Tips for Enjoying a Cedar Point Staycation

Tips for Enjoying a Cedar Point Staycation

One of our favorite ways to spend time together as a family is to take mini-vacations at destinations close to home: staycations. Staying the night at a hotel a few hours away and enjoying dinner at a restaurant we don’t have in our town help us to break up the… Read More »

Strategies and Activities to Improve Children’s Memory Retention

Strategies and Activities to Improve Children's Memory Retention

Everyone can have a difficult time remembering things sometimes. However, if see this happening with your children frequently, there are some things you can do to help them boost their memory and retain information longer. You can use these strategies and activities to improve children’s memory retention. 1. Rhyme it,… Read More »



10 Summer Staycation Ideas for Battle Creek, MI

Summer Staycation Ideas

We love exploring nearby towns and local venues, so I thought it would be fun to create a list of summer staycation ideas for Battle Creek, MI – my hometown. We’re looking forward to visiting several of these locations and participating in these festivals this summer! 10 Summer Staycation Ideas for Battle… Read More »

How to Sneak a Little “Me Time” into Your Busy Parenting Day

How to Sneak a Little "Me Time" into Your Busy Parenting Day

Are you on-the-go, have a to-do list a mile long, or just plain busy? Don’t have time to enjoy a treat during the day to pick yourself up? As a busy mom who works from home and homeschools my kids, I often feel this way. I’ve discovered three simple tips… Read More »

No Place to Hide by Lynette Eason

No Place to Hide by Lynette Eason

On the run from law enforcement who think they’re guilty of terrorist activity and the bad guys trying to kill them before they talk, Jackie and Ian find themselves needing to be constantly on the move with No Place to Hide – the latest book in Lynette Eason’s Hidden Identity… Read More »

100 Days of Summertime

100 Days of Summertime

Since we made the decision to send the kids to school in the fall, I’ve begun to realize that my days with them at home all day are numbered. And while that’s a good thing, I’m also wanting to make the most of the time we have together this summer,… Read More »

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 »