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
I read the book of Hosea in the Bible shortly after becoming a Christian and it has been my favorite book in the Bible ever since. I share this with you all today, in hopes that it will help you to understand and to feel God's peace and contentment that He wants to give you. … Continue reading Trading Lies For The Truth
⇒ Keeping a routine. If you are new here, I love a routine and wholeheartedly believe that keeping a routine is one of the best things we can do for our families. We already have a pretty good rhythm that works for us within our family and we will be tweaking it and making changes … Continue reading 5 Simple Habits For Living Purposefully As A Family In 2019
#1 Play-Doh - There are always buckets of rock solid play-doh in our house, and I am sure we are not alone. So you can't go wrong with gifting play-doh this year! #2 Balance Stepping Stones - These are great imagination boosters and great for getting kid's bodies moving indoors, these will be under our tree for … Continue reading Christmas Gift Guide For Kids
My memories of Christmas as a child consist of eggnog, Christmas Eve at my Memere's and waking up to a living room filled with presents. Literally almost the whole room, filled! I would say my mom's love language is definitely gifts. She has always been a gift giver and in turn, when I had children … Continue reading What Happened When We Gave Our Children Only Three Presents For Christmas
Praise is an important part of parenting. Our children need encouragement from us of course, but what is the purpose of praising our children? The purpose of praise is to encourage children to continue in specific positive behaviors that produce positive outcomes. We are not focusing solely on the outcome, we are focusing on the positive … Continue reading Thoughtfully Praising Our Children, And Replacing The Phrase “Good job”
There is a short period of time from about one and a half to five years old when our little girls have total security in who they are. They haven't learned to be embarrassed to dance in front of people and they aren't concerned what others think of them. This is a time where we … Continue reading 4 Surefire Ways To Raise Confident And Courageous Little Girls
Have you ever looked in your closet at all your clothes and thought "I have nothing to wear?" likewise, have you ever heard your child say after being in the play room "I am bored, there is nothing to do?". Children, much like adults get overwhelmed and overstimulated when given too many options. About two … Continue reading Less Toys, More Creativity!
We are the first, and most influential authority that will be placed in our children’s lives. God chose YOU to be your child’s parent, you are the authority! If we are teaching them from a young age that obedience really isn’t required, at what age are we hoping that it will magically click for them?