Good Friday

Hey Mom, why do they call it Good Friday?

Kids have a lot of questions about Easter. For that matter, so do most of their parents. The Easter story is a tough story to tell kids. I used to…


The journey to Easter: Preparing for battle with our hearts, heads, and hands

Easter is on the horizon, but the battle today is real.  If we are committed to parenting through the lens of Christ, then there is a constant fight…


Helping your kids engage in Ramadan from a Biblical worldview

“Mom, he says he prays 5 times a day. What does that mean?”  Our middle daughter has made friends with a little boy in her class who also lives down…


Fun Easter traditions that honor the resurrection

The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and other holiday traditions are a joy to participate in with our families. However, balancing the true reason behind…


Giving kids hope in hardship

“How has the pandemic affected your kids?” I asked this question to a mom of three children.  Right away she listed some of the meaningful activities…


How to make an annual family memory box

Before I had children old enough to even understand what we were doing, a wise momma suggested this idea of keeping a memory box each year. It’s…


Ode to Christmas and New Year’s hope

The stockings that were hung by the chimney with care Are somewhere in the laundry with the underwear. The tree that shimmered with ornaments and…


The ordinary becomes extraordinary at Christmas

There is one word that describes the night he came—ordinary. The sky was ordinary. An occasional gust stirred the leaves and chilled the air. The…


Making memories with your family this Christmas

I remember as a young woman hearing an older woman say, “Don’t wait for memories to happen. Your most important memories will be made.” She went on…