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How Kids Can Change the World

  One of the boys recently pulled a Samaritan’s Purse envelope out of the trash and asked, “Mom, who are those people?” I could have told him to leave the trash alone. But, he doesn’t normally pull things out of the garbage, so I looked. “I don’t know. Let’s open it and find out.” We read about […]

The Only Way to Parent With Confidence

Until our first-born arrived, none of us had ever parented before. It all feels like an experiment with a lot of uncertainties. What makes it possible to parent with confidence?   Most of us would say that we love being a parent . . . at least some of the time, right? But being a parent (noun) […]

Kids In The Kitchen: What Can You Expect?

Do you let your kids in the kitchen to help? In the words of Dr. Suess, “If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good!” Including kids in the kitchen is good for so many different things. Life skills . . . reading (and following) instructions . . . self control […]

A Powerful Skill To Improve Your Child’s Safety

It’s no secret that the world we live in holds myriad threats to a child’s safety. Even normal, daily activities can sometimes be dangerous. A child could get hit by a car in a parking lot. Snatched by a stranger while shopping with mom. Injured by an animal while biking around the neighborhood. Any number of things can happen […]

Why Christians Should Study Jewish Feasts

  Last year I taught a class titled Biblical Feasts and Holy Days to a small group of 5th-6th graders at our local homeschool co-op. I used this curriculum from Grapevine Studies.   We began by studying the Sabbath and then moved on to Rosh Hashanah, the first of the fall feasts. I quickly realized that we needed […]