Category Archives: Activities

DIY Quick-growing Calvary’s Mountain Easter Project

One of my all-time favorite Easter activities is growing Calvary’s Mountain. Not much time left before Easter? No problem. This garden does not take long to grow! What’s so special about this project? Calvary’s Mountain serves as a visual reminder throughout … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Year Round: Gratitude Journals

Books, blog posts, and articles abound on the most productive way to start a day, but the best thing our family does is simple. We record praises and thanksgivings in our blessings journals. If you want to give it a try, it’s … Continue reading

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Super Scissors: Guest Post at Joyful Mud Puddles

I’m excited to be guest posting today at Joyful Mud Puddles. Scissors are super! I wish I’d known this earlier. Once my son turned three, I was eager to teach him to read. He was a reasonably willing and capable … Continue reading

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Take Me to the County Fair: Favorite Books and Memories

County fairs are steeped in tradition, talent and can-do spirit. The experience is well worth sharing with our children. Some of my favorite childhood memories revolve around the local fair. Some of my favorite children’s books do, too. I grew up … Continue reading

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20 Simple Snack Ideas for Hosting a Children’s Party

Just call me a party animal. One of my favorite ways to love on my kids is hosting parties for them. We have parties all the time. From holidays to birthdays to the completely mundane, my children’s friends are always crowding … Continue reading

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DIY: Micah 6:8 Hand and Footprint Wall Hanging

One of my favorite Scripture verses is Micah 6:8. “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” … Continue reading

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Five lessons my daughter learned this week from crafting

“Mommy, teach me to needle and thread!” My almost-six-year-old daughter has been begging me to teach her to sew for months now. I do not sew (much). I am not (very) crafty either. Until this week, I have been coming … Continue reading

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Soaking up summer with swim team

     We love summer at our house! We seriously love it!      The mama in this family could spend all day sitting by the pool. That’s one huge reason swim team has become the cornerstone of our summer schedule.  … Continue reading

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Christian Summer Reading Programs with Prizes!

***NEW FOR 2016: The prize at 2016 is a free book from a select list rather than a $10 certificate. Other details remain similar but check out the current link: Family Christian Summer Reading Program. LifeWay also has a similar … Continue reading

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Would you like to touch a jellyfish? Family time at the National Aquarium

     To celebrate my husband’s return from last week’s business trip, we loaded up the family and headed for the National Aquarium in Baltimore. It was the first time we had visited as an entire family.      After … Continue reading

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