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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Three Truths to Remind a Single Friend on Valentine’s Day

The flowers floating around the office, the notes passed at school, the cards dripping with love and affection . . . Valentine's Day can be a lot to handle for the individual who is wishing they had someone special with whom to share the day.  And whether it is you...

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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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We Have A New Look!

I know it has been quiet for the last week or two around here, but it is because we have been working on our new look. What do you think? You will still be able to find the same great content in the same places but know that we're still tweaking a few...

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Get Ready for a Fun Game Night at Home with Escape the Room

(This post contains affiliate links.) Have you heard about all the "Escape the Room" locations opening up around the country?  I have been aching to try one but we haven't made it yet.  So I was thrilled when my friend handed me this game and said we must play it! It...

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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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A Fun Way for Families to Break Up a Long Road Trip

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias Are you heading out on a road trip this summer?  Today, I have a great way for your family to break up the long drive, mark your...

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Free Printable Cars 3 Activity Sheets

Earlier in the summer, the kids and I piled into the truck and went to the drive-in to see Cars 3.  One thing we know how to do is go to the drive-in in style.  Air mattress, air pump, sheets, blankets, pillows, snacks, drinks and games.  It is one of our favorite...

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How to Be Purposeful About a Slow Summer

If there is one thing I've been looking forward to as we wrapped up the school year, it is a SLOW SUMMER. The last month has been crazy.  Not only have we been over-scheduled and over-committed, we went and threw a puppy into it.  And friends, let me tell you if you...

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What to Expect at NINJAGO World LEGOLAND Florida

Calling all NINJAGO lovers:  If you have kids who like Kai, Cole, Nya, Jay, Lloyd or Zane, get your keys and hop in the car.  This Orlando area destination will thrill your kids as they train to become a ninja with their favorite NINJAGO friends.  LEGOLAND Florida has...

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5 Reasons to Make Family Getaways a Priority

Thank you to Castaway Bay for hosting my family in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own. Don’t miss the giveaway below!  Do you make family getaways a priority? . . . I am completely bad at this.  However, each time we make the effort to do so, I...

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5 Unplugged Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids Tonight!

It's so easy in these technology-driven days to hand your kids a tablet and let them get lost in a game while you catch up on your phone or knock something off your list.  And while tech does have its place, it's not going to help you build your relationship with your...

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Showing Kindness with a Doorstep Hot Chocolate Basket

Hop out of the car.  Put it on the front porch.  Ring the doorbell and RUN! These were the instructions I gave my kids when we delivered this hot chocolate basket to our friends' front porch.  I had backed my car into their drive for a quick getaway.  However, the...

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Fun at LEGO KidsFest: 5 Things Not to Miss

The biggest pile of LEGO® bricks you've ever seen. . . Numerous building stations and places to test your creations. . . Life-size LEGO structures of Friends, Star Wars characters, Superheroes and more. What else could a LEGO-lover want in the course of one evening?...

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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 LEGO KidsFest Tickets in Cleveland!!

Calling all LEGO® lovers!!  The award-winning LEGO KidsFest is returning to Cleveland on November 4-6, 2016 at the IX Center!  Would you like two tickets for the Friday night event?  If so, read on! Next month, we are so excited to be heading to the LEGO KidsFest, a...

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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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7 Things We Did to Make Our Simple Treehouse Awesome

Adventure in the woods.  Treetop games.  Climbing and swinging.  Imaginative play.  Active fun.  All things I wanted in a treehouse.  Now if you have watched Treehouse Masters, you know the possibilities are endless when it comes to treehouses.  And I think one of...

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31 Helpful Ark Encounter Tips To Know Before You Go

  Spectacular! That is the most fitting way to describe our visit to Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY.  The 511-foot-long gorgeous, timber structure is awe-inspiring from the moment you arrive and step off the shuttle.  It is incredible to walk through the decks...

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How to Make a Giant Decoding Disk

Do your kids like secret codes? A couple months ago, my son started making paper decoding disks to write secret messages.  The idea was inspired by this cool book for boys (affiliate links included in post).  Since then, we have been writing messages for each other...

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How to Get my New eBook for FREE

Did you know that there are hundreds of holidays that don’t make it onto the calendar each year?  I’m talking crazy, bizarre and just plain silly.  And while I’m not mentally nor physically prepared to start celebrating Marooned Without A Compass day, there are many...

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How to Make Simple, Yet Gorgeous Dollar Tree Luminaries

(This post contains my affiliate links.) Oh friends, when my eyes caught a glance of these decorative glass bottles, I knew I had to do something fun!  And with a quick little addition, for a whopping total of 2 bucks, I made Dollar Tree Luminaries. Not only are the...

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19 Ways to Savor Summer

I was sitting down with a couple of moms the other day, talking about all the excitement of summer.  One of them mentioned that as quickly as summer will soon start, it will fade just as fast.  I immediately knew what she meant. As summer begins, there is a twang of...

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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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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.