Draw them Closer to You, Don’t Push Them Away! (Strong Willed Child Series)


Most of us have been blessed with at least ONE strong willed child along the way.  Strong willed children have a way of making us feel like we are going to go crazy.  They also have a way of keeping us on our knees in prayer and have us working extra hard to connect with them. Many times I will hear parents say, “I just can't get along with this particular child"  or "we butt heads"    Often … [Read more...]

NIV Boys Bible

NIV Boys Bible Published at Zondervan About the product The NIV Boys Bible was created especially for boys ages 9 to 12 and helps them grow into the young men God wants them to be. Fun in-text features help boys dig deep into the Word and learn about amazing people, facts, and stories of the Bible. Grow into the young man God wants you to be Dig deep into God’s Word and learn amazing new … [Read more...]

NIV Faithgirlz! Bible

NIV Faithgirlz! Bible Published at Zondervan Discover the Beauty of Believing with the Faithgirlz! Bible Contributor Nancy Rue guides girls to discover a personal relationship with God. Packed with exciting features that help tween girls better understand themselves and Scripture, the Faithgirlz Bible teaches girls that the Bible is real, relevant, and, best of all, that the story of God … [Read more...]

Building a Character Building Library

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In history, character was often built on hardships and trials.  Many of the great men and women in our history came from poor means and often tragedies that truly motivated them to greatness.  We have been blessed in our nation for several generations and our kids have rarely faced the hardships of our ancestors, I’m not sure how much longer that will last but for now it is so. So how do we … [Read more...]

7 Things to Fill Your Home with That Helps you Connect

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I thought I would share today things I love to fill my house with that help me connect with my kids. Please don't get me wrong, THINGS are never the answer. I truly believe we could have NOTHING and still connect because we have love and relationship.  The true gift from God!  However if you are trying to declutter you home like I am,  keeping things that really matter or things that help … [Read more...]

10 Fun Family Nights!


I talked about planning the perfect family night.  Now I want to give you some ideas for some. Board game night-Get out all your favorite board games and have some special treats to eat and have a great time. Movie night-pick a family friendly movie, pop some popcorn and enjoy! Watch Family videos together, my kids LOVE this one.  My husband LOVES to take video and we have hours and hours … [Read more...]

Tips on Planning the Perfect Family Night


Well let me start off by saying, there is no PERFECT family night but there can be GREAT ones. Several years ago we started family nights.  We wanted a special time to just focus on the kids and enjoy our time together as a family. Family nights do not have to be expensive; there are many different things you can do together that are cheap or even free. *The first thing to do is brainstorm your … [Read more...]

Christmas Books Around the Tree


I recently saw this idea on Small Notebook.  I LOVED it!  She has smaller children then I do, she didn't use as many books as I did, hers looks way prettier.  Leave it to me to go CRAZY.  We are a lover of books around here and as soon as I saw the idea I ran to get all my Christmas books and I put them under the tree.  If you don't put presents out early (we don't) this is fun! The kids really … [Read more...]