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Crumbs in the Butter, Butter in the Jam

How many of us grew up with the kitchen etiquette:  No dirty butter knives in the jam jar! Use a spoon! Maybe you are laughing at the absurdity of trying to convince four kids and a husband to follow such etiquette, as you survey a breakfast table laden with glaciers of peanut butter, jelly and Cheerios, lakes of milk, juice, […]

The Secret to a Successful Quiet Bag

You’re in the middle of worship. The entire church has their heads bowed in fervent, quiet prayer when suddenly your kid erupts like a verbal volcano and discovers that your previously vetted out and carefully chosen toy can be: whacked noisily against the pew in front of you, launched like a Cuban missile onto the […]

Kids’ Craft: Thankfulness Tree

My dear friend Candace wrote a great blog here about being patient and encouraging your kids in love, especially when doing crafts with your kids. She challenged me to do fun things WITH my kids more often even if it means it might not turn out Pinterest-perfect.  That little lesson has been tugging at the […]