Unplugged: The Terrifying Truth of How Technology is Affecting Your Family

By Ashlee Bradshaw, Contributing Writer What happened to the good ol’ days when family night consisted of a game of Scrabble or Monopoly, when dinner time was for conversation instead of status updates, or even when children were taught the ABC’s through a song instead of a screen? I will tell you what happened. Technology: […]

A Foolproof Elimination Communication Primer

Diaper free babies… the concept sounds crazy (and messy).  Is it a joke?  A passing fad?  The name for this “diaper free fad,” is elimination communication, and it’s anything but passing. Humans have been using it for ages.  Our babies, like animal babies, want to avoid “soiling the nest.”  And your baby gives cues for […]

The Importance of Reading to Your Children and Some Fall-Themed Book Recommendations

There is something almost magical about children’s literature. I don’t know if it’s the vibrant pictures, the outrageous adventures, the memorable characters, or the sing-song pattern of a good rhyme that gets me so excited to read with my children. Every night a part of our bedtime routine is to snuggle up on the couch […]

8 Ways to Help Our Children Bless Others

By Sarah Nichols, Contributing Writer Sometimes, as a mom, it’s easy to get so caught up in the day-to-day bustle of managing a household and raising children, that I forget to be intentional about character development.    One character quality I really want to develop in my children is a heart to serve and bless others.  I […]