Wow the class with these cool back to school bulletin board ideas!

It’s back to school time! Kids, teachers, and parents are all busy getting ready for the big day. (Or, like, us, they’ve already started!) Cool bulletin boards and classroom door decorations are a great way to welcome a new class. I’ve collected some fun ideas to get teachers and parent helpers started. Check out 17 … Read More

Smarties Back to School Printables for a Fun First Day!

While many of you are planning how to spend your last few weeks of summer, we desert dwellers are gearing up for back to school! We’re already worrying about clothes, school supplies, class schedules, and whether or not our kids will find friends at school. I can’t believe summer is over! To start the first day … Read More

Lessons from Mary Poppins! {Positive Attitude Printables}

A couple of weeks ago, I spent four days in the mountains at Girls’ Camp with 35 beautiful young women. Since our camp skit was based on Mary Poppins, I used a quote from the movie as inspiration for my devotional about the power of a positive attitude. I’m sharing the Mary Poppins quote, printable, … Read More

How to get your shy kids outside to play this Summer!

Do you have a child who struggles to interact with other people? One who hides indoors with a book or electronics rather than enjoying the fun going on outside with other kids? There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a good book and some alone time, but social skills are important, too. Being alone with a book … Read More

9 Amazing Travel Hacks for Families!

We’re getting ready to take a huge road trip this summer. We’re headed almost from coast to coast — in the van — with three kids. Crazy? Maybe, but we think it’s going to be great. To get ready, I’ve been collecting travel hacks — great ideas to help make road trips with kids just … Read More

21 Awesome Teacher Appreciation Door Ideas

It’s teacher appreciation time again! If you’re in charge of door decorating, have I got some great ideas for you!! Check out 21 awesome Teacher Appreciation Door Decorating Ideas! 21 Teacher Appreciation Door Ideas RELATED: 25 Teacher Appreciation Door Ideas, Teacher Appreciation Ideas for Door Decorating, Cool Classroom Door Decorations for Halloween Moms are amazing. … Read More

Summer Boredom Busters for Teens!

Summer vacation is fast approaching, and though the kids all look forward to it, their cries of glee are quickly replaced by groans of “I’m bored.” While it’s sometimes easy to send the little ones outside to play, keeping teenagers busy and away from electronics can be a lot tougher. And let’s face it — … Read More

Faith-Building Christmas Gifts for Kids

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts that are more than a toy to be enjoyed and then discarded after a few weeks, I’m right there with you. I’m so tired of spending money on junk — things that are played with a few times and then added to the ever growing pile of forgotten toys. … Read More

Basic table manners every kid should know

Raise your hand if your parents ever asked you this question growing up, “Were you raised in a barn?” I think that’s the sarcastically loving way of saying, “Didn’t anyone ever teach you any manners?” Our kids are definitely not going to learn manners from TV or from their friends. If we want them to … Read More

Cool Classroom Door Decorations for Halloween

Attention room moms and school volunteers! Are you in charge of classroom door decorations for Halloween this year? Check out these cool (and easy) Halloween door ideas. 11 Easy Classroom Door Decorations RELATED: 25 Teacher Appreciation Door Ideas, Teacher Appreciation Ideas for Door Decorating I only created one of these doors, but I’ll do my … Read More