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”
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
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
Is Lent Okay? Should I practice Lent? There appears to be a resurgence of interest in Lent among various Protestants. I did not grow up practicing Lent and I do think this is a decision that should be considered thoughtfully. Many people practice giving something up as a check list or a societal expectation or a… Read More 5 Resources to Get Ready for Lent
Or How to Help You be Thankful too! It’s the worst part of winter right now. The days are still short, still to cold to play outside every day, and there is no Christmas to be excited about. We are living in dreary dark days and needing graciousness for one another. I don’t think most… Read More 6 Ways to Help Children (and Adults) Say “Thank You”
Perfect Parenting I had one of those once a year 2-hour phone conversations with my brother a few weeks ago. We talked about many things, but one of the topics that came up was his concerns if could be a good parent. I, of course, told him that no one can ever really be ready… Read More Are You Good Enough?
Take time to kiss a fuzzy baby head today. You will be glad you did.
I think I need to clean my camera phone lens! Please excuse the poor picture. I am so glad we started our thankfulness chain in October this year. If we miss a day here or there, we still have plenty of time to have a nice long chain. But it’s also become part of a… Read More Thanksgiving Chain in Progress