10 Activities and Tips to Develop Children’s Reading Skills

10 Activities and Tips to Develop Children's Reading Skills

One of the major milestones in your children’s lives is learning to read. As a parent, this is a wonderful time but the prospect may cause some concerns. Since children begin learning the skills needed to read from birth, it’s important that you begin setting the stage early. Here are… Read More »

Letting Kids Fail

Letting Kids Fail

Wouldn’t it be nice if our kids just listened to everything we told them? We could impart all of our hard-earned wisdom upon them and save them from the agony of the many mistakes we made. They wouldn’t have to learn things the hard way since we already did that… Read More »



Taken by Dee Henderson

Taken by Dee Henderson

Eleven years of captivity before she manages to escape. Why she came to him for help, he’ll never completely understand, but he’s thankful for the opportunity to walk alongside her in this journey of telling her story and seeing her captors brought to justice. Taken is the latest from Dee… Read More »

Why It’s Important to READ Together as a Family

Reading Together as a Family | CLICK HERE to learn why it's so important...

We all know that it’s important to read to your kids when they’re young, but what happens when they can read on their own? Is there any reason to keep reading together? Scholastic’s recently released 2015 Kids and Family Reading Report shows that 40 percent of children ages 6 to… Read More »

Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson

Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson

When she entered the wedding gown essay contest, Katie Fisher thought her engagement was just days away. Minutes after she won, however, she found out it wasn’t meant to be. How did get herself in such a mess? She has has everything a bride needs… except a groom. From the… Read More »

Pinning Effectively and Efficiently (for Bloggers)

Pinning Effectively and Efficiently for Bloggers

When “professional blogger” is just one hat of many that you wear throughout the course of your week as a busy, work-at-home mom, you need tools and resources to keep your online presence growing while you’re busy offline caring for your family. I’ve been working on my pinning strategy over… Read More »



How to Make Family Meal Time Happen

How to Make Family Meal Time Happen

Studies have repeatedly shown that family mealtime is important to the health and well-being of a family. Not only does it help family members bond, it also helps children connect with their parents and siblings. Family meal time has also been shown to impact the health of a child as… Read More »



How to Survive the Witching Hour

5 Tips to Survive the Witching Hour

The afternoon is dragging on and the crazy has started to rear its ugly head. The chaos has reached an all-time high, and with dinner still over an hour away, Mommy starts to melt down. This is what I refer to as “the witching hour” around our home… it’s the… Read More »

The Creole Princess by Beth White

The Creole Princess by Beth White

The Declaration of Independence may have been signed up in New England, but down in the Gulf of Mexico, the British, French, and Spanish are all still fighting for control of the New World. Torn between her loyalties to her family and friends, Lyse Lanier discovers that there may be… Read More »

Superfoods for Kids and How to Serve Them

Superfoods for Kids

When learning about “superfoods for kids,” many people assume that kids won’t like the superfoods. We generally tend to think of superfoods as unpleasant tasting, or the sort of thing you have to eat to be healthy. The truth is: almost any healthy food can be a superfood, and superfoods are easy… Read More »