1. Printable Gratitude Journal for Kids

    Are you looking for ways to encourage gratitude and thankfulness this Thanksgiving? Here's a printable journal that will help you do just that! I was trying to decide what to…

    Read More

  2. Boys and Their Egos: Wisdom for Helping Boys Replace a Critical Attitude with a Spirit of Encouragement

    Boys and their Egos!  What's a mom to do? If you've been around many boys in the 10+ age group, you've probably come across the over-confident child who knows everything…

    Read More

  3. Ideas for Celebrating a Christ Centered Advent Season with Kids

    Our family kicked off the Christmas season with some Christmas music last night after our Thanksgiving dinner.  I'm a big stickler about waiting to celebrate until after Thanksgiving, but once…

    Read More

  4. Wisdom and Parenting in the Middle School Years (A story about Instagram and how our world is getting larger, plus resources for parents!)

    I just bought him his first pair of shoes that are bigger than mine. Life used to be all about Thomas the Tank Engine and digging in the dirt, and…

    Read More

  5. Sibling Fighting and the Problem of Selfishness

    If your house is anything like mine, you are always on the lookout for ways to deal with sibling fighting. It can be exhausting, can't it?  It's so easy to…

    Read More

  6. Building Character for Boys: Hard Work and Responsibility

    Welcome to a new series - Building Character for Boys (Printable Bible Study) Each post will include thoughts for parents and a printable Bible study for kids to do either…

    Read More

  7. Going Beyond "Just Ignore It:" Strategies for Handling Sibling Fighting

    "MOM!  Make him get out of my chair!" "It's my turn to be in this chair!" "No it's not!  You were in it last time! Today is my turn!" "You're…

    Read More

  8. Biblical Boyhood: Respect, Part 2. What Do I Do with My Disrespectful Son?

    Last week, I shared some thoughts on teaching boys to be respectful.  I wanted to come back and add a second part to that post because I really didn't get…

    Read More

  9. Biblical Boyhood: Teaching Boys to Be Respectful

    Raising boys has been, in my experience, similar to raising puppies in many ways!  We have constant muddy “paw” prints on the floor, boys are always tumbling over each other,…

    Read More

  10. Kindness in Action: Devotions for Families on Loving God and Loving People

    My boys are not really into Valentine's Day - all the hearts and mushy stuff is not exactly up their alley!  But as I was thinking ahead to February, I…

    Read More