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 …

10 Fall Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

I love the fall and Halloween. As my kids grow I’d love to have them share that love with me. We love to do fun activities, crafts, and more all Fall centered. Here are some wonderful Pumpkin crafts to do with kids, some of our favorites. Apple Print Pumpkin Craft Pumpkin Craft for Preschoolers Paper …

10 DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

I love Halloween and I love to celebrate by decorating the house. Also, I love to create things myself and do it a lot myself. I’ve always been a very crafty person. I draw, crochet, paint, sew, and really want to get into woodworking. So of course I want to start making my own decor …

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 …

How to Raise an Open-Minded Child

We are increasingly at odds with one another. It can be increasingly obvious as the United States continues in such a bipartisan split. What’s important in raising our children is to teach them to understand, to learn, to question, and to never just take things at face value. Exposing our children to diversity in religious, …

Your Children Deserve Privacy Too: Do Not Share

Just over a year ago my daughter was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have been doing all I can to learn about Autism and specifically learn from the #actuallyautistic community. There are, however, some things I see that should not be just mentioned in regard to neuro-diverse children. For instance, recently I have seen several …

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. …