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Mason Jar Leaf Lanterns

Fall is a fun time for tween-friendly crafts. These lovely mason jar lanterns decorated with fabric leaves are easy to make, fun to look at, and they make excellent gifts for grandparents and friends!

Supplies:
8-oz Mason jar
Fabric fall leaves
Mod Podge (matte finish)
Sponge brush

Instructions:
Clean the Mason jar with soap and water to remove any dust, dirt or […]

By |November 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Mason Jar Leaf Lanterns

Preparing for Holiday Travel with a Family Travel Kit

Are you planning to travel with kids to visit loved ones for the holidays? To ensure a smooth and harmonious trip, consider packing a family travel kit. It’s the ready solution to anticipated hiccups on the road (or in the air). Here’s what we recommend storing inside your kit:

1. Airline tickets, maps, reservation receipts or other […]

By |November 11th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Preparing for Holiday Travel with a Family Travel Kit

10 Scriptures About Gratitude

This month we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday that’s not only about turkey dinner and football games, but especially the Christian value of gratitude. Throughout Scripture we are admonished to be grateful, because a heart filled with thanks is a heart tuned to God’s blessings. Here are ten special Bible passages to share with your family […]

By |November 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 10 Scriptures About Gratitude

Encouraging Your Tween to Befriend Others

Throughout the Bible, Jesus is given many mighty names—Savior, Redeemer, Prince, King, Lord. And yet He humbles Himself to accept a different kind of name as well.

Friend.

“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father […]

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Family Harvest Celebration Ideas

October brings plenty of pumpkins, scarecrows, and fall treats galore. This year, choose a fun activity to celebrate harvest season as a family—while blessings others at the same time! Here are some ideas.

Photo booth—Decorate your front porch with hay bales, corn stalks, pumpkins, leaves, and bushels of apples—then invite neighbors and friends to come over […]

By |October 21st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Family Harvest Celebration Ideas

12 Memory Verses About God’s Faithfulness

Scripture memorization is an excellent way to hide Gods’ Word in your heart (Psalm 119:11), where it can act as a trusty guide for your life. This month, invite your daughter to focus on God’s faithfulness as you reflect on all the ways He has been good to your family in the past and will […]

By |October 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 12 Memory Verses About God’s Faithfulness

Plan a Fall Break Staycation

Looking for ways to make the most of your fall break—without having to travel too far? Here are some fun ideas for family activities close to home.

Pumpkin patch—Find a pick-your-own pumpkin farm and take a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch. Spend an hour or two selecting the perfect pumpkins for your front porch, […]

By |October 7th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Plan a Fall Break Staycation

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

Ah, school lunch. Day after day, it’s tempting to toss a Lunchables in the backpack and call it a meal. But as our tweens grow and work hard to focus in class, it’s vital to provide them with food that’s both nutritious (fuel for the body and brain) and appealing (so they’ll actually eat it […]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

Helping Tweens Resolve Conflict

The tween years are fraught with tumultuous emotions and social drama. Whether it’s with parents and siblings or friends and classmates, conflict is bound to occur in your tween daughter’s life. And when it does, help guide her toward resolution with these principles from Scripture.

Go straight to the source. In conflict, it’s tempting to gossip […]

By |September 16th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Helping Tweens Resolve Conflict

Motiving Your Tween to Do Homework

Homework. Who does it frustrate more—the student or the parents? While the younger elementary years required a parent’s close guidance with homework tasks and schedules, tweens can begin taking on more personal responsibility for their school assignments. Here are some tips for motivating your tween to be proactive about tackling her homework.

Give her time. Today […]

By |September 9th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Motiving Your Tween to Do Homework