The idea behind the Christmas Eve Scavenger Hunt is very simple: get out into our community and do as much service as we can in the allotted time.
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Every year our family does the 12 Days of Christmas. We choose a family that is in need of some added Christmas cheer and we secretly deliver gifts every night before Christmas.As much as I love this tradition, and highly recommend it to your family, I really want to add more giving in simple ways to our Christmas season.
Slowing down the pace of life allows us to regroup, reconnect, and recharge. A life less hurried is a life more sweetly savored.
This is one of the most uncomfortable parts of parenthood, right? Speaking with our children about intimacy, sexual relationships and other really personal topics such as how treating sexually transmitted diseases is usually simple if you do it on time. Well, it doesn’t have to be. Dina Alexander, from Educate and Empower Kids, has made this […]
I was tucking my older daughter into bed when she said to me, “I wish I could have met Grandma Valentine.” I told her I wish she had too.
In this week’s episode, Saren interviews our good friend Amy McCready about her book, The Me, Me, Me Epidemic. Amy shares three powerful tools from the “Un-Entitler Toolbox” included in her book and offers perspective on the underlying causes and solutions for entitlement. Show Notes The Me, Me, Me […]
Do you have trouble motivating your kids to do their share around the house? Check out these five very practical tips from parenting expert Amy McCready to help you get your family routines back on track.
Parenting in the age of electronic devices is uncharted territory for many of us; however, setting up guidelines and rules from the start will help teenagers become responsible technology users.
Instead of getting discouraged about what is going on in the political process, get involved and make a difference! You don’t have to be an expert; there are simple things you can do to begin to show up!
I realized that I needed to reconsider my purpose in playing games with my children. Was the point to spend enjoyable leisure time with them? Or was I trying to teach them the rules of the game?
In an attempt to shift gears to a more constructive mindset, we’ve started sitting down at dinner with an evolving list of questions that help us evaluate our day, our mistakes, and our interactions with others.
My first “porn talk” with my kids was far from perfect. But ultimately I conveyed a more important message: I love you more than anything, and I am willing to talk about tough topics—and even embarrass myself—in order to educate and prepare you.