Entries by Amy Carney


3 Actions You Should Take During Screen-Free Week

Screen-Free Week brings awareness to the most significant battlefield we face as parents raising children in popular culture today- Technology. However, technology is not the problem- our time and habits on our screens are the real issues. I know the importance of purposely providing kids with a screen detox. It’s one of the reasons we […]


4 Tips For Giving Kids an Allowance 

Don’t pay your kid for scoring goals in a game. Don’t pay them for achieving A’s on their report card or for eating their vegetables. Don’t pay your child for doing the dishes, sweeping the floor or scrubbing their toilet. Instead pay your child a consistent allowance because he is a contributing, valued member of […]

How to Start a Blessing Jar Tradition

See a penny pick it up, and all the day you’ll have good luck. Or perhaps the copper coin can instead bless another as you drop it into your family Blessing Jar. For years, I wanted to start a Christmas Jar in our family. I loved the idea, wanted to do the tradition, but I […]


9 Ways to Deliberately Design Your Summer

Childhood is short. Summer is even shorter. Eighteen summers are all we get. How will your family spend this precious summer season? While June, July, and August may be perfect for lazy days and relaxation, we mustn’t make the mistake of aimlessly drifting through the summer months without purposely making a proactive plan for our […]


Why You Need to Buy that School Yearbook

Sure it may seem like a waste of money. Maybe our kids don’t seem to care if we purchase one or not. It might appear as a material item that will just sit around and collect dust. Does our child really need another school yearbook? School yearbook sales are in significant decline today. Students seem […]