Summer Staycation Ideas for Families with Kids

  Many kids count down to the end of the school year, but once summer break begins, some parents begin counting the days until it’s over. Kids love having more free time, but often it helps to have some planned activities to add a bit of structure to their days. Here...

on seeing change as a gift

  I homeschooled my three kids for five years straight. Like any endeavor, it had its pros and cons, but overall, homeschooling fit our family well. Then God opened the door for my kids to attend a small Christian school. In the weeks before their first day, we ambled...

How to Help Your Kids in Times of Transition

  We all know that change is inevitable. Sometimes it’s welcomed — but often, it’s unexpected and disorienting. Whether we can prepare for it or not, we all respond differently to times of transition. My kids are now 13, 10 and 8, and in their short lives so far,...

out of the mouths of babes

Several years ago, I took my three-year-old daughter to the gym for some special time together in the pool. As we put our things in the locker room, my daughter suddenly started belting out the lyrics to a worship song she had heard at home earlier that day.     The...

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