This is the last post in our series of 39 Ways to Serve With Your Kids. If you missed part one or part two, be sure to check them out. If you’d like to download a printable PDF of all 39 ways to serve together, please fill out the information at the bottom of this … Read More about 39 Ways to Serve with Your Kids – Part 3
On the last day of the school year, my daughter’s teacher wore a shirt that read, “Parents: Tag You’re It!” I chuckled about it and took my kids home to set up a tent in the living room for our First Night of Summer Camp Out. Later, as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, … Read More about Strawberries, Swimsuits, and Spiritual Refreshment
This is the second post in a three part series about family service projects to do with your kids. If you missed the first post, you can go back and read it here. If you’d like a free PDF of all 39 ways to serve with your kids, sign up at the bottom of this … Read More about 39 Ways to Serve with Your Kids – Part Two
This is the first post in a three part series about family service projects to do with your kids. You can read the second post here and the third post here. If you’d like a free PDF of all 39 ways to serve with your kids, sign up at the bottom of this post, and … Read More about 39 Ways to Serve with Your Kids – Part One
In May of 2014, our darling third child was born. In June of 2014, we drove 14 hours to Disney. Suffice it to say – we were tired. To prepare for the drive, I spent hours on Pinterest during the middle of the night feedings coming up with fantastic ideas for entertaining our then five … Read More about The Most Important Rule When Traveling with Kids
I am not good at balancing. Or I guess I should say, I’m not naturally good at balancing. I mean this in both the literal and figurative sense. I struggle to not fall over for most of my Barre workout; and I want to finish any project that I start as soon as possible, even if … Read More about How to Balance Kids and Marriage
There was a study done in the 1960’s that’s now commonly referred to as “the marshmallow test.” You may wonder how the marshmallow test relates to waiting on God, but give me a minute. In the study, children were given a marshmallow and told they could eat it immediately or wait fifteen minutes to receive an additional … Read More about What to Do When You’re Waiting on God
I am not well traveled. I’ve been to like 10 states and Mexico. But as I think back on my life, some of my fondest memories are of trips I’ve taken. As you could probably guess, they’re not all fabulous trips to amazing places. Some great trips have simply been to my grandma’s house for … Read More about Take the Trip
If you search Amazon for “graduation gift,” you will get 20 pages of keychains, cheesy books, jewelry, and knick knacks like this graduation angel. So trust me when I tell you this list is the best of Amazon’s offerings for a graduation gift. Or don’t. Scroll through the endless pages of subpar graduation gifts until … Read More about Chips Picks: Graduation Gift Ideas Plus a Free Wall Art Printable!
“Make sure to have your children in the fall because everything in life will be easier for them if they have fall birthdays.” This nugget of wisdom was bestowed upon me when I was seventeen years old. At the time, it seemed completely irrelevant since I was still in high school, unmarried, and not … Read More about Should You “Redshirt” Your Kindergartner?
I invited a friend to a social gathering recently, and when I told her the location and venue she said she won’t have fun if her kids are bored. I was shocked. I wasn’t shocked because of the bluntness of the suggestion. I was shocked because worrying about my kids’ boredom had never even crossed my mind. … Read More about Why I Don’t Care if my Kids are Bored