Keeping tweens and teens busy during the summer can be challenging–they need more than just one pool day after another. Allyson Reynolds knows a big part of summer fun for teens and tweens can actually be found in challenging, meaningful experiences, and she has five great ways to keep tweens and teens happy and productive all summer long.
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There are some days when mothering is about as fun as traveling at eighty miles an hour on a blistering hot day on a motorcycle with no windshield in a bug storm! But let’s step back a moment, take ourselves out of the here-and-now and look at the big picture.
What does “home” mean to you? Beauty and peace and harmony – that’s home (in a good moment like this one).
What would you say to a mother who is wondering if it’s too late for her to have a positive impact on her children?
Family road trips can be wonderful! Check out these concrete tips on packing (list included), car time, hotels and more from a mom with lots of road trip experience.
Now that summer is in full swing, I’m guessing most mothers already have a game plan in place for the upcoming months. But before you fill your calendar to overflowing with every summer camp available, I have a few thoughts that I hope will get you excited about this rare time when you get your children […]
One of the very worst times in my home is “The Golden Hour.” This is the time right before my husband gets home from work. No matter how well things have gone during the day, it all falls apart in this blessed hour. I finally discovered how to make the change.
I lost my wedding ring over 3 years ago. It wasn’t an expensive wedding ring to say the least. We got engaged as college students and hardly any money to our names. Even so, it still held huge sentimental value for me. So when I vacuumed it out of the recesses of our couch, it was a pretty happy moment. But not all things are as they appear…
You’re probably asking yourselves what in the world we are doing…well, glad you asked.
“Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, not small, but valuable. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other […]
Last Wednesday, I discovered that advanced parenting classes were being held at my local McDonald’s. Who knew that hidden among the greasy fried food, sugary fountain drinks, and cheap happy meal toys, was an opportunity to develop some parenting skills? The morning started early as I planned to meet a cleaning crew at our rental […]
My husband and I arrived home from a viewing, dressed in our ‘Sunday Best’. We were greeted in the garage by our eldest son, Luke, who beamed at us with his big, toothless grin. He proudly held out a five gallon bucket with six tiny fishes that he had just caught during a fishing class. […]