Intentional Traveling with the Family

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I talked last week about taking your children to educational places. This can give your children great educational experiences and you get to make great memories along with it! Today, I want to talk about traveling together. I know what it’s like to not be able to afford big vacations and experiences with my family that I often see others enjoying. I know you can sometimes feel the pang of jealousy or feel like your children are missing out! I {Read More}

Being Intentional in the Kitchen

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There is just something special about the kitchen that calls togetherness!  Everyone loves to hang out there, especially if there is good food cooking!  This is a wonderful time to make memories with your children!  You can start when your children are young being intentional in the kitchen!  I remember when my children were just older babies/toddlers and loved playing in the cabinets beneath my feet.  I had a special cabinet just for them.  I put plastic cups, plates and {Read More}

Words Do Matter

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“Sticks and Stones can break my bones but names can never hurt me.”  If there was ever a saying that was a flat out lie this is it!! Words Do Matter! I was in a department store recently when I heard a mother let loose on her child.   I am what some would call an “older mom” now.  I understand moms getting frazzled, I understand kids throwing tantrums and I don’t ever assume because a child does their mom is {Read More}

Why Conversations are so Important!

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If you want to be intentional with your kids, you have to have conversations!  I don’t mean the day to day: “What do you want for dinner?” “How much homework do you have?” “Have you done your chores?” These kinds of questions are important but you need to go deeper than that!  You will be amazed how much your children love to talk if you take the time to do it.  If you have young children this is the time {Read More}

5 Things to Teach Your Children About Prayer

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I wanted to talk about being intentional with your children in their spiritual lives during this series.   If we want our children to grow up knowing God we need to be intentional with our faith! I thought Sunday would be a great day to do these posts for so the next four Sunday’s will cover a different spiritual topic! Prayer is such an important part of our relationship with God.  It is our lifeline to HIM!   It is the way {Read More}

5 Reasons to Create Traditions in Your Family

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Today I am sharing 5 Reasons to Create Traditions in Your Family at The Better Mom for my 31 Day Series of Intentional Parenting!  Traditions can be such a fun, meaningful way to connect you as a family and I hope you hop over there to read the post!  If you are visiting from The Better Mom today I would love it if you stayed awhile and read some of my most popular posts that is listed on my sidebar! {Read More}

Why You Should Express Affection to Your Children

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Many parents are very affectionate. However there are many who struggle with this a great deal! Sometimes parents struggle because being affectionate goes against their personality and it’s not their love language. There can also be times it can be even deeper issues like past hurts or someone who hasn’t had affectionate shown to them by their parents or people close to them. They feel awkward and don’t always know how to reach out, especially the first time. There are {Read More}

Taking Your Children To Educational Places

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I wrote a post a while back called Our Top 10 education field trips.  You can check this list out to schedule time to spend with your kids on a field trip!  You don’t have to be a homeschooler for this, everyone loves field trips!    What I love about them is that they give you opportunities to talk to your children about all kinds of things!  You can teach them about history, science, and the world they live in!  This {Read More}

Working as a Family To Get Healthier

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This is not an easy one!  I certainly am no expert in healthy living but there are SO many blogs out there that are!  I will say, after a few health scares and my husband and I struggling with our weight, we decided to work as a family to get healthier! You have to be intentional when you are working at a goal with your family because it takes hard work, each other’s encouragement and time spent with each other! If {Read More}

Teaching Your Children the Word

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I wanted to talk about being intentional with your children in their spiritual lives during this series.   If we want our children to grow up knowing God we need to be intentional with our faith! I thought Sunday would be a great day to do these posts for so the next four Sunday’s will cover a different spiritual topic! Today is teaching your children the Word.  If you are a Christian this should be SO important to you and by {Read More}

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