

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