When my kids were younger, my husband and I did a lot of faith-at-home practices throughout the year.
Sharing Space with Jesus and Making Room for Skepticism
What in the world it must have been like to be the oldest brother of Jesus?! Really, what would it be like to share space with a sibling who is the Son of God?
When Summer Camp is Living Our Best Life
I remember that first pick-up — he was sweaty, hoarse, stinky, and did not want to leave.
Gifts Found on the Bumpy Road
Though we are not out of the woods yet, I’ve already begun looking in the rear-view mirror. In doing so, I’ve found some amazing gifts from this time.
Including Children and Youth in AdventWord
So often children and young people are perceived as only receivers of Christian Formation. In reality they have so much to offer us.
Some days it’s hard for me to think about the last 24 months or so. I have gone from being an 18-month plan-ahead kind of person to a taking-it-one-day-at-a- time kind of person.
Maintaining Relationships with Godparents
When the social isolation impacts of the Coronavirus began, I was talking to my kids’ shared godmother about how she was doing.
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale’s Unprecedented Gratitude
Our family likes to celebrate and decorate for just about every holiday.
Sharing the Love of God through Valen-Kinds
My family was working our way through a 14-day Valen-Kinds daily devotion. This year, as we inch towards Valentine’s Day, I am more than ready to get out the big felt heart, scripture sticks, and notecards.
Deepening Our Family’s Faith through the Jesse Tree
In 2015, as my family raced through the fall, my then first grader and three-year-old were already talking about Christmas. Barely past his 7th birthday in October, my son had moved onto Christmas. One day he asked, “Why can’t we just skip to Christmas? Advent is so boring!”