Babies & Toddlers

Keep It Simple Mom

It was everything I dreamt of and absolutely nothing I could have imagined. I opened my eyes, popped straight up in my bed and sat quietly as the tears began…

Clean House, Clean Heart

So have you done any spring cleaning? Last week we tackled my boys’ room. There are four boys. In. One. Big. Room. Politely put, they are not neat freaks. They…

Raising Other-Centered Kids in a Me-Centered World

“That’s my ball. I want it now.” “I want that blouse; you never let me get anything new.” “I don’t want to do “that.” ” I want to go out…

Father’s Day Funnies

Here’s a little idea you might find appealing! In general, most men are fond of humor and enjoy a little fun and silliness, so this Father’s Day maybe we should…

Teaching Our Children to Honor Their Father

Father’s Day was approaching, and we had gathered with several families we know well to celebrate the fathers together. We’ve had a longstanding tradition to take a few minutes and go…

Mother’s Day Idea: Communicate Your Desires

I hope Mother’s Day holds joys and home made treasures for you this Sunday, but if there is a chance you will be disappointed if the celebration isn’t all that…

Ideas For Fun-Challenged Moms

I had a mom come to me and ask, “How can I teach myself to have fun with my children?” Initially I was taken aback by her question, but as…

4 Simple Ways to Teach Scripture to Young Children

I’ve always found this passage a rather tough pill to swallow. How can we really think about and discuss God’s Word at every corner of our day? I’ve also found…

Five Ways to Draw Your Little One Closer to God

We all want to raise good kids.  We want our children to be kind and compassionate, loving and forgiving. How in the world do we teach them these things???  From my…

Is Engagement With Children Extinct?

It is odd that a simple “life scene” that played out before my eyes in a doctor’s office waiting room would leave me near tears. As I entered the waiting…

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