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Simple and Affordable Staycation Ideas

Who says you have to drive cross country in order to enjoy a summer family vacation? Here are five simple and affordable ideas for summer staycations close to home.

Camping. Borrow a tent or camper and reserve a camp site near home. Bring groceries, books, board games and lots of marshmallows for roasting. Conversations around a […]

By |June 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Simple and Affordable Staycation Ideas

Ten Ways to Keep Your Tween Reading During the Summer

School might be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean reading needs to take a break. In fact, summer is a great time to catch up on as much reading as possible! Here are ten ways to keep your tween reading this summer.

1. Buy books for her to read. Books make great surprise gifts, plus—bonus—you’ll […]

By |June 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Ten Ways to Keep Your Tween Reading During the Summer

Bonding with Your Daughter During the Summer Months

There’s something about lazy summer days that bring about the best in our relationships. Freedom from school schedules, family vacations and plenty of trips to the café for smoothies make for wonderful opportunities to bond with your tween or teen daughter this time of year. Here are a few key guidelines to help build strong […]

By |June 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Bonding with Your Daughter During the Summer Months

How to Help Your Tween Declutter Her Room

Does your daughter’s bedroom look like the clearance section of your local dollar store? Kids have a knack for accumulating too much stuff—and then pitching fits when Mom and Dad suggest parting with any of it. So how can you help your tween learn to declutter her room willingly and wisely? Ask her these five […]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to Help Your Tween Declutter Her Room

Finishing Strong: How to help your tween stay focused as the school year winds down

This time of year, it can become tough for students to stay focused. Homework fatigue sets in just as spring weather beckons kids outdoors, and everyone is eager to escape those rigid school routines—including parents and teachers! So how can we help our tweens finish the school year strong?

Encourage them with these principles from Scripture.

Remember […]

By |May 28th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Finishing Strong: How to help your tween stay focused as the school year winds down

Summer Snacks on the Run

Got lots of activities planned this summer? Between ball games, beach dates, and trips to the pool, kids can get hungry—fast. Here are some fun and fast no-bake snack mix recipes to keep on hand for those running-everywhere kind of days. Just mix the ingredients together in a seal-tight container and grab as needed!

S’mores Snack […]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Summer Snacks on the Run

10 Glorious Scriptures to Memorize This Summer

Summer sunshine can remind us of God’s heavenly glory. Did you know the Bible is full of verses on this topic?

This summer, challenge your kids to memorize one of the following Scriptures every week—and reward them with special summer treats such as ice cream cones or frozen fruit pops. What a “glorious” way to rally […]

By |May 20th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 10 Glorious Scriptures to Memorize This Summer

5 Ways to Connect with Your Tween Daughter This Summer

Summer tends to open more time for family connection. Looser schedules, longer days, and family vacations allow for heart-to-heart conversations and fun activities for many tweens and parents. Here are five ways you can be intentional about connecting with your tween daughter this summer.

Plan a purity talk. Whether you choose to utilize a published resource […]

By |May 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Connect with Your Tween Daughter This Summer

Ten LOVEly Scriptures to Memorize This Month

February is the month of love. And who created love? God, of course! The Bible says God is love (1 John 4:8), and “we love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). As a family, spend some time memorizing Bible verses that inspire you to love and be loved as God designed. Here are […]

By |February 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Ten LOVEly Scriptures to Memorize This Month

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Are you tired of being cooped up in chilly winter weather? Here are some fun family activities designed to beat the winter blues—without going anywhere!

Tropical vacation— in the living room! If you can’t get away to the beach, bring the beach to your home instead. Spread out beach towels, play cabana music on iTunes, and […]

By |February 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to Beat the Winter Blues