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Our Kids Bedtime Routine & Prayer

Kids Bedtime Routine

Motherhood crept up on me. I know I know, I had nine months to prepare for my first child. But as an only child myself, I was not exposed to a lot of babies, much less taught how to care for little ones. I followed my doctors advice and actually didn’t read any parenting books while I was pregnant. However, ... Read More »

What Goes Unnoticed…

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I’ll be the first to admit; I’m not a stellar homemaker. But I should get an A for effort. Perhaps if I spent as much time cleaning as I do inventing ways to clean (not to mention spreadsheets & systems for keeping track of cleaning), my home would be better off. But alas, such is not the case. Yet something ... Read More »

Sibling Love: #SiblingLove Twitter Party on 2/25

Sibling Love Twitter Party

The topic of love is not a new one for February, but how much thought do you give you sibling love? I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. I essentially grew up as an only child; I have three half brothers, but they were all out of the house by the time I was two. So when it comes ... Read More »

Do You Make Time for Kid Dates?

Do you make time for kid dates

Do you make time for kid dates? You know what I mean right? I’m talking one-on-one time with just you and one of your kids doing something THEY want to do, not just taking them along with you on an errand somewhere. The funny thing is, when you take the time to study your children and then intentionally invest in ... Read More »

TeachHub.com provides the latest resources for teachers & parents

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To be completely transparent, I get approached frequently by brands, organizations & websites looking to me to help promote their material. But I take this platform very seriously and still imagine it’s just me writing to my best friend on here…even though I now have the privilege of interacting with thousands of you on a daily basis. In that same ... Read More »

How to Keep Your Kids Honest: 30 Ways in 30 Days

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If you’re like me (or most parents for that matter!), you struggle with how to keep your kids honest. Since April 30 is National Honesty Day, I wanted to help you teach your kids honesty in a more clever, bite size way. I’ve come up with 30 Ways in the 30 Days of April to help keep your kids honest. I’ve ... Read More »

32 Cheap Kids Easter Basket Ideas

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Even though Easter is this week, have no fear! I have 32 cheap kids Easter basket ideas for you that you can easily pull together before the weekend: Easter Stickers Sidewalk Chalk Bubbles Jump Rope Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (my personal favorite) Easter Book Coloring Book DVDs (our kids especially love VeggieTales & What’s in the Bible) Glow Sticks Mini ... Read More »

Teaching Kids Psalm 23 – Scripture Memorization

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Teaching kids Psalm 23: teaching kids how to memorize Psalm 23 through video, song & hand motions. In the scripture memorization videos below, I’m teaching my kids Psalm 23. Psalm 23. It’s six verses and typically I recommend teaching your kids one verse a week, but you can teach this to your kids in a month if you work on ... Read More »

Explaining Death & Dying to our Kids: Vanderbilt Wishing Well blog

Explaining death and dying to our kids is not something we imagine doing when we give birth, yet it is an inevitable part of life. Many of you have followed along the journey we went through with Ricky’s dad this summer, starting with him being diagnosed with a brain tumor on June 7 and finally departing from this earth on ... Read More »

Easter: the journey between the secular and the spiritual (Tommy Nelson Blog)

This month over at the Tommy Nelson blog, I wrote about “Easter: the journey between the secular and the spiritual“: For as long as I can remember, Easter has marked a trepidatious journey between the secular and the spiritual. From comedians to theologians, everyone has questioned the bridge going from Jesus dying on a cross to hiding candy-filled eggs in ... Read More »