Everything You Need for a Christian Family Mission Statement

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Creating a family mission statement is an important step in determining your values and making decisions that support those values. Read our Christian family mission statement examples, and learn how to craft your own using our family mission statement pdf!

Family Games at Thanksgiving

How to Make the Holiday More Fun: Thanksgiving Games Check out my list of Family Games at Thanksgiving! Here’s why I created them… I love Thanksgiving. But in the past, it’s basically just been a really long meal prep culminating in a dinner that’s devoured in less than an hour, and then nobody knows what to do after they’re more stuffed than the turkey was. Last year when we hosted Thanksgiving at our house for the first time, I started to think of ways to make the day about more than just the meal. So much preparation goes into a high-profile holiday like Thanksgiving— shouldn’t it be more memorable than …

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How to be a Good Friend to an Adoptive Mom

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Wondering how to support an adoptive mom (long after the process is final)? Women who’ve adopted will probably have some different boxes on their checklist when it comes to what they need. Learn how to be a good friend to an adoptive mom, and support her in a way that resonates.

The Beans of Our Lives

Choosing to be Intentional with the Time We have with our Kids Last year my husband and I decided to make bean jars for our three boys after talking about doing it for a few months. Our goal is to be aware of the time we have with our kids. This will help us be intentional with the choices we make. A bean jar for each child represents the amount of weeks they have left until they graduate high school— each bean equals one week of their life. I found some mason jars from a thrift store or garage sale, and we counted out the beans for each of our …

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Roadside Opportunities

If you know our family well, you know that we like to be thrifty. Frugal, some may call it. Cheap, others may say. Resourceful and creative is how we like to look at it. Over the years, we have had several roadside opportunities. What are those? Those are treasures we have found that might serve our family purpose in some way. There are a few reasons we have started to collect stuff we see on the road. 4 Reasons to Find Roadside Treasures 1. It’s so fun! We like to find a good treasure. We love the thrill of spotting something that might serve our family. This past summer, we …

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Dear Exhausted Mom of Toddler: Words You Need to Hear

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Exhausted mom of toddler, we see you! These days are hard. Please read this encouragement for tired moms (and praise the Lord– bible verses for tired moms!) and know that you are not alone in your struggles.

Freezer Meal Prep

“She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family…” -Proverbs 31:15 Freezer Meal Prep Living out this verse meant Freezer Meal Prep was a large part of my weekend. Raise your hand if, like me, you sometimes block out the fact that husbands and children expect to eat dinner every single night?  I’ll keep myself busy during the day so I don’t have to acknowledge the cold, hard truth that I haven’t shopped or prepared anything.  But by supper time, I can no longer hide from my own willful ignorance. I’m not always like this.  I usually have a pretty good system for meal planning …

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