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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

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

Do you want your quiet child middle to talk to you more? 5 tips for parents on how to get your tween or younger teenage son to open up to you. 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 For moms raising tweens and teens – inspiration, resources, and stories to lift you and your family up.       Have you ever 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 a slip of paper scribbled with her favorite book Read More

Raising a Leader: An Effective Tool to Help Moms Raise Leaders

Raising a leader and developing leadership skills in youth is important. This effective tool can help you raise your kids to be leaders. Read More

Parents, Help Your Kids Thrive in School by Asking these 4 Questions

(Inside: Do you want to help your kid thrive in school? These four questions will help your child find success and enjoy his or her educational journey.) I scanned the array of graduation photos spread out in front of me. Geez, it’s been years since I’ve taught these amazing students in high school.   I picked up a picture of a Read More

146+ Best Chapter Books for Tweens that will Also Build Character

(Inside: 146+ best chapter books your tweens will love that will also help them develop positive character qualities. For late-elementary/middle school-age kids.) “My mom always tells me that people in third world countries are starving and I should appreciate what I have,” my 12-year-old son wrote. “But I just didn’t get it. We live in Read More

85+ Kids Activities That Promote Creativity {Printable}

(Inside: We want to raise creative kids who grow up and create better technology, cure the diseases we couldn’t, and make this world a better place. This post contains 85+ kids’ activities that promote creativity and help your raise creative kids.)   All the high-fives and wahoos and dancing feet happened yesterday,  the last day Read More

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