Free November Activity Calendar

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If you are not a subscriber yet make sure you sign up!  You will get a new activity calendar every month in your inbox!  November features a Thanksgiving Themeon the calendar, so there are lots of great activities to show you’re thankful!    You won’t be able to do all of the activities but if you can just do 2-3 a week it will help you connect as a family!  Again, thank you all for being faithful readers-I have some great {Read More}

Learning Your Child’s Love Language

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When we take time to know our children’s love language we show them they are truly valued and we care deeply for them.  We all have a different love language.  Most of us love gifts, affirmation, and affection but usually there is one that really gets to our hearts like nothing else!  Learning your children’s love language not only helps you connect with them on a deeper level but helps you have more of a personal relationship with them!  You are {Read More}

Finding Ways to Keep our Family Safe Online

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We live in a world of technology.  When I think about the last 10 years and how far we have come with technology it is crazy!  I was just telling my oldest son (15) that when I was looking to work at home when he was young it was so much more difficult.  There was NO internet!  It is just amazing today with the laptops, tablets, cell phones, game systems and fancy PC’s how much we can do.  It can benefit our {Read More}

Be Intentionally Unplugged

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I talked several months ago about having an unplugged weekend!  We did this and enjoyed it so much!  Getting unplugged can be the perfect intentional thing to do in your parenting!  It doesn’t have to be forever, just a set amount of time.  Maybe certain days of the week or a special weekend like we did, or just start out doing one day! We are starting to see in our culture (and I will admit, being guilty of this one {Read More}

Teaching Your Children to Serve

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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!  I can’t believe this is the last Sunday one. This month has flown by!! Serving can be such a beautiful thing {Read More}

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}

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