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.

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|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 to tell me. Sometimes [...]

Product Review: ImPRESS Gel Manicure

By | March 31st, 2017|Foundations|

Hi, my name is Jenn, and I'm a nail-biter. When I get stressed, I chew. I don't know why, but once I was old enough to get a real manicure, having nice nails finally became a [...]

Lessons in Leadership: Valentines Edition

By | February 14th, 2017|Foundations, Parenting|

If you know anything about me, it may come at no surprise to you that my son is a list-maker. He makes a list of his chores, what he's going to do after school, and [...]

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 [...]

20 Family Theme Party Ideas

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Here are some fun ideas for parties you can throw that are totally family friendly and not particularly partial to gender preferences (i.e., mermaids vs. an ocean theme), and fun for any age! Full Disclosure: [...]

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 [...]

DIY: Repurposed Sweatshirt

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Last month, I was sifting through my closet to see what I could purge before the new year. I had often passed up my college sweatshirt for the Salvation Army pile, but this time I [...]