Here we go... If you're a mom who gets stuck in the Facebook conundrum of comparison... feeling worse and worse as you view other moms' lives... let's talk: Perhaps, it's the perfect pics of the sun-kissed mom sipping margaritas in Mexico... or the mom posting photos of her perfectly-coiffed children, wearing stonewashed jeans and white … Read More...
For most of you school is underway and the business of Fall has kicked in. For a comforting weeknight dinner for your family I can’t think of anything more satisfying on a cool crisp fall evening than chicken pot pie. It really is the best of both worlds–a rich and creamy stewey center, topped with a buttery flaky crust. I’ve tried various recipes … Read More...
Take this quick faith formation quiz! It will take just 2 minutes to answer the following four questions.[Tweet "Take this quick #faith formation quiz!! @FamtimeTraining @1C13P"] Question 1 Choose A, B or C as a technique you might use for teaching your child to read: Enroll in a school program where reading is taught five days a week. … Read More...
September brings an end to summer and the start of autumn: cooler temperatures, changing leaves, football games and homecoming. Historically, homecoming is a time for graduates to return to their alma mater, relive some of their younger years, and share what they have been doing lately. For many parents of college children this will be the first … Read More...
A while back I did a little experiment with a group of high school students that ended up teaching me a valuable lesson in parenting. We simply wanted to see how difficult it could be for kids to do the right thing when there are multitudes of opposing voices. So I asked four volunteers to […]
Hello, my name is regret I’m pretty sure we have met every single day of your life I’m the whisper inside That won’t let you forget…… From: “Hello, My Name is”, by Matthew West Into The Light Every time you have yelled at your children Every time you have not been there an important event in […]
John and Ruth had been married for 62 years. Their son and daughter-in-law have been friends of ours for many years. We know their son, their grandchildren, and even recently their great-grandchildren. We didn’t know John and Ruth until they moved to our town a couple of years ago and began attending our church. Ruth […]
Here we go… If you’re a mom who gets stuck in the Facebook conundrum of comparison… feeling worse and worse as you view other moms’ lives… let’s talk: Perhaps, it’s the perfect pics of the sun-kissed mom sipping margaritas in Mexico… or the mom posting photos of her perfectly-coiffed children, wearing stonewashed jeans and white […]
For most of you school is underway and the business of Fall has kicked in. For a comforting weeknight dinner for your family I can’t think of anything more satisfying on a cool crisp fall evening than chicken pot pie. It really is the best of both worlds–a rich and creamy stewey center, topped with […]
I just finished training 100 parents on how to use Family Time: “How many believe God calls the family to be the primary source of spiritual training in the lives of their children?” 100 hands go up. “How many believe Family Time is a fun and effective tool for teaching children the faith at home?” […]
Dear Friends, Most grandparents want to be involved in their grandkids lives. Today, we have the pleasure of having author Dianne E. Butts as our guest blogger. Dianne has co-authored the book, Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ. Even if Grandma and Grandpa are separated from their grandchildren by various […]
Three years ago I was fortunate to go on a mission trip with my daughter to South Africa. As you can imagine it was an amazing experience. The people Lauren and I met have become more like family than friends. When we came home my daughter’s teacher asked me “What is one take away from […]
Parents, Here is a great craft to do with your kids over Christmas break. The angels would also make nice Christmas gifts. Angel Craft For a creative family project, that is fun and shouldn’t cause any significant wars, perhaps only a small skirmish, try making these beautiful angel ornaments out of pasta noodles. My wife […]
Home & Holidays
Spring is in the air! And among other things, that means it’s time to do some cleaning up. Spring cleaning can be a very gratifying job, and a great opportunity to teach your kids to pitch in and help around the house. Here are three quick and easy chores your kids can help with this […]