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3 Ways to Leave a Legacy of Faith for Your Children

Most Christian parents agree on the importance of passing on a legacy of faith to their children. Still, acknowledging its importance is often disconnected from the real life understanding of what to do in order to accomplish the goal.

6 Things Every Kid Needs to Hear

Words matter. Our children soak them up like little sponges. I can watch my daughter play “house” with her dolls and hear her say some of the same things her mom or I tell her. It's proof that she's listening.

Of all the phrases we say as parents, there are a few that I believe every child needs to hear.

Single Dad Adopts 5 Siblings So They Can Stay Together

Lamont Thomas spent years fostering children - 30 kids over 15 years to be exact!  But when the last foster moved out of the house, Lamont could not end it there.  So even after he decided to stop fostering, he still wanted to help others - so he made an amazing change!

5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy

People are understandably conscious about the foods they’re eating and where they come from. This has seen the rise of whole, clean and natural foods, and in the last couple years, the trend has even moved into pet foods.
These tips can help your whole family lead a more healthy life.

An Easy 4-Step Social Media Fast (to Free Your Soul)

Confess - who here is addicted to Social media?  It makes us glued to our phones for a good part of the day, creates negative affects on our relationships, makes us less productive, and it can give us a skewed perception of what reality is. 

What can we do to make sure that our lives don’t get consumed with social media?  Here is an easy 4 step social media fast to free your soul...

Sharpen Students’ Minds with Proper Nutrition

Bells will soon be ringing, and parents may experience déjá vu for the first several weeks of school. That’s because the early part of each new school year is commonly spent reversing the effect of “summer brain drain” – when kids lose skills they mastered the previous year.

How can a proper diet help reverse this trend?

Church Buys School Supplies for Every Student at Their Local Elementary School

Parkview Mennonite Church in Hillsboro, Kansas decided to put works with their faith and made a wonderfully generous donation to a local elementary school, opting to purchase academic supplies for every single student due to attend! 

See what happened when this local church body decided to be a blessing to their whole community...!

Should You Let Your Kids Use TikTok?

Of all the apps in recent years, perhaps the one that has received the most debate on whether it should be used is TikTok. TikTok not only has an addictive, habit-forming quality but is also an app where most anything goes.

This begs the question for parents, should you let your kid use TikTok?

5 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Read the Bible

Bible reading is such a critical part of a healthy relationship with God, but truthfully, it’s not the first Book most children gravitate toward.  What can we do to help our kids not only read the Bible, but understand what they’re reading, potentially enjoy it, and most of all, apply it?

Here are some ideas that will hopefully get you started:

How to Parent Your Grown Children Without Smothering Them

We all want to feel needed. And sometimes, it’s scary to let our grown children make certain decisions on their own.  How do you give them space, but still let them know you are there when they need you or when they’d like you to be around?

Here are seven suggestions to help you parent your grown children without smothering them

6 Remedies When You Feel Like a Failed Parent

The terrible twos. The rebellious teenager. The prodigal. Challenges to parenting are as old as Scripture itself.  Rather than beating ourselves up, we can rely on God’s promises.

Here are six remedies when you feel like a failed parent....

5 Ways to Raise a Confident Adventurous Child

From taking steps toward the stairs to learning that bubbles don’t taste good, exploration is a part of development for babies and young children.

To help make this a fun (yet safe) adventure, here are some great tips!

Instilling the Meaning of Independence Day

What does the Fourth of July mean to contemporary Americans? For many it means a day off from work and little more. To others it means an opportunity to "party," roast hot dogs, and watch fireworks.  But to the Founders of our nation, it meant far more.

Some amazing insight into the birth of our country that you can share with your family!

How to Make the Most Out of Family Time

With a little imagination, you can dream up all kinds of creative, engaging and interactive activities the entire family can enjoy no matter the season.

How to Have a Summer Vacation the Budget-Friendly Way

Pretty much anyone can have an amazing vacation if they have unlimited funds to spend, but what’s the fun in that? It is possible to have a perfectly splendid time on a tight budget.

Here are some fun ideas for you and your family!

6 Things I Wish I Had Known as a New Mom

Motherhood is unlike anything else I have known. It is beautiful, terrifying, empowering, humbling, and transformative.  In that one little moment leaving the hospital, I felt love, fear, guilt and joy all at once.

Could I walk back and sit across from myself in that hospital room, here are 6 things I’d want to tell myself as a new mother.

5 Teen Parenting Tips That Will Save Your Sanity This Summer

I hope these lessons will help you as you embark on yet another summer of long, monotonous days. Here are a few parenting tips to help your bored teen stay motivated and busy this summer.

Create a Family-Friendly 'Staycation'

With summer vacations looking a little different this year, infusing new energy into playtime – and making it a family affair – can turn time at home into a fun “staycation.”
Help battle boredom and get the whole family involved with these fun and engaging activities

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