The Value of Telling Personal Stories to Your Kids

telling personal stories to your kids

Does your nighttime routine with your kids include reading stories? Ours definitely does. Sometimes we only read one book, but other times we get carried away and do lots more. Have you ever tried telling personal stories to your kids? Recently, my husband started telling our daughter stories (opposed to reading them)…and now that’s all […]

14 Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Men

I don’t know about you, but I always have a hard time shopping for men.  Even for my husband, who I know very well, I struggle to find a great gift. (Thankfully, we aren’t big on gifts, so that lowers the bar tremendously!) But in case you have the same problem I do, I thought […]

9 Ways to Be Active with Your Kids

active with your kids

New Year’s has come and gone. Maybe you decided this year was the year you were finally going to: – lose all that stubborn baby weight – kick your Diet Coke addiction – utilize that gym membership you pay for each month – [insert other good intentioned fitness goal here] Whenever we think about fitness […]

14 Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Women

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you are thinking of a gift for your wife, mom, sister, friend, or some other important woman in your life, I thought I’d put together a list of 14 valentine’s gift ideas (in differing price ranges) to get your creativity started. Even if you don’t do “gifts” […]

5 Reasons My Family Chooses Christian Music

Christian music

I love music. Country. Pop. Bluegrass. Christian. Jazz. Classical. It’s a pretty eclectic group of favorites. But since having children, Christian music prevails as the genre of choice to be playing around the house and in the car. This happens for numerous reasons. Don’t get me wrong. We are not “against” non-Christian music.  We have […]

14 Valentine’s Books for Children

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If your littles are like mine, they L-O-V-E to be read to. They have their favorite books, so usually its the same books night after night, day after day.  But I do, however, try to pull out some seasonal books to spice things up a bit! Valentine’s Day will be here in a couple weeks. The […]