I Find Fault in Teaching Girls to be Modest

There are many reasons that, as I became adult, I stepped away from organized religion. I still believe in God and Jesus. I still am Christian, but I believe organized religion focuses way too much on everything bad with people, judging, and putting unreasonable expectations on others. One of the lessons I have always hated …

8 Ways to Teach Children to be Honest

As parents we want to create an environment for our children that fosters trust and honesty. I remember when I was a child there were several reasons I would lie to my parents. Usually due to fear of discipline. Lying is an easy habit our kids can get into, starting at a young age, we …

Negative Versus Positive Language: How Negative Language Can Affect Kids

How we live our lives and create our own happiness can be affected drastically by the language we use. Using negative language versus positive language can create dramatic mood shifts, lowered self-esteem and self-confidence daily. This can also affect how we parent our children and how our children learn to speak to themselves or others. …

The Ultimate List of 4th of July Family Activities

4th of July is one holiday that I have always loved. I love the fireworks and getting together with family. I love planning fun activities with the kids. Here are some amazing activities, crafts, home decor, and recipes for a fun-filled 4th of July. Activities Free Printable 4th of July Patriotic Count and Color Game …

55 Memorable Daddy and Daughter Date Ideas

Making sure you can have some individualized time with your children is really important. We have two daughters and a son and we’ve considered making sure each child has some individual attention with both mom and dad. I grew up the second to youngest of six kids. It can be easy when you have multiple …

25 Activities and Crafts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is approaching and it’s a great time to make sure your dad, your child’s father, and any other father figure feel special. Here are some great crafts and activities to do with your kids for Father’s Day. 20 Free Father’s Day Printable Cards Star Wars Yoda Card Craft Easy Lion Card Craft Simple …

A Time I Witnessed Clever Parenting

#Back before marriage and motherhood I taught dance classes for my local Parks and Recreation department. I had grown up taking classes from the same people that were now my coworkers and boss. Teaching kids definitely has it’s challenges like I’m sure every teacher, daycare worker, and many others can attest to, but there were …

22 Lessons I Want My Children to Learn About Christmas!

Christmas has become many things. Christmas is commercial, Christmas is religious, Christmas is contradiction after contradiction and often Christmas is hypocritical. I am a Christian and I cannot deny these things. So how do I teach my children about something that is all these things? How do I teach my children the good and the bad? Or do I? Do I sugar coat the holiday? Do I just give them the Bible? Do I just repeat what preacher after preacher might tell us?