encouragement for teens

A Simple and Effective Way to Encourage Your Teen (Freebie!)

Encouragement for teens is needed. A simple, yet powerful way to encourage your teen is to text them inspirational and motivational memes. Download free memes today and help your teen thrive. Read More

why grandparents are important

In Raising Older Kids – This is Why We Need the Grandparents EVEN MORE

Growing up, my friends’ families vacationed at Disneyworld or sandy beaches. But, not my family. We went to Colorado Springs. I loved our vacation spot for one big reason: my grandparents lived there. When we’d visit my grandparents, we’d also get to spend time with all of the extended family – aunts, uncles and about Read More

parenting teens

7 Reasons Why Raising Tweens & Teens is the Best

Why I love parenting tweens and teens. Raising tweens is fun and parenting teens can be some of the best years of your life. Here’s why… Read More

funny stories about parenting tweens and teens

Funny Parenting Stories: Raising Tweens and Tweens is the Best

Stories to make you laugh – or at least feel not alone. Funny parenting stories about raising tweens and teens. Love raising tweens and teens. Read More

summer activities for kids

A Fun Planning Activity that will Help Your Kids Have the Best Summer Ever {Printable}

Inside: Help your kids come up with fun things to do in the summer at home. Kids will have the best summer ever with this awesome planning activity. Read More

get your sons to talk and open up

How to Get Your Tween/Teenage Son to Open Up to You

(Inside: Do you want your middle-school-age son to talk to you? 5 tips for parents on how to get your tween or younger teenage son to open up to you.) “Emma came home from your house and spent 30 minutes telling me every single detail of what happened,” my friend gave me the wide-eyed-so-many-words-from-a-tiny-human look. Read More

Free eBook: Devotions for Kids & Families

(Inside: Devotions for families that will help create family-connection, families daily experience God, and increase gratitude. Get a free Devotions for Kids and Families eBook.)     Empowered Moms and Kids Encouraging moms and kids to live strong, joy-filled lives.        Have you ever asked your parents what they would do differently if Read More

4 Things You Need to Be a Strong, Joy-Filled Mother

(Inside: How to be a strong, joy-filled mother. Moms, paying attention to these aspects of life that will you be a happy mom and a strong mom.) This blog post contains affiliate links. The teenage girl paused before my desk near my high school classroom. She exhaled while flexing her hands in stretching motions several times Read More

10 Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids the True Meaning of Christmas

(Inside: Teach kids about Christmas.  Simply ways to help kids learn about the true reason for Christmas and feel the joy of the season.)     My son’s little legs dangled over the edge of the couch a foot shy of reaching the floor. His usually busy hands were folded neatly on his lap. His Read More

Compelling Books that High Schoolers will WANT to Read

(Inside: Book recommendations for high schoolers. A list of compelling books that high schoolers will want to read. Help your teen find a book he/she will love. Improve your student’s reading skills.)   “I love that book!” one student declared to another as she passed me her slip of paper with the title of her Read More

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