Summer Serving Badges: 10 Ways Your Kids Can Love Others

Do you want your kids to have a focus on serving this summer? Try this! I am always looking for ways to weave serving others into our lives.  It is my desire that my kids would fight selfishness and develop a heart to serve.  And after last summer's failure, I decided...

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Encourage Other Moms With A Sweet Reward & Free Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #BlissfulMoments #CollectiveBias     Years ago, I remember sitting in our pediatrician's office for my child's annual check-up.  After the exam and exhausting my...

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How to Find Opportunities to Serve Together

Over the summer, I had these great aspirations of a big service project for my kids.  But truth be told, it was so busy and overwhelming that I never got to doing one.  How awful is that? Everything was moving so fast between the house, living at my mom's and summer...

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Softsoap Gift Basket for the Exhausted Mom

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #FreshAndGlow #CollectiveBias   Do you know a mom who has been running non-stop?  Maybe she is dealing with circumstances that are beyond the usual busyness of...

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Make a Difference Mondays

Are Mondays hard for you?  If so, we are about to change that!  With this family-directed, service-oriented idea, we are going to take the focus off ourselves each dreaded Monday and start focusing on others. The idea comes from reader, Kim Sullivan, and she and her...

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Serving As A Family: “When More Is Not Enough”

The other day as my daughter and I were leaving Aldi, we walked past an older gentleman returning his shopping cart to the store. Isn't that quarter thing brilliant at achieving results?  As we passed by him, a shopping receipt and six dollars in cash fell out of his...

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8 Ways to Raise a Cheerful Giver

My children approach money in very different ways.  To one, money is a means of getting more toys.  This child is driven to earn more and get more, all for the purpose of accumulating a new and tangible item. To my other child, money is an opportunity.  This child is...

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7 Valentines You Don’t Want to Forget

  Valentine's Day is just around the corner (as if you didn't already know from your Pinterest feed!).  It is easy to buy little Valentine's for the school chums or neighborhood kids, but are you inadvertently missing out on blessing others who would enjoy the...

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How to Host the Perfect Soup Party

Well friends, I have found another kind of party that I LOVE.  A couple Sunday's ago, I hosted a Soup Party for Dan's family of 20.  It was the perfect theme for a cold, winter day. Have you been experiencing freezing or colder than usual temperatures?  We have had...

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10 Simple Ways for You and Your Child to Serve this Winter

Even though it is winter and many of us are bundled up to stay warm inside, there are still plenty of ways to serve and help others. Serving needs to be a mindset until it becomes a way of life.  I know from experience that the idea of helping others must be in the...

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1st Time Offer: Teach Me To Serve ebook PDF version 50% Off!

Over one year ago, I launched my ebook, Teach Me To Serve.  I have been so blessed and thankful for the wonderful response.  And it is time to celebrate! For the first time, I am offering a 50% off discount code for pdf copies. Teaching your kids to serve can seem to...

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Struggling to Teach Your Child to Serve?

One day your child is being super friendly to the new kid, picking flowers for his sister and helping set the table.  You're feeling pretty good about this parenting thing.  Your child is thinking of others and being helpful. Then the next day, you glance over and he...

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Raising Kids with Hearts to Serve

  Today, I am over at Tricia Goyer's site, Not Quite Amish talking about raising kids with a heart to serve.  The Amish community is known for it service and kindness to others.  Our current culture tends more to the "all about me" mentality.  I even fight the tide of...

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Mini Trifles: Fun to Make, Made To Share

I am always on the look out for ways to involve my kids in giving to or blessing another person.  This particular idea not only makes it easy to do just that, but it is fun to make and quite delicious. For Our Chocolate & Strawberry Trifle, You'll Need: * Angel Food...

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My name is Kristen. I'm a former Wedding & Event Planner blogging about fun ways to celebrate each and every day and the special occasions of life. Here you'll find inspiration for family fun, children's activities, party planning and a faith-filled life.