Faith is Not a Choice for a Child

By Kim Roberts

I recently found myself in a conversation with a group of mothers discussing if they should let their child decide whether they will go to church or not.

Well, I had an opinion on this topic. I think that just as parents guide their small (and large, in some instances) children through life, faith is no exception. I don’t and didn’t let my children decide if they should go to school, eat a diet that consisted of junk food or have a super late bed time. Read More

Let It Go

By Kristy Solis

When a child is hurt by a friend, what do you teach or instill in this child?

Of course, in faith, my husband and I teach about forgiveness.  However, in the moment when my daughter was heartbroken, crying and hurt, it was difficult to discuss forgiveness in the midst of a breakdown. Read More

Taking Time to Breathe

By Gaby Smith

The busyness of moving, work, summer activities and adjusting to a new place has been hectic, yet joyful.

God and my body have been reminding me to breathe and take a seat. Read More

Getting Involved

By Stacy LaMorte

Do you remember back in high school or college when your parents told you that the more involved you were at school, the more fulfilling your overall experience would be?  The adage “You get out of it what you put into it” is true even in our faith lives. Read More

Sleepless Nights

By Charla Spalluto Misse

As a parent, you know very well what it is to be awakened by your child.  Whether you wake because your child is hungry, sick or scared or because your child is going through some trial for which you earnestly pray for resolution, sleepless hours in the night are common for parents of children every age. Read More

Who Do You Think You Are?

By Sarah McDonald

A few months back, I was sitting in traffic with my children when my precocious, then 2-year-old, called out, “Get out the way cars, I am (insert first, middle, and last name).”

I, as well as the rest of my children, immediately burst into laughter.

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Let it Begin With Me: Preventing Bullying and Teaching Inclusion

By Ana Borden

School has started once again. Another year of growing and learning. And just like the previous years, before the start of our children’s first day of school, I will remind them to introduce themselves and make their new classroom friends feel welcomed while helping them transition into their new environment. Read More

Kids’ Audiobooks Review

By Casey Sprehe

In part 1 that posted Aug. 1 , I shared podcasts that my kids enjoy.  In this post, I’ll share some audiobooks that have made our car rides more enjoyable!

First, there are two, free audiobook podcasts that we use daily. If you are into audiobooks,

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Children and Religion

By Kim Roberts

In an article originally published last October, a Harvard study found that children who were exposed to religion as they were growing up were more likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being as young adults, when compared to those that do not. Read More

Be Humble Like the Shepherds in Adoration

By Greg Zambrano

Early one morning while getting the children ready for school, I made breakfast and served it.

Right away, I told the oldest child that if the younger one is getting too difficult, grab your food and eat your breakfast in a different part of the house. That way, she won’t waste time arguing with her sister because they both woke up grumpy. Read More

Have We Done Enough to Prepare Our Kids?

By Gavin Lewis

As the new school year begins, I am excited about the kids being out of the house, eating all of the food and keeping the electric bill high, but I am also nervous.

That sense of nervousness can be attributed to a few things: Read More