6 Simple Gifts to Give this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day will be here really soon.  I love seeing how the great posts around the web for the day to celebrate love!  I found some great post that share some simple gifts or crafts to make for the one you love! 49 Valentine's Gifts in Jars by Craftaholics Anonymous®, what a great idea to put a sweet gift for your love in a jar!  I love all of these ideas and most are super … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Get Your Kids to Fall in Love with Books

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We all want our kids to love to read! We want them to love going to the library and to be a lover of learning!  I think some children are born with a book in their hands, it just seems so natural for them and they love books from the time they are young.  For others though it can be different, especially for our children who struggle learning to read.  There are things we can do in our homes to … [Read more...]

February 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!  February is the love month. it features lots of way to share love!   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 works coming … [Read more...]

15 Amazing Winter Activities

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Winter time can be blah if we let it!  It is cold, often dreary, and sometimes the weather makes it tough to go places but there are some fun things you can do together as a family that helps liven this time up a little bit so I thought I would make a list!   I also love this list because it helps us get back to enjoy the simple things of life and gets us away from the electronics, and phones and … [Read more...]

Who Else Wants to Raise Grateful Kids in an Entitled World?

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There are so many things in our generation that are easier then in our grandparents day.  We have electronics,  microwave ovens and washing machines that we just turn on that washes our clothes.  However, I think in a lot of ways parenting is tougher.  It is especially tough if you want to raise children who love the Lord more than themselves and don't want them to be sucked into the culture that … [Read more...]

The Plans I Have For You Devotional and Journal

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I love spiritual resources for my children! When you get good ones they are a wonderful way to teach them about God and HIS goodness!  They don't replace the Bible and they shouldn't but they can be a wonderful supplement to God's Word and can really help bring things to their level! This devotional and journal are part of a new brand in the Zondervan family that explores how God may use our … [Read more...]

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...]