"On Purpose" from Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

Not only is Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones something kids of a wide age range can enjoy, but it's something that stirs my own heart every time I read it. In fact, I've been reading…
10 Easter Gift Ideas

10 Easter Gifts That Will Last Longer Than a Chocolate Bunny

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My kids will get a chocolate bunny this Easter. They'll cheer. And they'll eat it in no time. And they'll look really cute with a chocolate ring around their mouths in their Easter clothes. But, we…

Thought-Provoking Quotes for Parents

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In six years' time, our family went from this... To this... No, I'm not pointing out my husband's drastic hair change. Although, like the addition of two more children, it was a much welcomed change.…

Practical Ideas for Teaching Children to Give

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How kids learn to view and use their material possessions from early on has eternal significance in their lives. Today, I want to explore where we as parents can begin when cultivating a giving heart in…

Seven Benefits of Having a Family Dog

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If you can't tell from my previous post about installing a Pet Peek Window in our fence, we are dog people. Growing up, my family always had 2-4 dogs. My dad hunts and they had lots of land to run around…
3 Questions to Ask a Child Who Has Done Wrong

3 Questions to Ask a Child Who Has Done Wrong

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Note: You may want to read the full blog post on this topic called How to Cultivate a Heart That Obeys: Strategies for Dealing with a Whiny, Insolent Child first. Proverbs 6:23 says, “Correction and…

What "Teaching Method" is Best for Spiritual Growth in Our Kids?

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When it comes to teaching kids about God and the Bible, what teaching method do you think is best at home? As Christian parents, if we take the mandate in Deuteronomy 6:4-7 to heart to teach our children…

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

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I know there are many of us out there who love to sing the praises of The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, especially the new collectors edition (at right) that includes the audio version.…

Top 6 Bibles for Young Kids (+ Review of "Read Aloud Bible Stories")

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Disclosure: Some affiliate links included. When you purchase through these links, you support our blog. Thank you! If you’re a parent of young children and want to begin teaching them to love God…
A Praying Life by Paul Miller

Best Parenting Book I've Read Lately: A Praying Life by Paul Miller

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If I'm totally honest with myself, a book about the topic of prayer would typically make my eyes glaze over with boredom.  Or is it my heart glazed over with cynicism? Note: Some of the links in this…

4 Mistakes I’ve Already Made As a Parent

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One of my fears in writing a blog called Thriving Home and that sometimes speaks to parenting issues is that you’d get the ridiculous impression that I somehow have my act all together as a mother. …

Babies with Acid Reflux: Help for Moms

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I survived having a baby with acid reflux. I don't use the term survived lightly, nor would other moms whose kiddos had reflux. But we made it. Kicking and screaming, we made it. And now we have a happy,…

On the Job Meditations for Moms

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A dark, short silhouette hovers over you and whispers "Mommy. Why are you still asleep?"  You mutter a dry throat grunt in response, while your hand searches the end table for your glasses forged in 1999. …

A Must-Read for Moms: Loving the Little Years

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