Parenting / Family

8 Tips For Supporting a Loved One In Their Time of Suffering

Through my experiences I have gained a little insight into what was helpful for me during my time of suffering, and my hope and commitment is that I can use this experience to be there for others in ways that are helpful for their...

7 Ways To Make Bible Study Fun For Kids

The bible is pretty clear.  It instructs us parents to teach our children God’s Word. But teaching a 6 year old who would much rather be running around carelessly about the bible can feel like mission impossible. How do you hold their attention? How do you communicate...

When Motherhood is Not Easy

Tears streamed down my face as I texted by best friend about the catastrophic freak show that was my life the day before. In an attempt to “get ahead of the game” I was preparing some freezer meals. Pinterest puffed up my ego pretty good...

Practicing What You Preach: Easier Said Than Done

It has taken my whole life to finally realize that God means what He says.   Proverbs 3: 5-6 tells us to lean not on our own understanding, but to rely totally and completely on God.  God also tells us in His word that...

5 Tips For Surviving Postpartum Depression

“Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) “Do you want to harm yourself or your...

10 Things Every Teenage Girl Needs to Know

I’ll never forget my high school days. I remember walking down those huge halls, surrounded by the buzz of morning chatter and the gossip of the weekend.  I can almost still hear the sound  of the slamming lockers, and smell the faint odor of cafeteria...

4 Things To Do To Survive Grief and Loss During the Holidays

This time of year reminds us that grief does not take a vacation. The heaviness associated with loss seems to permeate every special occasion, especially major holidays. How do we reconcile our faith, our hope, our emotional healing in the space of deepest despair? How do...

End The Vicious Cycle Today

You may have had an ongoing family feud since you can remember.  You and your parents have unresolved issues.  You just can't seem to see eye to eye on anything these days.  You and your siblings have a sibling rivalry.  You want to be at peace, you want...

3 Things We Can Learn From Children

Trust Today, everyone is living independently, pushing for individuality.  It is a good thing because it helps us achieve more.  It also allows us to reconnect with ourselves and realize what we really need and want.   Children’s dependence to their parents is admirable and...

20 Family Movies You Can’t Go Wrong With

It's Friday Night. The kids are home. Sometimes it's refreshing just to spend a nice quiet night at home with the family instead of heading outdoors for some family fun. I must say, It's a lot cheaper also. Ok I'll admit this list may be a...