Is there a natural mom on your list that you’re shopping for this year? Whether you need a couple of stocking stuffers, a Christmas or birthday gift, a little something for secret Santa, or you’re just in the gift-giving mood, these options are affordable and any natural mom will love them!Continue Reading
Have you ever considered a Christian perspective on why I don’t force my kids to give hugs?
Several years ago, I read an article called Why We Don’t Force Our Kids To Give Hugs. I’d seen discussions on this topic several times but had never given much thought to it. But for some reason, that article struck a cord with me and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.
More recently, I’ve been thinking on what this concept should look like from a Christian perspective. After all, Christ loves deeply (John 3:16) and calls us to do the same (1 Peter 4:8, John 15:13). In many of Paul’s letters, he admonishes the readers to greet each other with a holy kiss. Obviously affection is welcomed and encouraged within the body of Christ.
Which brings us to this question: As Christians, should we make our kids hug/kiss people, even when they don’t want to?Continue Reading
Are you looking for…
• a meaningful children’s book to gift your kids with this Christmas season?
• faith-filled books for a Christian family that you know and love?
• a special book for your library, church, or home?
I’ve got the PERFECT one in mind for you!Continue Reading
Lack of quality sleep, hour-long bedtime battles, and constant nighttime wake-ups were causing lots of strife and chaos in our home. When a friend recommended a special “good night” lotion, I knew I had to try it. Little did I know, it would be a gift from God, and it can help your child sleep through the night, too.Continue Reading
Memorizing Scripture should be an important part of every Christian’s life, starting from a very early age. When I was a little girl, I committed many, many verses to memory and loved every minute of it. Vacation Bible School, Church Camp and Sunday School all played a part in those, but memorizing Scripture at home, with my family, was probably the most influential.Continue Reading
As our babies grow into toddlers, their 24/7 need for our care and attention decreases. But their need for prayers never goes away. If anything, you need to pray over your toddler even more as they grow.Continue Reading
Greeting cards are becoming a lost art, and a big part of that is the price point. At $2-$5 a piece, celebrations can get real expensive real fast. But I’ve got a secret for you: there’s a place that you probably visit regularly where you can now find high-quality greeting cards at low prices. Interested? I thought so.Continue Reading
Are you trying to decide where to have your baby? Should you have your baby at home, a birth center, or the hospital? Are natural hospital births not as natural as home births? If you choose to or have to have a baby at the hospital, can you still have a beautiful experience?
Your baby won’t sleep. She just cries and can’t settle down. Or he wakes up every hour to nurse.
You’re tired. You’re frustrated. And you just don’t understand.
But listen closely: God is still with you.
When we talk about intimacy in a marriage, emotional and physical are the first two types that come to mind. They’re important, absolutely, but they’re not everything you need. Recreational intimacy isn’t given much publicity, but your marriage needs it!