As parents of school-aged kids, many things feel uncertain right now heading into a new school year. One choice we do have, despite our worldly circumstances, is the ability to make our child feel especially loved in our home this school year and beyond. 1. Light a Candle of Honor One of our favorite family […]
One of the favorite places our family visited along our 7-month RV journey around the USA, was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I had never given the historic city much thought, but boy was I impressed. We voted it the best walkable city along our American tour with so much to do, see, eat, and learn about! 1. […]
The implications of our children spending more time on devices during this pandemic are nothing to ignore. Right now, our sons and daughters may be in front of screens more than ever out of necessity, or desperation. It’s crucial that we, as parents, cultivate conversation and create boundaries in our homes to help protect our sons and […]
One of the most important things we can do as a parent is to teach our kids how to take care of their personal health. Many doctors and nurses see college students coming in with minor aches and pains that could easily be remedied in their dorm room instead of the emergency room. What can […]
Our family was camping before camping was COVID cool. Families are jumping in RVs and heading to campgrounds in record numbers. Six years ago our family spent seven months in an RV journeying around the United States. We needed to stop the chaos that was our everyday life, slow down, and enjoy one another and […]
If you’re like me and hanging out at home more this summer, with little desire to spend a lot of money right now, perhaps these fun, but low-cost, ideas will be of interest to you. 1. Plan a themed family night Look at your summer calendar and see if there are any days coming up […]
As we head into summer, let’s talk about how we can use this June, July, and August to strengthen our family systems and raise kids who are contributors! LISTEN IN as my author friend, Danielle Wurth, and I talk about one chapter of her new book- KIDS IN THE KITCHEN– and how we can use […]
Childhood is short. Summer is even shorter. God willing, we only get 18 summers with our kids, so how can we bring significance to this summer that may be simpler than we’re used to? 1. Strengthen your family values and purpose Have you taken the time to claim your core values and purpose for raising […]
As my firstborn sons wind down their senior year of high school, I question what I still need to teach them over these next couple of months before launching them off to their respective college campuses come August. One area where we parents seem to fall short in our teaching is helping our son or […]
As I prepare to graduate my firstborn sons from high school and launch them from the safety of our nest this fall, I want to talk about what are the best gifts we can give our Seniors at this special time in our lives. And guess what….. these gifts won’t cost you much, if anything, […]
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