Easy Peasy Pinterest Round Up: Back-to-School

Back to School Pinterest Round Up

Maybe you’ve already snapped your first day photos for the year or maybe you are still looking forward to the morning you’ll send your kiddos off to school or begin homeschooling. We’ve got a great but simple round up of back-to-school ideas that you can use whether you’ve already started or will begin after Labor […]

In Response to the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

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I’m not one to respond to topics that fill my Facebook feed…but this one is personal. I’m sure you’ve seen it…celebrities and maybe even some of your friends dumping buckets of ice water on their heads to raise awareness and funds for ALS. In the past few weeks, the ALS Association has seen 1000% growth […]

When God Works Things for our Good {guest post from author, Denise Hildreth Jones}

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I am a bonus mom. It is our family’s version of step-mom. Me and my youngest didn’t like step-mom so we discovered this much more enjoyable description. However, as with all things in motherhood it too holds its share of heartache. When I married Mr. Jones I had never had children of my own. A […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About World Events

How To Talk To Kids About Current Events

The turmoil and suffering in the Middle East right now can be enough to make your mama heart feel like it’s going to break into pieces. You know your own kids can’t handle the weight of the information we’re all seeing in our news feeds, but you also want them to be prepared with God’s […]

Looking At Our Schooling Choices With An Eye On Others

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The beginning of the school year has always held excitement for me.  I was that kid who loved back to school shopping and that teacher who’s head swarmed with ideas for my classroom set up. However, it’s a hard pill for me to swallow that soon we will be waving farewell to the laid back, […]

Tips for Taking Your Kids on an Alaskan Cruise

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Last summer we ventured on a once in a lifetime family vacation: an Alaskan Cruise. I was a little hesitant at first about taking my boys to the 49th state, but it turned out to be an awesome experience. We learned about Alaska’s rich history and enjoyed breathtaking scenery. We cruised 7 days with Holland […]

What to do When Your Child Has a Favorite Parent

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Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Psalm 127:4 Does your child have a favorite parent? It seems like every mom I know has at least one kid who has a favorite parent. In my house, my son makes no effort to hide that daddy is his favorite. […]

God’s Word for Me Bible Storybook {review + giveaway}

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I love a good Bible storybook but I also want to share the actual Word of God with my kids. I know they would never focus on the sea of black and white type that comes with a Bible so I’ve not yet introduced them to specific scriptures in this format. We are working on […]

Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional, Week 7: Faithfulness

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Truth for Tiny Hearts Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional Week 7: Faithfulness Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4 I love how each […]

Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional, Week 6: Goodness

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Truth for Tiny Hearts Fruit of the Spirit Summer Family Devotional Week 6: Goodness A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart. Matthew 12:35 Even as an adult, I’ve had a hard time believing that God is good when bad things happen. Last year when my mom passed away at […]