Happy 2018! The holidays are over, the new year is here. Time to recover from the excess sugar and stuff and get back to what really matters. The new year is often a time to start over; a time of making grand resolutions with the assumption that dramatic changes will give us a dramatically better … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Once Thanksgiving has been celebrated the days just seem to speed up and almost before we can blink, Christmas has come and gone and we have begun a new year. I want to be fully present with the season. I want to experience and appreciate the festive activities, family meals, gifting and decorating and not … Continue reading In the Fullness of Time
How much time does your family spend in the car on the average day? On the average week? We home school, so there are some days that the kids and I never get in the car. But, we also don't live in town, so on the days we do get in the car we spend … Continue reading Redeeming the Time: Car Rides
Do you feel like you have too much to do? Do you feel as if you are always running from one appointment or activity to another? Do you wonder when you will really get to "see" you spouse and kids and actually talk? Many families feel the press and stress of busy-ness. There seems to … Continue reading Managing Family Schedules
I do not particularly enjoy cleaning, but I DO like to have a clean house. Everyone’s home is different. You may be a single person who lives alone. You may be married, but you and your spouse both work outside the home. You may be a stay-at-home parent with several children that you home school. … Continue reading Developing a Cleaning Routine
Most of us have memories from our childhood that involve family traditions. Some of these traditions we liked enough to continue them in our own families and some of them we have let go of in favor of new traditions. Traditions are often tied to holidays or other special events (birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.) But … Continue reading Creating “Every Day” Family Traditions
Many family traditions are closely tied to holiday celebrations. Having traditions that are repeated from year to year bring a family closer together through shared experiences and the security of familiar celebration. God has appointed times and seasons (holidays) to remind us of who He is and what He has done. Creating family traditions around … Continue reading Using Holiday Traditions to Enhance Your Family’s Faith