5 Ways to Connect with Your Teens

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We are always hearing how having teenagers is tough!  And it can be!  Our children are becoming young men and women and adolescence isn’t always easy.  There are skin breakouts, hormones, emotions they don’t always know what to do with, and coming to grips with who they are. However, there are wonderful things about having teens that can bless us in amazing ways. These truly can be the “best … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Help Your Children Set Goals

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Goal setting can never happen too young!  When you become a family that sets goals together you are teaching your children how important goals are and setting a great example to them for their own lives! One of the ways to start is to help your children prepare goals of their own and there is no better time than the New Year.   If your children learn to make goals when they are young, they … [Read more...]

How to Set Goals as a Family… That Actually Last

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The New Year is here and it is the perfect time to be thinking about setting goals. We often think of goal setting for our businesses, homeschooling, or even our health.  Most of us want to set individual goals or resolutions; however we don’t usually think to set family goals. I want to encourage you this year to do something different!  Have a family meeting where you have some simple snacks … [Read more...]

January Activities 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!  January features many wonderful things you can do together this winter season!    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 posts in the … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Keep Your Sanity While Working From Home

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Working from home can be such a blessing, but keeping your sanity is not always easy!  I have learned many lessons through the years on time management such as what jobs I can and can't do, how to work through different stages of my children's lives. *affiliate links included! I also know the secret to making it successful,  and that is, there is NO secret.  You have to just live it out and tweak … [Read more...]

The Family Nativity {Giveaway}

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We have a guest post today from Marilee Woodfield!  We are so happy to have her here at Together with Family! Excerpted from the 12-Day Nativity: Christmas Activities for a Christ-Centered Home, (Cedar Fort Publishing, 2015) As a child I remember my family having one nativity set that was displayed each year. It was a simple white set made of plaster, and the stable was built out of scrap … [Read more...]

10 Timeless Family Christmas Traditions

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I love traditions and I love to come up with new ones for my family!  There is just something wonderful about traditions that helps your family to connect on a deeper level.   Creating special times with your children is intentional parenting at its best! I have such wonderful memories of growing up and having traditions in my life, especially around the holiday time!  My mom was great at … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts for the Christian Mom

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for Christmas for mom, or a friend or sister?  Maybe your family wants to treat you with something special and you struggle to think of something. *affiliate links are included in this post I put together a list of gifts that would be perfect for a Christian Mom!  I know they are things that I would love! I love to study my bible so anything related … [Read more...]

Free December Activities 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!  December features many wonderful things you can do together this Christmas season!    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 posts in … [Read more...]

Ways to Celebrate Advent with Your Family

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Last year my husband sent me a text after a very stressful day at work!  "I'm looking forward to our Advent devotional tonight, it has become the best part of my day."  He was really enjoying the wonderful stories we were reading each night as a family!  I knew what he meant,  there is just something wonderful and peaceful about hearing the Greatest Love Story Ever Told!  There is something … [Read more...]