Create a Hall of Family Faith

One of the greatest gifts we can give our kids as people of faith is a long line of believing people. Deuteronomy 7:9 says, "Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations … [Continue reading]

Celebrating Easter with ParentLife

source: Tatters via Flickr Creative Commons Need some advice or ideas for leading your kids through the Holy Week? Here are all the Easter posts we've done here on the ParentLife blog over the last six years. Preparing for Easter by William … [Continue reading]

Weekend Links

For the Wife and Mom Who Is Tired of Waiting at Pressing In and Pressing On How to Homeschool Adopted Kids at Tricia Goyer Hope Does Not Disappoint at Proverbs 31 Donkey Clothespin Craft at Free-n-Fun Easter - perfect for Palm Sunday next … [Continue reading]

What a Teacher Wants to Tell You, the Parent by Ashley Terpstra

source: Duke University Archives via Flickr Creative Commons The reason we give homework is not to make your life harder as a parent. In order to transfer their knowledge, it is important that they practice independently what we are learning that … [Continue reading]

Weekend Links

Grape Kool-Aid Scented Playdough at Stir the Wonder 14 Day Walk with Christ at Jedi Craft Girl - An exercise for the two weeks before Easter. 24 Easter Books That Focus on the Cross at Not Consumed Preschool Resurrection Eggs at Motherhood on a … [Continue reading]

Faith That Sticks {GIVEAWAY}


I am a firm believer in teaching children to love reading at a young age. As soon as my children were old enough to maintain eye contact, I was reading to them. They loved listening to my voice and looking at the bright colors. Soon they were big … [Continue reading]

Friday Links

9 Things to Clean when the Kids Get Sick at Clean Mama Teaching Kids How to Take Care of Books at Growing Book by Book Sparkly Mixed Medium Winter Paintings at Stay at Home Educator An Object Lesson for Kids on Honesty at Over the Big … [Continue reading]

The Desperate Diva Diaries: Christian Fiction for the Preteen Crowd


  There were the Dork Diaries. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid. And now Angie Spady offers a Christian alternative with a female protagonist: Catie Conrad, star of The Desperate Diva Diaries series. When Catie asks her journalist father for a … [Continue reading]

How Surviving a Snow Day Is Like Getting through a Spiritual Drought by Jessie Weaver


First of all, you have to know that I am not talking one snow day. I'm talking two weeks where my elementary-school-aged child has gone to school a grand total of 8.5 hours. She is distraught. I am stir-crazy. My preschooler went once for 2.5 hours. … [Continue reading]

Weekend Links

Secret Prayer Club at Pint-Sized Treasures How Pinterest Makes Us Feel at Women Living Well Parenting after You Messed Up at Our Goodwin Journey Encouraging Independent Play (with Children Who Hate to Be Alone) at Beautiful in His Time Did … [Continue reading]