Talking to Kids About Sex

By | August 5th, 2017|Faith, Parenting|

I wasn’t ready for this.  My eight-year-old daughter was reading though the book of Genesis to me out loud. We were sitting on the couch one day when she came to the [...]

I Want to See You Be Brave

By | July 3rd, 2017|Identity, Parenting, Seasonal|

It was 1814 and the thirteen colonies were in the throes of the War of 1812, fighting against the British, both of whom had captured prisoners. Baltimore lawyer, Francis Scott [...]

Cultivating Creativity: How the Captain Underpants Series Encouraged my Son to Read

By | June 13th, 2017|Learning at Home, Parenting|

Title Photo Credit: If you have spent any length of time around young children, I don't have to tell you that there is nothing more entertaining than potty humor. You know... [...]

Mom’s Advice for Finding a Wise Woman

By | May 12th, 2017|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 [...]

How We Taught Our Kids to Read the Bible

By | April 20th, 2017|Faith, 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 [...]

Authentic Faith: Helping Kids Connect to God

By | April 19th, 2017|Faith, 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, [...]

Tips for Child Acting & Modeling

By | April 2nd, 2017|Parenting|

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 [...]

I Need You to Struggle: Practicing Perseverance

By | March 17th, 2017|Parenting|

He only had one job. Make the bed, and then come have lunch. For my son, cleaning is the bane of his existence to start with, but the bed-making is a [...]

The Music that Moved Me

By | March 15th, 2017|Faith, Parenting|

If you were to peer through the back gate of my childhood home, you would see a simple swing set sitting in a sandbox, three fruit trees that my Daddy planted, [...]

7 Ways to Enjoy Device-Free Family Time

By | February 15th, 2017|Parenting|

Like most kids of the 80's, I grew up watching after-school shows, Saturday morning cartoons, and looked forward to beating the next level of Mario Brothers on my Nintendo. If [...]