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 »

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 »



You Don’t Have to YELL!!

You Don't Have to YELL - learning to parent effectively without raising your voice needlessly

My husband came home last night to find me at the end of my “mommy rope.” I had been fighting against my kids all afternoon, and I was done. Unfortunately, we had a commitment to be somewhere within a few minutes of my husband coming home, so I was trying… Read More »



6 Car-Friendly Snack Ideas

6 Car-Friendly Snack Ideas

If your family is like most, then you may feel as if you practically live in your car. From driving children to practices, classes, and appointments to long road trips and commutes, busy families can spend a lot of time in the car. Eating meals and snacks in the car,… Read More »



More Than Just The Talk by Jonathan McKee

More Than Just The Talk by Jonathan McKee

As my kids are beginning to enter pre-puberty, I know that it’s none too early to start thinking about how to open the lines of communication about intimacy and relationships with the opposite sex. I don’t want “the talk” to be a one-time event, however, so I was eager to… Read More »

Dating My Husband for Under $10

Dating My Husband for Under $10

I’m frugal. And by frugal, I mean cheap. And even though I want to make my marriage a priority this year, I’m struggling to “put my money where my mouth is” in order to hire a babysitter and go out on dates with my husband. So when my mother-in-law asked… Read More »



Learning to Trust God

VeggieTales Noah's Ark

When I hand my kids a VeggieTales DVD, I do so with complete trust in the brand – a brand I’ve loved and trusted since day one – so I had zero concerns about handing them the new VeggieTales Noah’s Ark DVD when it arrived in the mail last week.… Read More »

3 Must Have Apps for Busy Moms

3 Must Have Apps for Busy Moms

Is there an app for that? Moms are busy and it is no wonder that there are hundreds (if not thousands) of apps that are geared toward helping busy moms manage their families better. There is an app for just about anything a busy mom can imagine… and then some!… Read More »



Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

Last weekend, I mentioned that Easter was coming up soon, and Jenny immediately started bemoaning the fact that they don’t get Easter baskets. (We’re “mean” parents – we know.) Grandma came to the rescue, however, and insinuated that they may be getting one this year, so I started brainstorming ideas… Read More »