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Making Time for the Best Things

By Victoria Osborn, Contributing Writer Recently in a women’s discussion group we went around the circle as an ice breaking activity to get to know one another a bit better. The discussion prompt was to share the character trait that is both our greatest strength and our greatest weakness. Talk about a loaded discussion topic with… Read More

Our Favorite Gospel-Centered Books for Kids (ages 3-10)

Jason and I are avid readers. We both love reading and we hope to raise four boys who also love reading! Plus, reading is an excellent way to teach them about the Lord, cultivate a thirst for knowledge, and expand their horizons. We all know that reading to our kids from a very young age… Read More

How to Find Time for that Dream of Yours (as a Mom of Little Kids)

By Katie Bennett, Contributing Writer When I had just one baby, I felt incapable of even running my home. Dizzying lIfe-change and lack of discipline left me feeling ineffective. Now I have three babies (ages 5, 3 and 1), and I’m running my home better than ever. I share my secrets to making that transition in… Read More

Our Preschool Homeschooling Plan (3-4 years old)

There’s a lot of talk going around this week about homeschooling because there’s a big homeschooling curriculum sale going on until Monday May 23rd. I guess I don’t share about this very often because I’ve already had a ton of questions about whether we plan on homeschooling our four boys or not. Short answer: Yes,… Read More

I Used to Think I Needed Date Night for a Thriving Marriage

By Katie Bennett, Contributing Writer. I love date nights with my husband! They are a great time for us to have fun together and talk. Throughout my six and a half year marriage, I have valued date nights very highly. When our first child was born almost five years ago, these escalated to a marriage-survival-necessity in my book…. Read More

Writing Acrostic Love Notes + 2 Printables

Written by Erica Illsley, Contributing Writer ‘Tis the season for writing love letters or little love notes to your sweetheart or children. This is a little tutorial on how to write a simple love note called the acrostic, something you may have done in grade school but have forgotten about. Acrostics are great for highlighting… Read More

To Have And To Hold

By Marci Seither, Contributing Writer The organ music gently played as I walked down the aisle in my mother’s white lace and beaded taffeta gown toward my waiting groom. The small white leather-bound Bible she had carried 24 years earlier was held next to my bouquet of pink and white flowers. Under a veil of wispy netting, we… Read More

5 Components to Writing the Perfect Love Note to Your Husband

By Victoria, Contributing Writer Last year I wanted to do something that would not only bless my husband but also strengthen our marriage. Having three little ones always around has definitely taken it’s toll on us. We are tired, exhausted and just plain spent at the end of a long day. Finding ways to connect with… Read More