As with most characteristics we want our children to grow in, humility - specifically apologizing - is something we must lead by example in. Not solely apologizing to them when you have messed up (though that is very important) but also modeling it in your marriage and in your relationships. Our kids see and pick … Continue reading Simple ways to teach the art of apologizing
We celebrated our boy turning three yesterday. While it was different than any other birthday we’ve celebrated for him, we made the best out of it! We decorated the house with balloons and banners, the girls even made him a DIY piñata without me knowing. It was the sweetest thing. A trash bag tied to … Continue reading Sam’s quarantine 3rd birthday
I am ALL about simple, easy and fun. And this cloud dough is just that! Heres what you need to know. I used two ingredients: Two parts Shaving cream ⇓ Click here to head to amazon to buy shaving cream! And one part corn starch ⇓ Click here to head to amazon to buy corn … Continue reading Two ingredient DIY play dough
Today I'm sharing some simple and easy activities we have done with our kids recently. I hope this gives you some fun ideas! Draw a road/town in your driveway with sidewalk chalk for your kids to scooter in Build a fort Fill a bucket with water and put a few toys/cups in it Write encouraging … Continue reading 20 Simple no prep activities for kids
Today I want to talk about how important it is to be open with your kids when you make a mistake.First, we need to be okay making mistakes...and letting our kids see! Even go as far as drawing attention to a mistake you’ve made - “shoot! I forgot about your doctors appointment today, I need … Continue reading The importance of owning our mistakes as parents.
This week in our home school we are talking all about honesty. We have... • Talked through scriptures (1 Peter 3:10, Zechariah 8:16) • Watched a couple short videos about the importance of honesty • And today I planned on doing a skit about telling the truth vs telling a lie, and it turned … Continue reading Training Kids To Be Honest
I nursed my first born for 10 months, my second baby for 14 months and my third for 16 months. It will be an experience that I look back on and cherish for the rest of my life. 1. It is hard. Like really hard. My first daughter and I had the hardest time figuring … Continue reading 5 Things They Should Tell You About Breastfeeding Your Firstborn
I don’t feel this overwhelming sense of “not doing enough” with the time I have anymore. We are together all day long, with nowhere to be. So we can read and pray together in the mornings, talk about God “as we lie down”, and “as we walk along the road” - bringing him where ever we go. We can go for a hike and just wander, not aware at all of what time it is......
Last year at about this time we had Sam's one year photos done and unfortunately Mitchell wasn't able to be there with us. So we knew we wanted to do another shoot this year and I am SO glad we did. My childhood friend does our photos and I just love how she captures our … Continue reading Our 2019 Family Photos
You should be proud of yourself! Our children need to know that we are proud of them, but there confidence cannot reside only in our opinion of them. Helping them to feel proud of themselves for accomplishing something will build confidence. I see you worked really hard on this. Putting an emphasis on the effort … Continue reading 7 Phrases To Say To Your Children