Category Archives: Parenting

The Richest Bible Study You Can Do With Your Kids

Are you always on the quest for the perfect devotional guide for children? Are you pouring over blog posts for Christian children’s teaching resources like a sports fanatic pores over scores of his favorite teams online? After several months of … Continue reading

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Reading Saved Me

It’s happened before, and it just happened again. Reading catapulted me over the hurdle of life’s greatest recent parenting challenge. Without a trusty stack of books about trucks and vehicles of every conceivable stripe, it is certain our family would have failed abysmally at our … Continue reading

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Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: Summer Learning

Are you excited about summer? As a homeschooling mom, I absolutely adore every last moment of summer break. I need a rest from formal schooling to re-energize for the next year. However, while official school work is finished until Labor Day, … Continue reading

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Two Truths for Age Two

My baby turned two. Seems like only yesterday that the doctor placed that little 10 lb 4 oz bundle of joy into my arms while my husband announced exuberantly, “It’s a boy!” In the last 24 months, our family has relished the blessing … Continue reading

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Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: Family Devotions

I think the groundhog was wrong. Our early spring turned cold this week, leaving me snug in my rocker devouring my latest literary picks instead of outdoors, but no worries! Spring will be here when it gets here, and I … Continue reading

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5 Favorite Christian Easter Children’s Books

Easter is about Jesus! While I enjoy Easter egg hunts, cute bunnies, and chocolate eggs, there’s a danger the real meaning of Easter can get lost in these trimmings. Thankfully, our family has discovered some wonderful picture books that point our children’s hearts … Continue reading

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Part 2: Help Your Child Conquer Reading Obstacles

On Tuesday we began examining some common barriers squelching children’s desire to read. (The obstacles we’re focusing on in this series are the kinds we as parents can easily address and not the more complex learning issues that might require … Continue reading

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Help Your Child Conquer Reading Obstacles

As a child, I loved reading. I mean I really loved it! Wherever I went, I carried my trusty book. It sometimes got a little ridiculous! Even if we were just dashing to the nearest convenience store to grab a forgotten ingredient for dinner, I … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Your Son Will Love Caddie Woodlawn

Too often we put our kids in boxes when it comes to literature. Boys will revel in books about cars, ninjas, and superheros. Girls will delight in princesses, fashion, and friendship-themed tales. While these stereotypes often hold true, we need to … Continue reading

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The Potty Humor Problem

What do babies, toddlers, and preschoolers love to do? Imitate. See my cute little guy in this  100% natural, unstaged picture?* Mommy was cleaning the bathroom, and he just had to get in on the action! What joy! What bliss! It’s … Continue reading

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