Purity Culture Series: An In-Depth Look at Toxic Purity!

I was raised in a Lutheran church until I was in Jr. High. My parents were never strict religiously. They had their beliefs, but what I remember was a very open home to differences in cultures and beliefs. That’s what I remember, as an adult I have found I had a bit of a jaded …

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?

Hosting Thanksgiving To Do List

Hosting Thanksgiving can definitely be a daunting task. How you want the meal and family time is totally up to you. It can be a big elaborate affair or a small, intimate, and simple meal, either way it’s good to be prepared and start those preparations early. In order to plan here’s a breakdown of …

6 Ways to Teach Your Children Gratitude

Gratitude is an important quality we should all possess. Feeling gratitude helps boost happiness. Practicing gratitude helps one live in a more positive manner. People who are grateful for what they have can feel less pain, less stress, sleep better, and even have stronger immune systems. *Post Contains Affiliate Links* Teaching our children early to …

7+ Tips for Winter Travel during a Pandemic

Planning travel over the Winter can be a daunting task. As you have to consider weather, time off work, time off school, hotels, transportation, you will need many contingency plans in case things do not go as planned. During the current pandemic there is even more to consider. Here are some wonderful tips to consider …

5 Ways You Can Prepare for Christmas Early

Christmas can come quickly. It’s already August and this year has gone by quick. In an effort to prepare for Christmas this year early I’ve been taking steps to get organized. I’d really love to have everything done hopefully reducing the stress of the holidays. Here are some things I plan to do starting now. …

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. …