Gentle Parenting Through Tough Times

Being a parent can be quite the roller coaster. Some days you’re at an all-time high, other days…you’re at an all-time low. It’s no surprise that being a parent is full of ups and downs and sometimes it can be downright tiring and frustrating. If only there were some sort of reset button for those hard days, right? While there may not be that easy option, one option is to dig deep and find gentle parenting ideas for those days when you feel like you’re at your wit’s end. If you are looking for a few suggestions on how you can

Simple Ways to Have Kids Help Around the Home

As a parent, we wear so many different hats. One day, you’re a teacher, the next day, you may be a seamstress…Seriously, each and every day that you wake up, you have no idea the skillsets that you’re going to be using. Exciting? Yes. Exhausting? Of course. The one constant that never seems to change on a daily basis around the home? The need for the house to be picked up and cleaned.   When you really stop and think about it, the amount of clutter and dirt that can form inside the four wall of your home is truly

Being Inspired To Do What You Love

This post was sponsored by Twinings of London in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. We only share products that we truly love and use with our followers. Read our full disclosure for more information. I truly feel that we go through different stages of life. During each of those stages, we have different passions we are meant to pursue. During the stage that I’m in right now in my life, I believe that teaching my children while showing them love as well as for the

How We Manage Screen Time

I have discussed in a previous post just why we don’t have cable and why we’re much happier without it. In that post you can read what we use instead of cable. Today I am going to share with you how we manage screen time in our home. Now I’m not here to judge anyone, or say our way is the right way and yours is wrong. How ever you choose to mange screen time in your house is completely up to you and that is one thing I’m greatful for is that we all have the freedom to choose

Why We Don’t Have Cable and We Are Much Happier Without It

Shortly after moving into our house 9 years ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted to lower our monthly bills. In order to do this we decided that our cable was one of the things we could cut and we would be saving quite a bit of money in doing so. Yes that means that we don’t have cable and haven’t for the last 9 years. We are much happier without it too. Not only would it save us money, but we have been quite appalled at the things that were starting to be on cable television. We

Teens Financial Responsibility In A Debt Driven World

We have had experience with hearing from people that it is terrible that we have made our children pay for their own car, drivers training, and monthly car insurance. It is really quite amazing to me that people now a days feel that they should expect someone else to pay for everything for them. It doesn’t teach our children anything to have everything handed to them and not to have to earn things. Due to the way we think debt in our world is absolutely astronomical. Here are a few facts to prove just how bad thing have really become.

20 Christ Centered Easter Crafts For Kids

I have share our list of ideas we use to teach our kids the TRUE meaning of Easter in the past and it has been a very popular post, so today I am going to share a list of Christ centered Easter crafts for kids from around the web. We work hard every year to teach our kids the true meaning behind the holiday, I want them to be well aware that Easter is not just about Easter egg hunts, bunnies, and candy. With all the stores and the public promoting those things in can be difficult to make sure

Over 80 Ways To Teach Kids The TRUE Meaning of Christmas

This post contains affiliate links, read my Disclosure for more information. With all the hassle and bustle of the season, many of us forget to remember the true meaning of Christmas. So today I though I would share with you some ways we practice celebrating the TRUE meaning of Christmas and some other ideas from around the web. We have done this with an Easter post, and it is always a viewer favorite around the holidays.   Some years we take time to learn about how different countries celebrate the holidays. We shared about our Hannukkah unit that we did

Fun Ways to Teach Kids the REAL Meaning Of Easter!!

While we do give our kids Easter baskets every year, and we do host the family Easter Egg hunt for the cousins to join in on. I also work hard well before our Easter festivities to teach kids the REAL meaning of Easter. Our story time daily will have an Easter story about the REAL meaning of Easter, with the older kids we read through the story in the bible , we work through our Resurrection Easter Eggs and discuss them. Of course we add some of our Easter Trays, and More Easter trays to our shelves for the younger kids to explore!

Homeschool Christmas Studies: Truth In The Tinsel

Because of how much lots of people gets caught up in all the gifts and giving the TRUE meaning of Christmas tends to get lost, so this year really wanted to do something special with the kids for the month of December, to put back the real meaning of Christmas for my kids. So we are working on a few different programs I purchased this year to help with that! Today I am going to introduce you to one of the programs we are using for the little boys (Gabe and Ethan) for Advent this year. This is not a

Review: Growing Up Wild

Today I am going to introduce you to one of my absolute favorite products that I have been able to review for the TOS Crew this year! This is a program like none other that gives you and your family an in depth look into the work and rewards that come from being a missionary family in another country! One of my dreams someday is to bring my family on a missionary trip somewhere around the world, I feel that so many children and people alike don’t realize the luxuries we have available to us in this country that so

Apologia: Journeys of Faithfulness

Something that is very important to me as a parent of kids getting older in todays world, is continuing a close relationship with them and also teaching them to have a relationship with God. Teaching them to trust in Christ through the good and bad, and knowing that everything that happens in this life is his will and to have courage not only through the good but also through the bad times. Apologia Ministries has been a wonderful resource for helping me to teach my daughter how to grow her relationship with God, and has also helped her to continue