Why Motherhood Matters {Book Review}

Why Motherhood Matters {Book Review}

Do you ever feel that motherhood is simply overwhelming? Maybe you’re a brand-new mom battling the exhaustion of sleepless nights. Or, maybe you’re a more seasoned mom spending your days working or homeschooling and your evenings chauffeuring your children to their activities, cleaning, cooking, and handling the myriad of other responsibilities that come with being a mom. Sometimes it all feels a bit much, leaving you wondering if it all really matters. If this sounds like you—check out Why … [Read more...]

What about 3 days?

What about 3 days?

  If you’ve been in ministry for even just 5 years, that adds up to 1,825 days. How many of those days have been spent on going through curriculum? Volunteer training? VBS planning? Scouring the endcaps of craft stores and department stores for clearance candy and pipe cleaners? We’ve all been there. Here’s another question. How many of those days have been spent on investing in YOU as the leader? As the one who is championing the discipleship of kids and families in your church … [Read more...]

Announcing Book #2!  Top 50 Memory Verses (and how to learn them)

Announcing Book #2! Top 50 Memory Verses (and how to learn them)

I've got some exciting news for you, my friends!  Things have been a bit quiet on the blog front -- partly because I've been hanging out in the sun with the kids a lot this summer and partly because I've been hard at work on a new book! Announcing the newly published book, Top 50 Memory Verse Lessons (with games and activities!).  I've been having a blast writing these books and feel so blessed that in the midst of some very serious chaos and hardship this year, I've been given this … [Read more...]

60 Ways to Show Appreciation To The People In Your Life

60 Ways to Show Appreciation To The People In Your Life

Now that school is back in session, it’s the perfect opportunity to start thinking about ways to show the kids’ teachers how grateful we are for their dedication and hard work throughout the year. Teachers really are angels in our little ones’ lives and have the ability to impact them for so many years to come. They are endlessly patient, kind and yet firm with our children when they need to be. But between getting the kids to school, managing their after school activities and remembering to … [Read more...]

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament

There is an old saying around these parts that “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes”. While this adage describes the unpredictable temperature and precipitation fluctuations of our bread basket, it can also be applied to the unpredictable mood swings and personality shifts of our children. Even the most timid and level headed kids can be impacted at some point or other. This constantly shifting tide of emotions and behaviors can make it difficult to understand a child’s … [Read more...]

Lunch Box Jokes (Happy Back to School!)

Lunch Box Jokes (Happy Back to School!)

The kids are heading back to school tomorrow (where, oh where did the summer go?) and I thought I'd draft up a few jokes to pop in the lunch boxes for them.   As long as I was at it, I thought I'd share this fun printable with you!  Grab it with the dropbox link below (you do not need dropbox to view): https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ejs49o34yk0rw9/Jokes.pdf?dl=0 Are you back in the school routine?  What are you looking forward to this year? Find more jokes here!  … [Read more...]