The Trick to Turning Your Kids into Pleasant People

By Barbara Rainey | September 22, 2017 | 4 Comments

Are you a morning person? Just like adults, children either are or are not. No middle ground. I only had one true morning child who woke up quickly and happily most every day of her life. The others? Two were especially slow wakers. A lot like me, so I understood but I didn’t necessarily have compassion. […]

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5 Ways to Raise Creative Kids

By Barbara Rainey | July 24, 2017 | 4 Comments

Do you want to nurture creativity in your kids? You know the name George Washington Carver, right? You know he invented lots of things from the peanut. But do you know that He talked to God constantly as he worked in his laboratory? His conversations went something like this: Lord God, you made the peanut. You […]

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3 Ways to Clean House

By Kristen Welch | February 16, 2017 | 3 Comments

Guest post by Kristen Welch I spent 5 hours helping my teenager clean out her room last New Year’s Day. Clearly, we know how to party. It was also her birthday week and she wanted a more grown-up space. But we knew we had to clean out what she didn’t need and what didn’t belong to make room for […]

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When Your Kids Drive You Crazy With Too Many Questions

By Barbara Rainey | September 19, 2016 | 4 Comments

What is hair made from? Do lizards go to heaven? Why do we stop at red lights? Who’s your mom’s mom? Why do I have to tell Jesus what I did wrong when He already knows? In our house with six kids, a menagerie of outside pets, and two often exhausted parents, our kids’ questions […]

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Why Your Home Matters … 5 Ways to Grow Creativity

By Barbara Rainey | May 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

Do you want to nurture creativity in your kids? You know the name George Washington Carver, right? You know he invented lots of things from the peanut. But do you know that He talked to God constantly as he worked in his laboratory? His conversations went something like this: Lord God, you made the peanut. […]

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