15 Books That Share the REAL Meaning of Christmas

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"In a culture that uses this season to get children to dream about how their lives would be made better by possessing a certain material thing, where Christmas has been reduced to a shopper's nightmare…

Top 3 Gifts for Teachers

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After checking out these gift ideas for teachers, be sure to browse through our Holiday Gift Guide for all the other people you love in your life! As we started to put this gift guide together,…

Gift Guide: Grandparents

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Where do we even start to say thank you to the grandparents in our life? A thoughtful gift from the family can be one small way to show our appreciation for their love and support. With help from our…

Gift Guide: Moms

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As a mom, I could spout off a list of gift ideas for everyone in my family. However, when someone asks me what I want, I draw a blank! Relate? I've also learned that if I don't provide some ideas, I end…

Gift Guide: Dads

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Lets talk dads. Maybe it's just me but I find dads hard to buy for. Every year was a struggle to find a gift my dad would like and now I have to find one that my husband, will too! If you struggle as…

Gift Guide: Tween Boys

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Tween boy--roughly the ages of 9-12--is the age of maturing kid and not yet teen. Two of my sons fall in this range, so they helped me quite a bit with this list. We tried to think of a high quality gift…

Gift Guide: Tween Girls

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Tween girl--roughly between the ages of 9-12--is the age of maturing kid and not yet teen. My daughter falls in this range, so she and her sweet friends inspired many of the gifts on this list. From books to games to cute accessories and more, I hope these gift ideas help your tween girl to be a well-rounded gal.

15+ Advent Resources for the Whole Family

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This year, Advent begins on Sunday, December 1st. The true reason we celebrate Christmas - that God sent His only Son for us - can get lost in the hustle and bustle of preparations for the holiday. Advent…

Gift Guide: Boys Ages 5-9

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We believe children inherently have amazing imaginations and that the right toys can fan that flame. We've tried to provide gift ideas for boys, ages 5-9, that we've used in our own homes and that can…

Gift Guide: Girls Ages 5-9

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This gift guide is geared towards the elementary-aged girl. We believe children inherently have amazing imaginations and that the right toys can fan that flame. We've tried to provide gift ideas that…

Gift Guide: Boys Ages 3-5

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Out of all of our gift guides, I found this one was the easiest to put together. Young boys aren't too hard to please and since I have two of them, with the help of my friends, we put together a killer…

Holiday Gift Guide: Ages 0-2

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With three kids apiece, we've been through our share of toys. The last thing we'd want is for you to waste your money and have more stuff that your kids won't use. With the help of some mama friends,…

Little People, Big Feelings: 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Regulate Emotions

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When we think about strong emotions less as a behavior issue and more as a skill to be learned, it’s easier to provide a warm responsive environment. Try these 5 tips to coach your kids as they learn to manage complex feelings.

Fun Idea to Do With Kids While You Wait

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Every parent of preschool and elementary kids has been there. The dreaded wait...at a restaurant, the doctor's office, an amusement park, you get the idea. Kids start to whine. Your head starts to hurt. Well, we have a really fun idea to do while you wait, and it doesn't involve a device!

Road Trip Cards: Fun Games and Questions for the Whole Family

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Ditch the screens! These cards will turn road trips into fun, family time. From laugh-out-loud silly stories to name-it competitions, get ready for all ages to be entertained.
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Best Lunch Boxes and Bento Boxes on Amazon (2019 Edition)

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We've vetted the best lunch boxes and bento boxes for kids of all ages on Amazon for 2019. Free shipping on all. Perfect for back to school season.

Top 10 Safe and Budget-Friendly Sunscreens for Kids (2019 Edition)

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Did you know most of the sunscreens for babies and children on the market are filled with harmful chemicals, from endocrine disruptors to cancer-causing ingredients? If you want to keep your child safe from the sun's damage and safe from toxic sunscreen ingredients without breaking the bank, pick up one of our curated Top 10 Safest and Budget-Friendly Sunscreens for Kids this year. We've done all the research for you!

9 Must Have Tween and Teen Bibles

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We've curated some of the best Bibles on the market for tweens and teens in this article. With our tips and recommendations, we hope to help you find an engaging and trustworthy Bible translation,…

Traveling with Kids: Tips, Tricks, & Activities

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Traveling with little ones can be challenging. With a little planning ahead though, a long trip with young children can be a lot smoother. Check out our traveling tips, tricks, and activities below! I've…

A Father's Day Gift Idea That Your Man Will LOVE

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Hint hint: Dad doesn't want another money clip for Father's Day. We have a fun and original idea that has already proven to be a great gift: Give him a Bacon Steak Sampler! Even better news: we've…

Winc: The Perfect Wine Club for Moms

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Winc delivers wines that are curated to your taste and delivered to your doorstep. Perfect for the busy mom who enjoys a glass of wine at the end of the day! Affiliate link included. Opinions are…
30+ Journal Prompts for Kids (FREE PRINTABLE)

Start a Summer Journal for Kids (+ FREE Printable of 30+ Writing Prompts)

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As I mentioned in our 7 Steps to Make Your Summer Count with Kids at Home, I want to be intentional about the way we use our time in the summer. Today I'd like to share about a really cool resource…
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10 Read Aloud Books for Kids Who Hate Reading

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Every child loves books. They just don't know it yet. For the kid in your life who says they hate reading, here are 10 read aloud books that are sure to change his or her mind.

7 Steps to Make Your Summer Count with Kids at Home

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If your kids will be at home with you, by themselves, or with a sitter this summer, don't let that precious time go to waste. With just a little forethought, you can intentionally help them grow in ways that might not be possible during the school year. Here are seven steps to make your summer count when you have kids at home.