Operation Christmas Child: Packing Shoeboxes for Children, with Children


  It's something my husband and I have done for years and years: packed a shoebox or two full of toys and hygiene items and candy and trinkets for a child overseas. It's not hard. It's not very costly. And yet, it can change another child's … [Continue reading]

When the Game Stands Tall: A Conversation by Kelly Mize


Last week, I had an opportunity to speak with Bob Ladouceur and Terry Eidson, the coaches portrayed in the new movie, When the Game Stands Tall, starring Jim Caviezel and Laura Dern. It’s the story of an impressive high school football team that held … [Continue reading]

Weekend Links

20 Items to Pack in Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes at Homegrown Learners How to Help Your Fall-Apart Child Pull It Together at Club 31 Women The Problem with Halloween at Jon Acuff Fabulous Free Bible Resources for Kids at Rachel … [Continue reading]

Weekend Links

Teaching Our Kids Kindness at The Kennedy Adventures Pointing a Defiant Child to God at Not Consumed 31 Days of Fall Fun at One September Day 32 Free Pretend Play Printables at My Joy-Filled Life Did you read or write something you’d like … [Continue reading]

The New School Year Can Be Terrifying by Ellen Stumbo

It's that time of the year when kids go back to school. A new year. A new teacher. Perhaps even a new backpack or wardrobe. But it also means new classmates. New friends. As a special-needs mom, the new school year can be terrifying. I am not sure … [Continue reading]

Weekend Links

Modern Ways to Mark God's Goodness in Your Family at Tommy Nelson Overcoming Fear at The MOB Society How to Get Kids to Think Chores Are Cool at Davonne Parks Minecraft for Moms at Sunshine and Hurricanes   Did you read or write … [Continue reading]

8 Yummy Muffin Recipes


  Personally, I think muffins are one the best "kid foods" there are. My kids will eat almost anything if it's baked into a little handheld snack. Want them to eat squash? Carrots? Quinoa? Bake it into a muffin! Muffins can be breakfast, … [Continue reading]

Weekend Links

Making Your Car a Sanctuary at OhAmanda Toddler Biting: Why It Happens and What You Can Do about It at Happy Hooligans Fall Play Dough Recipes at Nurture Store When You're Overwhelmed with the Bad in the World at The Better Mom Did you read … [Continue reading]

Making Toys Count by Christine Satterfield

Before I had my son, I knew nothing about children. I never had siblings or cousins to "practice" on and babysitting wasn't my thing. So the first time I walked into the big baby warehouse with my husband I was floored! Who knew babies needed so much … [Continue reading]

When Do I Take My Child to the Doctor?

source: Micah Taylor via Flickr Creative Commons In February, I had a very sick baby. My youngest child was 11 months old. He was running a high fever that wasn't coming down with medicine. His breathing seemed labored. It was really scary for me! … [Continue reading]