Best Lunch Boxes and Bento Boxes on Amazon (2020 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.

How to Get 3 Free Audiobooks

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Audiobooks have changed my life. I'm not exaggerating! The ability to listen to books while I drive, mow, walk, or even clean has given me the chance to "read" so many more books than I ever would…

20+ Summer Boredom Busters (Screen-Free!)

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Home with kids and in need of screen-free activity ideas? We've got you covered. This list of 20 summer boredom busters will keep kids of all ages busy in a meaningful and fun way. Before you jot…

3 Ideas to Make Your Summer Count

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In 3 Steps to Prepare for Summer 2020, I shared some simple ways for prepare to make your summer at home with kids a great one. As you think through your goals and schedule for this summer, consider these…

How I'm Preparing for Summer 2020 as a Parent

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When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for summer. Summer meant sleeping in, waking up just in time for Price Is Right, horsing down some strawberry frosted Pop-Tarts, and then heading to the pool. Ahh,…

On the Job Meditations: 25 Encouraging Bible Verse Cards for Moms

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Just one minute of looking up instead of down--at the dirty floors or a crabby kid-- can change your whole perspective as a mom. When you meditate on biblical truth throughout the day--whether…

Easter Scavenger Hunt Printable (FREE!)

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Looking for ways to make Easter extra special at home this year? Use our printable Easter Scavenger Hunt to add some extra fun to the day! This simple Easter scavenger hunt is geared towards preschool…
Pictures of the best children's bibles recommended by age level

Best Children's Bibles For All Ages

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Recommendations from a seasoned Children's Ministry Director of the best children's bibles for every age (and how to avoid all the bad ones).
30+ Journal Prompts for Kids (FREE PRINTABLE)

30+ Journal Writing Prompts for Kids (+ Free Printable)

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Promote creative thinking, attention span, and writing skills using these original 30+ Journal Writing Prompts for Kids that are written by an award-winning elementary teacher.

8 Hy-Vee Hacks Every Parent Should Know

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Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Many years ago when I started having children, I quickly realized that grocery shopping with small people in tow can be a nightmare. I knew I had to hit a small…

15 Meaningful Easter Books

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Easter is such a happy holiday. Bunnies. Egg hunts. Special Easter Sunday dresses (and an excuse to put little boys in vests or ties). Easter brunch with the family. Fun candies.…

101 Meals to Take to New Moms

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Looking for meal ideas for new moms? We've created the ultimate list of meal ideas for new parents! You'll want to bookmark this one, friends! Gosh. I look back at these pictures and I remember.…

11 Healthy Make-Ahead Meals for Little Eaters

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Why Make-Ahead Meals for Babies and Toddlers? Making freezer meals for babies will save time, money, and stress over the long run. It's a beautiful thing to have a stash of healthy meals for your…

How to Get Yellow Stains Out of Stored Baby Clothes

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Looking for a way to get yellow stains out of baby clothes after storage? I've stumbled on the PERFECT solution! Read on to learn how to save those baby clothes! (Tip- be sure to read the comments too!…

31 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

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We've put together a list of fun, adorable and easy Christmas crafts for kids to get your family in the holiday spirit. Bonus, they will keep your children occupied while you check things off YOUR to-do…

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…

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…

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.

Top 10 Safe and Budget-Friendly Sunscreens for Kids

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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!

Best Bibles for Tweens and Teens

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What are the best Bibles for tweens and teens? After years of working in youth ministry and parenting teens ourselves, we have narrowed down what we think are some of the best Bibles for tween and teen…

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…