It’s hard being the baby of the family.

It's hard being the "baby" of the family. @

I have five kids of my own. They range in ages - nicely spaced, if I do say so - as of right now, my son is 24, and my girls are 20, 18, 14, and 11. I am so thankful they all get along pretty well and seem to have a close relationship with each other. We love to play games together, go hiking together, and camping together. In fact, we do most things together. Well, my two oldest are gone from home most of the time these days, but we still love doing things together. Since we have … [Read more...]

Family Worship with Little Ones

How to Have Family Worship with Your Little Ones @

I received the following question on my post, The Blessings of Family Worship, and thought it was such a great question that I should share my answer with all of you! How to Have Family Worship with Little Ones Q: This sounds so beautiful and what I hope for my family. But I am just not sure how to do family worship right now. My son is only 1 1/2 and only says 5 words. I’m not sure how to engage him in this. What tips do you have for doing family worship with really little kids? [Tweet "Learn … [Read more...]

Seasons of Motherhood

Seasons of Motherhood @

Seasons of Motherhood I've had five children of my own. I remember the early days, when I just had two and they were little. My oldest child, was quite the handful. I struggled on a daily basis to figure out how to best discipline him, keep him out of trouble, and enjoy being his mom. We used to go to the park every day when the weather was nice. I'd pack a picnic lunch and we'd feed the ducks, and while he played on the playground I'd push Sarah - who was just a year old - in the … [Read more...]

Co-Sleeping & The Family Bed

The Benefits and Risks of Co-Sleeping and the Family Bed @

From Chaos to Calm: Day 65 You can read the rest of the devotions in the From Chaos to Calm series here. Perhaps this idea seems counter productive considering, yesterday we talked about how to keep the romance alive, but it needn't be so. If you are creative, nothing will keep you and your husband from sharing special time together! I have always been a supporter of co-sleeping with babies and children. Especially during the breastfeeding years. I slept with each of my children when they … [Read more...]

Family Game Night {Day 60}

How often do you have fun together as a family? {From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home} Day 60 @

Photo Credit: John Morgan From Chaos to Calm: Day 60 Scripture Memory: “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11 ESV How often do you have fun together as a family? In our house, games are a regular activity – in fact game nights are very often going on several nights a week. Talk about fun! While we are always very busy, night time is usually family … [Read more...]