How to guide your family through life’s hard things

Life is full of hard things, with each person’s experiences covering a vast expanse of difficult encounters.  When we are young, hard things often…


Perfectly imperfect: Guiding your kids to press on

This “perfectly imperfect” truth all hit me when I was outside playing catch with my four year old son. He loved baseball, and as much as I tried, I…


Raising grateful kids: Three ways to practice gratitude

When you google “how to raise grateful kids” a plethora of articles come up. Because isn’t that what we do we need to know something really…


Three powerful strategies for helping our grands understand God’s truth

I (Shellie) imagine we’ve all heard teachings on how important it is to “think about what you’re thinking about.”  If we’ve spent any time at all in…


Raise the child you have, not the child you want

I have a friend who learned her daughter had cancer after her visit to the pediatrician when she was 2-years-old. Her blood work was off, and this…


10 truths middle schoolers should know

It’s rare to hear anyone say they loved middle school. Even people with positive memories never tout it as the best years of their life. Simply put,…


Freedom in Christ—a more enjoyable way to live

We've been preparing for our longest RV trip yet, which means making far too many pink and orange highlighted lists and checking them a gazillion…


Manna in the margins

Becoming a mother came with a surprising level of mourning.  As I held onto the tangible joy of my first born and then second, I couldn’t deny the…


A podcast for every parent

Did you know that Christian Parenting has a podcast network? The Christian Parenting Podcast Network curates the best parenting podcasts to help you…