How to Have a Great Day with Your Child

LauraBabies, Early Elementary Education, Family Fun, Healthy Living, Motherhood, New Homeschooler, Preschool

Days at home with kids can drag on. Whether you have a newborn, a toddler, or a handful of kids, you probably know that feeling of not knowing what to do with yourself. I’ve spent many days at home feeling lonely, isolated, overwhelmed, distracted, and resentful. Of course that makes my kids feel restless and discontent. They either bounce off … Read More

You and Your Child Can Share the Gospel in India this Fall

LauraAll Posts, Discipleship, Family Fun, Sonlight

We want to share the good news about Jesus, but we are so self-indulgent. Every morning, we gather at the breakfast table and thank God for our opportunity to learn and to develop our gifts for Him. We ask Him to use us in His world. Little by little, we want to learn how to love God and how to … Read More

Get Your Child to Play More Games, Solve More Puzzles, and Exercise Creativity

LauraFamily Fun, Motherhood

Don’t you just love when your child is totally absorbed in creating, puzzling, or playing? I do! We have a closet full of incredible games and toys – solitaire marbles, colored blocks, a Buddha board, dominoes, chess – but with a baby crawling around, I haven’t known what to do with all of those tiny pieces and fragile items. So, … Read More

Kids Laugh A Lot

LauraAll Posts, Babies, Character Training, Discipleship, Early Elementary Education, Family Fun, Motherhood

Kids laugh a lot. A child’s laughter is glorious. Why, just today, my kids were giggling uncontrollably at someone’s antics, and I wished I could bottle their contagious, delightful laughter. I’d treasure that precious bottle forever. Have you ever taken inventory of what makes children laugh? They laugh about a vast array of noises: screams, beeps, blurps, dings, and whistles. … Read More

Family Fun Friday: Our 24 Family Ways #3

LauraFamily Fun

“We honor and obey our parents in the Lord with a respectful attitude.” We enjoyed Week 3 of Clay Clarkson’s devotional, Our 24 Family Ways . Through the week, we talked about ways in which to honor one another, as well as ways in which to obey our parents. We brushed up on our “Obedience Is” song, continued to learn … Read More

Family Fun Friday: Our 24 Family Ways #1

LauraFamily Fun

“We love and obey our Lord Jesus Christ with wholehearted devotion.” That’s our very first Family Way. We’ve finally begun Clay Clarkson’s Our 24 Family Ways and have decided to integrate them into Family Fun Friday. Because Ryan has been following a Bible reading plan for our evening devotions, I decided to incorporate the weekly lessons during my morning devotional … Read More

Family Fun Friday: Strawberry Snow

LauraFamily Fun

Yes, Family Fun Night must always be delicious. At least while I’m pregnant. This idea was all Ryan’s! Fresh Strawberry Snow Ice Cream! Blend together: 10 – 15 fresh strawberries 1/2 C. sugar 2 C. milk dash of vanilla Add fresh, clean snow to the mixture until it’s the consistency you like! (One of the best parts of making this … Read More

Family Fun Friday: Wii are Fit!

LauraFamily Fun

Viv requested that we play Nickalodeon Wii Fit games for our Family Fun Friday this week. It was totally fun. The best part was watching Ryan win a gold medal in the Dora Extreme Pogo competition. 🙂 After our fantastic workout, we enjoyed my new pregnancy find: Edy’s Coconut Cream Fruit Bars! Yum and fun. (By the way, I HIGHLY … Read More

Family Fun Friday: With Chicken!

LauraFamily Fun

They call it “Christian Chicken”. Yup! We’ve recently welcomed a Chick-fil-A into town. Our family visited for the first time on Friday night. As it turns out, they share our love for Family Fun! I couldn’t believe the theme of the kids’ bags. 🙂 Enjoy a Chick-fil-A near you!

Family Fun Friday: Give Me a Week

LauraFamily Fun

Because of the wonderful holiday season, I need one week to get one week ahead of Family Fun Friday. Until then, enjoy this photo of Ryan jitter-bugging with Lia (family fun):