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10 Conversation Starters for Your Next Family Dinner

You want to have meaningful conversations with your family.  But sometimes you just don’t know how to get the ball rolling.  When you’re sitting at your next meal, try asking a few intentional questions.  You don’t want to “over-program” your meal times.  You need space to have silly and natural talk […]


The Dreaded Bike Ride

My husband James usually bikes the kids into school.  If he can’t, I usually drive them.  This morning however he asked, “Would you like to bike with them?”  The dreaded bike ride.  The real answer was, “No.” But the good mom in me wanted to say, “Okay I’m willing.” It’s not that I […]


Valentine’s Day for Toddlers

Holidays are a great time to make memories with your toddler.  Here are ten easy, cheap ways for moms to make a big impression on this Valentine’s Day: Fill their shoes with a sweet treat.  When it’s time to put their shoes on, they will be thrilled to find a […]


Teaching Kids about Love for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about eating chocolate candy and red hots (although that may be what your child thinks).  It’s a great day to show your child what it means to show to others.  Toddlers probably won’t get much out of a heart to heart talk about the virtues […]


Merry Christmas Friends!

The prophet Isaiah foretold the birth of Christ in Isaiah 7:14: Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. God always keeps His promises! May God give you peace and hope this Christmas. Have […]


What God Wants for Christmas

Listening to FamilyLife Today on the radio a few weeks back, I was instantly drawn to one of their Christmas resources for kids:  What God Wants for Christmas.  I ordered it the same day! What God Wants for Christmas is an interactive nativity for kids.  There are 7 boxes to […]


How to Celebrate Christmas with Toddlers

I’m thinking of how to celebrate Christmas in a meaningful way with toddlers.  My Lucy is 3 and I want her to have a special time of not only the gifts of Christmas, but for her to catch the meaning of Christmas too. I think back about when my older kids Noelle and […]