• How to talk to kids about suicide from a Christian perspective.

    What I’m Going to Tell My Boys About their Grandpa’s Suicide

    February 19, 2019

    A year ago today a phone call changed my life.  Nate and I had just put four kiddos to bed and were ready to spend the evening relaxing when my uncle called.  He asked to speak to Nate and, very quickly, my husband left the room, still on the phone.  I heard mumbled conversation and…

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  • Do you know a mama expecting another baby boy? If she's like me and is pregnant with her third boy, I'm sure she's heard all sorts of well meant "words of wisdom" that are probably doing more harm than good. Here are six things not to say to her and two things that you should be saying! Remember, there are tons of benefits of an all boy family!

    6 Things Not to Say to a Mom Expecting Another Baby Boy

    February 12, 2019

    Do you know a mama expecting another baby boy?  If she’s like me and is pregnant with her third boy, I’m sure she’s heard all sorts of well meant “words of wisdom” that are probably doing more harm than good.  Here are six things not to say to her and two things that you should…

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  • Time for a cherry blossom art lesson! As the cherry blossom trees begin to bloom, it's fun to recreate them on paper. This cherry blossom artwork is so easy to do, you'll want to get your kids involved!

    Kid Friendly DIY Cherry Blossom Artwork

    January 31, 2019

    Time for a cherry blossom art lesson!  As the cherry blossom trees begin to bloom, it’s fun to recreate them on paper.  This cherry blossom artwork is so easy to do, you’ll want to get your kids involved! I know it doesn’t feel like it with the Arctic Blast everyone in the Midwest is experiencing,…

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  • Ever wonder how to encourage siblings to love each other? It really is the age old question! We're working hard on raising brothers to be best friends but it's definitely tough! Keep reading to find out some great ideas on how to foster sibling friendship.

    Raising Brothers to Be Best Friends

    January 15, 2019

    Ever wonder how to encourage siblings to love each other?  It really is the age old question!  We’re working hard on raising brothers to be best friends but it’s definitely tough!  Keep reading to find out some great ideas on how to foster sibling friendship. I know my boys are young and I have no…

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  • #ad Looking for how to make a football game at home? This is the perfect football craft for preschoolers and you end up with an amazingly fun homemade football game.

    How to Make a Football Game at Home

    January 3, 2019

    Looking for how to make a football game at home? Look no further! This is the perfect football craft for preschoolers and you end up with an amazingly fun homemade football game you’ll want to play over and over again

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  • Are you looking for ideas to celebrate Jesus' birthday with your kids? These ideas allow you to focus on Jesus this Christmas and not center around the glitz and glamor of the holiday. Let's all be putting Jesus first at Christmas!

    How to Focus on Jesus this Christmas

    December 18, 2018

    Are you looking for ideas to celebrate Jesus’ birthday with your kids? These ideas allow you to focus on Jesus this Christmas and not center around the glitz and glamor of the holiday. Let’s all be putting Jesus first at Christmas! Affiliate links are used in this post This has been the most fun Christmas…

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  • The very best educational christmas gifts for preschoolers! You're going to want to check out this post if you're shopping for a four or five year old!

    Educational Christmas Gifts for Preschoolers

    December 12, 2018

    Affiliate links are used in this post I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but Christmas is coming in TWO WEEKS!!!!  I’m a HUGE fan of Christmas!  I love all the traditions, the parties, the focus on Jesus, the friends and family, and the decorations!  The thing I don’t love is the presents.  I…

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  • Can Christians celebrate Santa?

    How We Still Do Santa Without Lying

    December 4, 2018

    Christmas… The time of year to spend time with loved ones, give gifts, and… decide what you’re going to do about Santa. If you’re a young parent, you know the situation… What are you going to encourage you children to believe about Jolly Old Saint Nicholas? If you’re a Christian parent who wants the focus…

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