Should I give my kids an allowance? How much should it be? Should they do chores to get their allowance? So many questions, but what are the answers? Here are four things to consider. 1. Decide why you want to give your kids an allowance I gave my kids an allowance to teach them how
My oldest really didn’t like girls very much when he was a young man. Girls were bossy, didn’t like to get dirty, and complained a lot. They didn’t like Legos or cars or dirt, at least the ones he had met. I understood and accepted this, but hoped it would change sometime before he was
I think as parents it’s hard sometimes for us to determine when our kids are old enough to make their beds, tie their shoes, clean their rooms, etc. I’ve seen a lot of kids unleashed on the world not knowing how to make a budget, shop for groceries, do their laundry. I’ve also seen kids
I love my friend Cindy-I truly do. She is amazing and fantastic and wonderful. The fact that she would tell you that’s not true just solidifies how amazing and fantastic and wonderful she is. I mean seriously-she invented The Cup Half Full Principle. I hesitate to even share it with you-this information is beyond amazing.
When my kids were little I made a gazillion scrapbooks of them. Okay, I’m not solid on the exact number of albums, but it was a lot. When we moved and I had to pack, transport, and unpack all the albums, my interest died a little. Then my boys became teenagers and claimed my scrapbooks
Does anyone out there do a regular family worship? We did off and on when the boys were young. I’ll admit-as they got older and into more activities, it got harder to schedule it. We tried to have a regular time of Bible reading and discussion of what was read, but we failed quite miserably.
I try to be an active and engaging mom by asking my kids questions about their day. I have learned as they grow older they think of my engagement more as an interrogation. Young kids though really enjoy telling us what’s going on in their lives. We walked in the door from church one Sunday
My boys and I loved to camp and did a lot of it with Cub Scouts. We had some friends who moved away and they encouraged me to organize a camping trip so we could all get together. I dutifully attempted to organize a weekend trip with four families. As with any multi family event
My friend Julie sat by me at the Wednesday night church dinner. “I don’t mean to gossip,” she began, “But did you hear the Campbells are leaving the church?” Oh goodness my heart sank. I really hate these conversations. I just don’t know how to respond. I don’t want to be rude, but I really
I took my kids to the park almost every week-it was free, it was a great way to run off energy, and it was more interesting than the backyard. We also met friends at the park and the kids would play while the moms talked. My kids loved those outings the best because they got