Entries by Amy Carney


HAPPY CAMPERS: New Book Review and Giveaway

Our screen-obsessed, competitive society makes it harder than ever to raise happy, thriving kids. But there are tried-and-true methods that can help. Instead of rearing a generation of children who are overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and who struggle to become independent, responsible adults, parents can create a culture that promotes the growth of important character traits […]


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, digital devices are not the problem. Our time and habits spent on our screens are the real issues. It’s important that we purposely provide our kids with regular screen-free space in their lives. It’s […]


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 […]