What I Tell My Daughters About Modesty

By Lisa Jacobson | July 19, 2018 | 8 Comments

I was practically born in a bikini. Okay, so I was probably wearing less than that. But I did grow up hearing my mom tell people that I was only 3 weeks old when I took my first trip to the beach. Living close to the sunny Southern California coast, it’s where I spent most […]

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You are the parent, not your child

By Susan Yates | July 12, 2018 | 7 Comments

We live in a child-centered culture. A culture that often says our primary job as a parent is to make sure our child is always happy. Of course we all want our children to be happy, but that’s not our primary goal as parents.  Our primary goal is to raise adults with a solid faith who will […]

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Two Books to Add to Your Kids Reading List This Summer

By Barbara Rainey | June 28, 2018 | 4 Comments

Reading widens the world of children and adults. Exploring other places both real and imaginary enhances our knowledge and invites thinking creatively and critically. And almost nothing does more for family bonding than sitting together on a comfy couch or chair with one or more children and reading out loud together. One of my favorite […]

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Summer Bucket List: 30 Ideas to Try This Summer

By Janel Breitenstein | June 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Has your family started the summer break countdown? It’s important to make your time with your kids as intentional as possible. But knowing where to start isn’t easy. Here are 30 ideas to try this summer. Ideas to do with younger kids: Have a marathon story time. Pile together on the couch or on the […]

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10 Ways to Avoid Mommy Burnout

By Susan Yates | May 11, 2018 | 11 Comments

When our 5 kids were little I ran away. Well not exactly; but I do remember standing by the front door at the end of a horrible, rainy day of being cooped up with sick toddlers, fighting siblings, a hormonal pre- teen and a hormonal and burned out me! With my coat on and purse in […]

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