How to Make a Birthday Card Organizer

Birthday Card Organizer | tutorial with free printable at

If you’re like me, you probably either a) have a stash of birthday cards somewhere that you forgot about and/or b) frequently forget to send a birthday card because you forget to buy them in a timely fashion. I decided it was time to take action and create a card… Read More »

Laugh-out-Loud Doodles for Boys (and Girls)

Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Kids

Several years ago, we got our hands on a copy of The Big Book of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott and the kids absolutely loved it. So when Revell contacted me a few weeks ago to see if we’d be interested in checking out Rob Elliott’s newest titles,… Read More »

A Pirate Ship Summer Adventure

A Pirate Ship Summer Adventure | Build a Pirate Ship with Your Kids |

The kids loved last month’s All About the Sea theme day so much, and they could not wait for this month’s All About Pirates theme day. Last week we grabbed our All About Pirates summer break brain bag and had a great time reading about pirates and making our own… Read More »

Bible Study Baskets for Kids

Bible Study Basket for Kids

Our pastor recently stated that there is a difference between reading the Bible and studying the Bible: “Bible reading helps you know the content of the Scriptures, and Bible studying helps you know the meaning of the Scriptures.” As I pondered this in relation to my own Bible reading and… Read More »

Easy Egg Casserole

Easy Egg Casserole

We love hot breakfast at our house, but I’m not a big fan of slaving over a hot stove first thing in the morning. I love when I can find an easy recipe that I can throw together quickly. This Easy Egg Casserole recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prep,… Read More »

Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund

Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund

When life throws two people together who are both broken by the past, they must each seek God before finding love with one another in Hearts Made Whole, the newest title in the Beacons of Hope series by Jody Hedlund. From the Publisher After her father’s death, Caroline Taylor has… Read More »

10 Steps to Teaching Your Child to Communicate Effectively

Teaching Your Child to Communicate Effectively

Effective communication is the foundation to success. When one can communicate well, they have a greater advantage over those who don’t. Communication starts long before adulthood. In fact, learning to communicate effectively starts even before a child can talk. Let’s look at some ways to help your child learn to… Read More »

How to Raise an Adult


I recently had the opportunity to get my hands on a brand new book from Julie Lythcott-Haims, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. I knew just from the title that I was going to like the premise, as I’m… Read More »

God’s Love is… a Scripture Memory Craft

God's Love Is: Tutorial

Bible memory isn’t difficult, but too often we fail to keep the Word of God in front of our faces, and thus we fail to memorize it. I’ve discovered that one of the easiest ways to memorize Scripture is to keep the verses you are working on learning easily accessible… Read More »

12 Weeks of Summer Bucket List Ideas

12 Weeks of Summer Bucket List Ideas

I don’t like to have an over-packed summer (hello, white space!!), but I know my kids need activity and some semblance of structure during the long summer months, so I’ve attempted to come up with a list of summer bucket list ideas that we can do together as family –… Read More »