Gift-Giving Guidelines for Families
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Gift-Giving Guidelines for Families

Do you ever feel powerless against the onslaught of toys and gifts at holiday time? Without a plan in place to give guidance to gift-giving, your children could end up with more toys and possessions than any child would even know what to do with. Maybe these gift-giving guidelines can help. I’m a grandmother now…

A Halloween Prayer Plan
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A Halloween Prayer Plan

Halloween can be a sticky issue for many Christian families. There seem to be so many conflicting opinions and lots of finger-pointing. It’s an issue my husband and I struggled with as young parents. While I’ve never been satisfied with where I’ve landed on this topic, I do believe that having a Halloween prayer plan…

Christmas Gifts for Kids
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Christmas Gifts for Kids

I debated with myself about putting together a list of Christmas gifts for kids – but I lost the debate. So, even though no children still live in my home with me, here is my list of ideas. But before I get to the actual list, I want to let you know how I decided…

How to Encourage Reading at Home
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How to Encourage Reading at Home

You know your children need to read every day – their teachers have been telling you this for years. And you know that reading will help them to be successful in school, not to mention paving the way for a better future. You try to encourage reading at home. But the pushback! Whining. Complaining. Pouting….

7 Benefits of Reading for Children
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7 Benefits of Reading for Children

Why do children need to learn to read? What are the real benefits of reading for children outside of managing to graduate from high school (which is, of course, important!). Is reading just a tool to be used for formal education? Or is it something more. Short answer: it’s something more. Longer answer: keep reading!…