Are You a Parent of a Dating Teen?

Hi Friends! Do you have teenagers who are dating or soon to start?  Feeling a bit under-prepared and overwhelmed?  Well, check this out! When I wrote At The Well, I originally wrote it with college students and young single adults in mind.  But the Lord opened up the...

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Open the Drawer

Are you struggling through a situation or having to deal with a difficulty that seems too hard to overcome?  We all face challenging times.  The question is how do we handle them?  Do we try to address the situation on our own and in our own strength or do we reach...

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How to Help Your Kids Memorize Large Portions of Scripture

Nearly five years ago a deal was struck.  My kids had been wanting pets but my husband, never having owned an indoor pet himself, was not eager to introduce hair, odor and more chaos to our home . . . especially when we were planning to build a new house.  Thinking he...

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GROWING FRIENDSHIPS: A Book That Every Kid Should Read

(This post contains our affiliate link.) It was unanimous.  We all agreed that every kid should read this book on friendship.  Go grab it now because you will love what and how it teaches your child about being a friend. The book is Growing Friendships:  A Kids' Guide...

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From Kleenex Box to Ballot Box: Election DIY

All year, I have been wanting to throw an Election Party.  But truth be told, I just can't do it given this particular election.  So even though there will be no official party in my house, there is still a great opportunity to teach my children about our election...

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Win these Sweet Preschool Books for Kinder, Braver Kids

If you have preschool kids or know someone who does, check out this giveaway!  I have a set of three preschool books by Danielle R. Linder to share with one lucky reader.  The books are sweet as can be, filled with rhyming stories and cute, bright illustrations.  ...

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How to Make an Empty Tomb Cake

Today, I have a fun and easy way to celebrate the Risen Savior, and as so many things around here do, it involves cake! The most profound aspect of Christianity is that Jesus died for the penalty of our sins and conquered death when He rose from the grave.  We don't...

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How to Make Winter Blessing Boards with your Children

When I was growing up, on the side of our refrigerator, my mom hung a Blessing Board.  It was a small framed chalkboard with the word, "Blessings" across the top and on it, we would write things for which we were thankful. Over the years, there were many words written...

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Raising Kids Who Love To Learn

One of the many values I am trying to instill in my children is a love of learning.  I hope my kids always enjoy trying something new, learning about God's world and how it works.  But raising kids who love to learn need not be an arduous task that requires a radical...

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Homemade Magnetic Play Bottle

Let's have some magnetic fun today!  Raid the craft closet, the office drawers and send your kids around the house in search of items small enough to put in a water bottle. What You'll Need to Make a Magnetic Play Bottle: An empty water bottle Small items (both...

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Celebrating the Academic Success of Your Child

Disclosure:  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carson-Dellosa.  I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I am always looking for something to celebrate.  Parties, birthdays, special...

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Not Your Typical Computer Game: A Junior Explorers Review

Disclosure: This post contain my affiliate link.  I was provided with this product at no cost in exchange for an honest review.  Please see my Disclosure Policy for more information.   If you've been hanging out with me for awhile, you know that generally, I don't...

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The 7 Days of Creation in Legos

My children can spend hours building, creating and playing with legos.  They build/rebuild, imagine all sorts of story lines and use their creations to reenact plots endlessly.  And yes, the little bricks are all over my house, too.  But here is the cool part:  As a...

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7 Days of Creation in Legos {Day 7 – God Rested}

It is the final day in our Creation in Legos series.  And while on the 7th Day God rested, we still have one last item to build . . . a throne.  If you’re joining us for the first time, you can find Day 1 here and this is the lego set (affiliate link) we’ve been using...

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The 7 Days of Creation in Legos {Day 6 – Man & Animals}

We are moving right along in our creation series!  Today, we are building according to what God created on Day 6.  Your kids can build Adam, Eve and whatever animals they would like!  We built a frog, turtle and zebra.  Well, we actually built more, but these were the...

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The 7 Days of Creation in Legos {Day 5 – Birds & Fish}

Enter birds and fish!  It's Day 5 in our Creation series in legos and today, we're building what God created on the fifth day. If you've missed our series, you can start at the beginning, here.  And don't miss out on other great ideas and crafts from different...

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The 7 Days of Creation in Legos {Day 2 – Sky}

Welcome back to our series on the 7 Days of Creation in Legos.  If you missed yesterday, you can go here.  Today we are looking at Day 2:  Sky.  (And don't forget to check out the other bloggers I am teaming up with for this creation series.  There are some great...

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The 7 Days of Creation in Legos {Day 1 – Light}

I am very excited to be teaming up with a great group of Christian bloggers for The Creation Story For Kids Series.  Scroll down to the bottom to check out more creative activities, crafts and experiments. Are your kids into Legos?  Mine are absolutely and positively...

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Gifts that Build Faith in Children

One of my favorite times of the day with my kids comes in the evening.  Just before their bedtime, my two sweet babies and I climb into my super tall bed.  (And when I say climb, I mean CLIMB.  My mom's guest room hosts a tall victorian 4-poster bed that even I can...

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Why Do Leaves Change Colors? A Science Experiment with Kids

  "Why do leaves change colors?"  Have your kids ever asked you this question?  I'll admit, I had forgotten the scientific reason and copped out to the simple explanation of the change in seasons.  I might have also used my awesome go-to answer, "Because God made it...

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Wizard of Oz Family Discussion Guide

Does your family enjoy Family Movie Nights?  I love settling down and watching a movie with the kids.  Some of my favorite movie nights are the movies I saw as a child. Watching my kids see a classic for the first time is exciting and for me, like seeing it again with...

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Setting Summer Goals With Your Kids

I am a huge goal-setter and list-maker.  I love having a plan and knowing where I am going . . . well, most of the time.  One thing I have never done, however, is write goals with my kids. Being a big believer in letting kids be kids, I didn't want to overwhelm them...

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Stop Thumb Sucking

Do you have a thumb sucker in the house?  We did until up until a couple months ago.  My daughter sucked her thumb only at night when she was holding her sweet teddy bear, the trigger. I couldn't bear the thought of taking away her beloved teddy so I tried something...

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Cool Science Experiment for Kids: Create an Afterimage

Did you know that our eyes have the ability to retain an image even after it is gone?  This is called an AFTERIMAGE.  And in just a few steps, you and your kids can be playing and learning together. What you'll need to create an afterimage: Notecards Colored Pencils...

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8 Lessons Learned from 3 Days in Bed

Aside from two doctors appointments, I have been in bed for the last three days.  Minutes, hours and days in bed.  Even today, I am improving but after getting breakfast for the kids, I felt the need to go back and lay down. You see, I have a herniated disc in my back...

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Welcome!

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.