1. Easy Wooden Peg Nativity Sensory Bin

    As we approach Christmas, here is an idea for a simple nativity that preschoolers can touch and explore.  This project came together very quickly, and Owen and Jonathan (ages 4.5…

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  2. Biblical Boyhood: Putting an End to Pestering

    At our house, we have been dealing with pestering as a source of sibling fighting and conflict.   This has been a challenge to deal with, because on a certain level,…

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  3. Download and Print Advent Jesse Tree Devotions

    Download and print Advent (Jesse) Tree Devotions to use with the whole family! What are Advent devotions? The Advent season is almost here - my favorite time of the year!…

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  4. Biblical Boyhood: Self Control Part 2 (Carelessness, Wasting, and Being Destructive)

    At the end of August, I wrote a post on teaching children, especially boys, about self control.  The focus of that post was childish behavior vs. foolish (sinful) behavior. I…

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  5. Printable Family Gratitude Devotions for the Month of November

    November is one of my favorite months of the year.  In Texas, November is the month where the leaves on the trees *might* finally turn colors, if the weather has…

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  6. Teaching Siblings About Loving Each Other

    As I've written before, I think that sibling conflict is one of the most exhausting aspects of mothering.  Some days, it's relentless!  And as I also said in this post,…

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  7. Teaching Kids to be Teachable

    One of our desires for our children is that they will be teachable.  Not impressionable - not changing to reflect whoever is around them, or influenced by whatever comes along,…

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  8. When your kids just can't be good...

    A couple weeks ago, I posted about dealing with sibling fighting and rudeness.  Apparently I'm not the only one with children who struggle with bickering, because that post has been…

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  9. Dealing with Sibling Fighting and Rudeness

    Ah, sibling fighting...  One of my least favorite parts of parenting!  Lately, it seems like every word out of my boys' mouths is rude.  We have had everything from the…

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  10. Five Benefits of Memorizing the Bible with Your Kids

    I recently posted about making treasure boxes with the boys as a tangible way for them to think of God's Word as a treasure.  We are currently memorizing Proverbs 2:1-11…

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