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Faithgirlz Christmas Gift Guide for Tween Girls

It’s that time of year again! Kids love getting gifts at Christmas, and as parents we’re blessed to give. Why not fill their boxes and stockings with gifts that will not only entertain, but also encourage their faith? Here are some of Faithgirlz’ hottest books and other gift ideas for the tween girls in your […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Blog, Inspiration for Moms, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Faithgirlz Christmas Gift Guide for Tween Girls

Instilling Thankfulness in Our Children

Our kids today have access to a lot of luxuries. We send them to schools equipped with textbooks and tablets. We fill their bedrooms with toys and crafts and novels designed to entertain and educate. We take them shopping when they outgrow their jeans and snow boots, we feed them three meals a day, we […]

By |November 7th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Instilling Thankfulness in Our Children

Fun Fall Crafts for Tweens

Fall is a great time to get crafty, especially with all the beautiful colors and textures of harvest season. Here’s a short round up of some fun fall crafts for tweens.

 

Melted Crayon Pumpkin Craft

This project will satisfy both the color-crazy girl and the mad scientist type. Plus your front porch will be sooo totally adorbs […]

By |October 31st, 2017|Blog, Crafts + DIY|Comments Off on Fun Fall Crafts for Tweens

Healing Sibling Rivalry

Siblings are prone to bickering; that’s nothing unusual. Put two kids in a household together and eventually they’ll come up with reasons to snap. But as Christians, shouldn’t our homes look different?

 

Jesus says, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). Love is the marker of […]

By |October 26th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Healing Sibling Rivalry

Pastor Appreciation

October is Pastor Appreciation Month! It’s the perfect time to explore as a family the whys and hows of respecting church leaders.

 

“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not […]

By |October 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Pastor Appreciation

Old Fashioned Fall Family Fun

Too much technology in your house these days? Take a cue from your grandma and enjoy some old-fashioned, tech-free family activities this fall. Here are some classic ideas.

 

Canning—Gather up the last of the farm market’s tomatoes and make a big batch of salsa or spaghetti sauce to enjoy all year round.

 

Corn maze—Get lost in nature, […]

By |September 28th, 2017|Blog, Crafts + DIY, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Old Fashioned Fall Family Fun

Fall Conversation Starters

Football. Back to school. Pumpkin spice lattes. These are the markers of fall, which officially begins September 22.

 

When we consider the season’s change, God’s majesty is clear. He created the trees to turn colors and the wind to blow cold. He designed the harvest to end and the birds to fly south. He even tells […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Fall Conversation Starters

Are you raising an encourager?

Did you know yesterday was National Day of Encouragement? In 1 Thessalonians 5:11, the apostle Paul tells the church to “encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Encouragement was God’s idea! That’s why we ought to be instilling it in our children. Here’s how.

 

Point your kids to […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Are you raising an encourager?

Teaching Kids to Be Servants at Heart

Today is International Day of Charity, a day to focus on serving others less fortunate. As Christians, serving others is a key aspect of our faith. We don’t serve others to earn God’s favor; we serve others because God’s favor already rests on us—and we’re eager to share His generous love with the world.

 

Are you […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Be Servants at Heart

Teaching Kids to Respect Their Teachers

 

Remember kindergarten when your daughter’s teacher was a saint in her eyes? Back then the teacher knew everything. Your daughter adored her.

In middle school, well, not so much.

As kids mature and reach an age of discernment, they also learn to be critical. They might begin making fun of their teachers or testing their boundaries in […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Blog, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Respect Their Teachers