family

A Revolutionary Mindset for Family Chores

What used to be a given in the life of the family, chores are now apparently falling by the wayside, with only 28% of parents stating that they give their child(ren) chores, according to a recent study. Even in spite of the up and coming evidence that chores are beneficial to children (here, here, and…

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5 Tips for a Successful Bible Time with Kids

I have a confession. After completing the Play Through the Bible series I did a terrible job at having a consistent Bible time with my kids. We started and stopped, and started and stopped again. I had lofty goals and didn’t see them through. Most of the time I just plain didn’t know where to start. Have you found yourself…

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The Hidden Blessing of a Full Life

As I flopped into bed, exhausted, I lay there thinking of all the things a left undone. Yet another day had passed, busting at the seams. Filled with highs and lows. Responsibilities, routines, and even some excitement. I sighed, trying to figure out what I would need to prioritize tomorrow. “Life is crazy,” I thought. “Will…

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Gifts for the Whole Gang – Family Gift Guide

Affiliate links included For Christmas, I always wanted to get one big gift for my kids that was a “family gift.” Something that everyone could have fun using together. Now that baby J is here, this is the first year that we’ll actually be able to do that! Since buying a gift that spans multiple…

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Top Ten Ways to Stop Being a Grumpy Family

School has begun once again and whether your kids are hopping on the big yellow bus or sitting down for math lessons at the kitchen table, one thing is for sure – gone are the lazy days of summer. Life is about to get busy! I know for our family, when our schedules are full…

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The Treadmill of Mothering Small Children

The afternoon felt like I was stuck in that movie Groundhog’s Day. At this point my 8 week old was starting to fall into some semblance of predictable routines. He woke for the day around the same time, stayed up for a while, cat napped the rest of the morning, and then usually took a…

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