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…

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…

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…
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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.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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For the past few years, I've had an ongoing problem. I could never remember gift ideas for ME! I'd constantly see things that I'd think, "Ooh, I'd love that!" And then it would quickly be erased from…

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Child's Heart for Easter

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What comes to mind when your children think about Easter? I wish I could say that my kids get excited about the fact that Jesus conquered death and sealed the deal on eternal life through him,…

The Ultimate Family Gift Guide 2018

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Our Holiday Gift Guide only includes the BEST. We have lots of ideas for every age but only included something if we have personally used it and loved it or it has come highly recommended by a trusted…

Top 10 Toddler Books You May Not Know

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I always say, there are plenty of things I do as a parent that I'm sure I'll regret. But, I'm confident in one thing...I won't regret spending time reading to my children. Thanks to the example and advice…

3 Devotional Books for Elementary Kids We Are Loving

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If I get one thing right as a parent...it's not to get them the right education. It's not to make sure they play the right sports. It's not to help them avoid pain at all cost. And it's not even to make…

7 Fun Ways to Get Ready for Back to School

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Today's post comes from our long-time blogging pal, Julie, from Happy Home Fairy. If your poke around on Julie's blog, you can't help but feel uplifted, encouraged, and empowered as a mom. She's got LOADS…

8 Things I'm Loving

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I have a recipe that I need to share. But to be honest, I just didn't have the energy to go there. I'm in a writing mood and combing through ingredient formatting and editing Pesto Burger photos just wasn't…

Gift Ideas for a 5 Year Old Boy

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My Ty-Guy turned five a few weeks ago. Looking back at his birth story, I am flooded memories from that day and totally sound cliche when I say that it went so fast. Long days, short years. Another cliche…

Grow the Faith of Your Family with Seeds Family Box {Giveaway Expired}

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Note: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.…

4 Reasons a Cooking Birthday Party at Hy-Vee Is a Steal of a Deal

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A kids' cooking birthday party at Hy-Vee is a hidden gem. Every kid (ages 6-10) absolutely loved this hour and a half of hands-on cooking and eating fun. And it was the most low-stress, enjoyable birthday…
These easy and fun summer learning activities are perfect for elementary-aged kids.

20+ Excellent Summer Learning Activities for Elementary-Aged Kids

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I want my summers at home with my kids to count. Every May, I spend some time thinking about how I can make an impact in my children's lives over the summer months. I've written quite a bit on setting…
How We Use Our 5 Minute Ride to School

How We Use Our 5 Minute Drive to School (+7 Devotional Resources for the Car)

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Every Monday through Friday my husband or I load our three kids, ages 6, 8, and 9, into our gray Honda Odyssey (along with every other middle-aged, suburban parent, right?) at 7:20 a.m. to head to school. Our…

"Seeds of Christmas" Album and DVD Review

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*This post is sponsored by Seeds Family Worship but opinions are all mine! Well, they've done it again. Seeds Family Worship has come out yet again with another scripture led, kid-favorite, easy on…
Do you know how to tell a good devotional resource from a mediocre or even a bad one? It's important to ask at least three questions before purchasing faith-building devotionals or children's Bibles for your family.

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Family Devotional (Plus 25+ Recommendations!)

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As a children's ministry staff member at my church for the past 16 years and a mom of three elementary-aged kiddos, I'm always on the look out for great faith-building resources for parents. Devotional…