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Holiday Stress

Ease the Stress This Christmas

Seven ways to make the holy days peaceful days.

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Father's Day as a Single Mom

Celebrating Father’s Day as a Single Mom

Facing Father’s Day as a single mom brings difficult questions.How can I help my kids on this day? What is expected of me? Am I required to honor him too?

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Father's Day

Kids Say the Darndest Things About Dad

We asked kids what they think about their dads. Turns out, they think they’re pretty darn special.

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Marines

Pop-Pop, Henry, and My Reasons to Remember

My Pop-pop told stories. About how my Mom-mom fell in love with him. About the Marines. Later I found out there were some secrets he didn’t recite.

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graduation gifts

Affirmation: the Perfect Graduation Gift

We give words of affirmation to someone shortly before or after their death. But why wait? Learn to speak life giving affirmations today.

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When Mother's Day Hurts

When Mother’s Day Hurts

Here are 10 ways to bless a hurting mom in your life.

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Mother's Day

To My Wife on Mother’s Day

Every day is Mother’s Day in our little household. Because you do so much. But I want this day to be a reminder of my commitment to you.

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Meaningful Easter Traditions

Host a Meaningful Easter Party with Your Mom Tribe + Their Kids

I’m hosting an Easter party. You should too. Use these menu ideas and activities for a fun, easy way to share the Easter season together.

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Easter

Countdown to Easter

This guide will help you reflect on the days leading up to the Cross, Jesus’ death, His burial, and the empty tomb. One Scripture. One brief reflection. Once a day, for 12 days.

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Lent

How About Giving up ‘Contempt’ for Lent?

Togetherness is virtually impossible if one or both spouses feel disgust toward each other.

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winning at Valentine's Day

I Used to Fail at Valentine’s Day

I always seemed to fail at this holiday until a game-changer idea took me from zero to hero.

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Christmas gift for my wife

What Your Wife Really Wants for Christmas

Forget perfume and diamonds … give your wife something that speaks to her heart.

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Christmas

The Unexpected Christmas Gift

The real unexpected gift wasn’t the money or groceries, but an increase in our faith.

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Santa Claus

Is Santa Claus Stopping at Your House?

What’s a family—one that desires to teach their kids the REAL meaning of Christmas—to do about St. Nick?

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Christmas

Work Smarter, Not Harder This Christmas

A mom’s guide to managing all that the holiday season throws her way.

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Siblings

Teaching My Children to Be Thankful for Each Other

Long after my husband and I are gone, I want our kids to still have each other.

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Women, Body Image and the Holidays

Women, Body Image and the Holidays

How do we find the holy balance of treating our bodies like temples, but not to the extent that we become health-obsessed this holiday season?

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Christmas Gifts from Grandparents

Help Grandma Calm Down on Christmas Gift-Giving

Sometimes, Grandpa and Grandma Warbucks create unintended challenges by “blessing the grandkids” with so many gifts.

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7 Reasons I'm Thankful for My Husband This Father's Day

7 Reasons I’m Thankful for My Husband This Father’s Day

Our kids would only be half as awesome, half as cool, and half as strong without you. And quite frankly, so would I.

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honoring dad on father's day

10 Ways to Help Your Kids Honor Their Dad

Use your position as a mother to inspire your children to honor their father this Father’s Day and over the years.

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Loving Your Mom the Way She Needs It

Loving Your Mom the Way She Needs It

It’s not about how you feel most equipped to love her, but how she will feel the most loved.

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For mom on Mother's Day

4 Reminders for the Weary Mom on Mother’s Day

This day was made for you—the tired and weary warrior mom who faithfully trudges on even when no one seems to notice.

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The Easter Story

7 Things the Easter Story Teaches Us About Marriage

The purpose of your marriage is to reflect the fullness of God in an increasingly empty world.

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Budget Valentine's Day Ideas

10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Sometimes a little creativity, maybe a few dollars, and a little foresight are all that’s needed to make an unforgettable to say “Be mine, Valentine.”

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Halloween

Ideas for Observing Halloween Without Compromising Your Faith

Two moms discuss ways they have allowed their children to participate in the holiday without undermining their values.

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Celebrating Easter

Easter: What’s Your Story?

The day we celebrate Christ’s resurrection is the day we celebrate our own.

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Valentine's Day

10 Ideas: Valentine’s Ideas for Your Family

Start some new traditions with your children during the holiday of love.

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Share my testimony

Let God Use Your Scars

After His resurrection, Jesus displayed his scars with confidence, not disgrace. He understood that God often leaves the scars of our past wounds as evidence of His power.

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Easter

Why I Like Easter Better Than Christmas

I’m thankful for the incarnation. But without Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension, Christmas would mean nothing.

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Christmas

5 Radical Ways to Purge Commercialism From Christmas

If you find yourself longing for a purer, less commercialized version of Christmas, then you might want to try our experiment yourself.

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