We tend to parent the way we were parented, and how we choose to raise the next generation is rooted in the values that are most important to us. The building blocks of family life begin with foundational principles of relationship, togetherness, and trust. Walk with us as we explore the core values of a strong family and practical ideas for bonding.

The Men Who Gave their Lives for Mine

By | May 29th, 2017|Foundations, Seasonal|

Last year on Memorial Day, we gathered with friends to potluck. At one point, the host asked us to share in the group what significance this holiday held for us. I shared that my grandfather, [...]

Mom’s Advice for Finding a Wise Woman

By | May 12th, 2017|Foundations, Parenting, Seasonal|

When I first began this post for Mother's Day, my thought was to explain this famous passage in a way that a modern, liberated woman could understand it, living in a society that champions equality [...]

Practically Creative Living: The Bean Family

By | April 27th, 2017|Community, Featured Guests, Foundations, Home Care, Lifestyle|

This month, we had the opportunity to get away from city life and visit our dear friends on the island of Kauai. We had been talking with them for months about making time to [...]

Retelling the Classics: The Little Mermaid & The Happy Prince

By | April 21st, 2017|Foundations|

The Little Mermaid (1975) Hans Christian Anderson's tale, narrated by Richard Chaimberlain. The Happy Prince Original Story by Oscar Wilde Narrated by Christopher Plummer, including Gylnnis Johns

How We Taught Our Kids to Read the Bible

By | April 20th, 2017|Christianity, Foundations, Parenting|

I had to get after the kids again for not buckling up their seat belts right away. Of course we were in a hurry to get somewhere, and Asher had an urgent story to tell me. Sometimes [...]

Authentic Faith: Helping Kids Connect to God

By | April 19th, 2017|Christianity, Foundations, Parenting|

As Christian parents, we can feel the weight of responsibility for guiding the next generation toward a meaningful relationship with God. As we have learned from our experience with any school institution, aptitude is not accurately [...]

6 Things We Learned About Party Planning with Family

June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

My sister and I survived two family parties in two weeks! After deciding not to kill each other, we sat down and came up with six things we learned from party planning with family. It's [...]

Practically Creative Living: The Bean Family

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

This month, we had the opportunity to get away from city life and visit our dear friends on the island of Kauai. We had been talking with them for months about making time to [...]

DIY Wall Mounted Rack

April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

If you've ever rented a living space, you may be familiar with the limited options for utilizing wall space. Our rental contract prohibits holes in the wall, so it challenged me to come up with [...]

Tips for Child Acting & Modeling

April 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Child modeling and acting can be such a fun and enriching experience both for parents and kids, and there are lots of great learning opportunities if you have the time to commit. We signed [...]