Why would you think about the holidays in January? Haven’t we had enough of this madness?!?!?!?! Yes! I have! But…. every year I promise myself that I am going to set aside money every month to make the holidays less stressful. And most years I fall flat on my face. Join me this year to help… Read More Holiday Planning in January?!?!
My two sons are ages 7 and 5 and quickly growing out of most Bible storybooks. I have tried reading some simplified Bible versions with them, but the reality is they just aren’t ready. So I was excited to be offered the opportunity to review “The Action Storybook Bible.” My Kid’s Reactions: The illustrations… Read More Review: “The Action Storybook Bible”
An Eye-opening Church Experience Several months ago I visited a church while out of town to see family. My husband took my 2-year-old to the nursery and took my 5 and 7-year-old to children’s church. As I walked into the room I was looking for the paperwork I thought I would need to fill out.… Read More Review of: “The Child Safeguarding Policy for Churches and Ministries”
(Note from Deborah: I have not yet read this book as it has not yet been released, but I am letting you all know about the giveaway. See links below in the article) DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE COMIC BOOKS? HOW ABOUT SUPER HEROES? Now is your chance to have DC and Marvel illustrator Sergio Cariello… Read More Giveaway Info for “The Action Storybook Bible”
My husband and I stared at each other across the kitchen counter. Two of our children played in the background as I shared what the teacher had told me at school about our oldest. “What in the world are we going to do about this?” he asked. “Don’t worry, I said, “I have a… Read More Review: “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk”-A Plan for Better Parenting
“Mommy, I don’t want to die.” My then 6-year-old son said these words to me as we were driving through the hills of Ohio last spring. Gulp. I don’t want him to die either. I worked as a hospice nurse for 5 years but it doesn’t mean I always know how to talk about… Read More Update Teaching Children Hymns: “Low in the Ground He Lay”
A few months ago I came across a story in my Facebook feed was written to give mothers like me ALL THE FEELINGS. Told from the point of view of an older mother, she watches the young mother care for her children at Chick-fil-A. As the mother gets her food ready and the children… Read More Why I am Reading “Codependent No More” and Why You Should Too.
This is part of an ongoing series: How to Teach Children Hymns (even if You Aren’t Musical). Our family recently completed our 6-week rotation of learning a new hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” As we were singing this hymn together the other night, my 6-year-old started acting it out. As we sang about casting down our… Read More How to Teach Children Hymns (even if You Aren’t Musical)- “Holy, Holy, Holy”
Dinner table idea! I came across this video recently read recently of Sara Blakely speaking about her father celebrating failure because it was a learning experience. He would ask them about their failures and celebrate the hard-earned knowledge, she attributed her father’s attitude to part of her success in the business world. How we… Read More Celebrating Failure with Children
Summer is coming to an end, which means our kids are going to be around lots of new people without me. Which is great in so many ways, I want my kids to branch out and have those experiences and grow wings and all that fun stuff. But my sons are both at the age… Read More “God Made All of Me” by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb