Oh, No! I’ve Nitpicked!

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This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

There are only a few things I remember about my kindergarten teacher. Besides her name and her making the class take naps at the peak of my energy level, I remember her shadow.

Almost every time I started writing, she would walk toward me. read more

Geoboard: Parent & Child Activity

geoboardA geoboard (or geometry board) is a fun tool to get kids excited about shapes and basic geometric measurements. read more

When the Fear of Rebellion Sets In


A few years ago, I listened as a confectioner told the story of how she had grown to love chocolate. She said that her dad was a dentist, and he would never allow candy in their home. While away at college, she ate a piece of chocolate and read more

Thank God It’s Monday

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This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

Wake up! It’s Monday!

When Friday was around, many people looked forward to much needed rest after a long work week. There was so much excitement in the air. read more

Cereal Box Collage: Parent & Child Activity

cereal boxes

Stop! Don’t toss out that cereal box. Cereal boxes are made of sturdy cardboard and are great for displaying art. Here’s a collage I made with my 2 and 4-year-olds for a Bible Studies activity: read more

Running to Safe Arms


Being the littlest guy in the family, my two-year-old feels the need to fight for his toys and stand up for himself. He walks around our home like a tough guy, blurting out phrases like “I don’t want to” and “that’s mine.” But as soon as he hears thunder or a revving motorcycle engine, his tough guy image vanishes. He recoils and runs to my arms. read more

How to Cultivate a Child’s Interests

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Surrounded by over a dozen education books, I sat on the floor with a notebook and pen. I went from book to book – scanning and searching, reading and taking notes. My goal was to find out what my children should know at their grade levels.

After hours and hours of reading and pages and pages of note taking, I felt like each book had turned into quicksand, and I was rapidly sinking. read more

Drawing Our children Closer


Most parents want a close relationship with their children and some will try anything to gain it – control, manipulation, lies, deception. But these things only push children away from their parents. read more

Personalized Notebooks: Parent & Child Activity

personalized notebooks

I love back-to-school shopping! No kidding, I really like it – especially shopping for stationery items. It’s better than shopping for clothes and the second best thing to shopping for food. And sometimes I get carried away, buying way more than I need. This year, I got carried away with buying notebooks. read more

Parenting with a Peaceful Mind

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This Week’s Parent Job Power Devotional

How can anyone parent with a peaceful mind when there is so much trouble in the world? How can we look into our children’s innocent eyes and not worry about their future and well-being? read more