10 Ways to Make Christmas Special For Your Kids

For most people, December is loaded with activity. Parties, concerts, cooking, shopping, traveling, and the list goes on and on….and on. December also carries a load of potential for creating sweet memories that your kids will remember for the rest of their lives. Here are 10 ways to make Christmas special for your kids this year. […]

5 Ways to Embrace Your Child’s Current Obsession

Current Obsession

Think about your child’s current obsession. Is it something you love as well? Or does your child’s current obsession annoy you? Maybe it’s just something that’s not necessarily up your alley… At multiple points in your child’s life, they will hyper-focus on one certain game, activity, movie, toy, etc.  If you have girls, they are probably still […]

The Double Standards of Parenting

double standards of parenting

Double standards. We all hate them, right? Why should someone expect something of you when they are not willing to do it themselves? Lately, I’ve been convicted of the double standards I have for my kids. This conviction was compounded when I saw this quote come over my Facebook feed: NOTE TO SELF: Treat yourself the way […]

Easy DIY Character Cake

So…your little one has his/her birthday coming up. They know what kind of party they want, what they want to do, what kind of character cake they want, what party favors they’ll give out, etc… It’s all planned out — down to the very detail. So yesterday my daughter turned five years old. If you […]

5 Life Lessons Learned from My Five Year Old

Today my baby turns F-I-V-E. Yes…five. I love celebrating her birthday, because it reminds me once again of the huge blessing she is and how God was faithful to gift us with her life! (Her name tells part of the story if you don’t know why we named her Shiloh.) I love being a momma to […]

Celebrating Good Friday with Kids

Good Friday commemorates when Christ died on the cross for our sins. Most kids do not have school on Good Friday. (For some, it may even be the first day of their spring break!) How would you like to make Good Friday different than any other day off? In what ways can you focus on having a gospel-centered […]

Joy in the Midst of the Mundane

Yesterday was one of those days where it was just hard. Not hard in the sense that our schedule was packed or the kids were up all night or because a pile of laundry lurked in the laundry room needing to be folded.  Yesterday was hard, because it was a difficult day emotionally. The kids seemed to make bad […]