I don't know about you, but I struggle to retain *any* sort of spiritual focus during Advent. It's not that I don't want to. It's just that the obligations of present shopping and wrapping, tree buying and decorating, family-dynamics negotiating, Secret Santa organising and school activities … [Read more...] about 20 Best Books to Read During Advent
Here are loads of resources and ideas to support you in your own personal discipleship, as well as building faith in your kids. In fact, it's your one-stop shop for all aspects of parenting, faith and church life!
Much as I love the Bible, if I'm being totally honest, I don't always find it an easy read. I mean - it's so BIG! And much of it is hard to instantly understand or apply. Other bits don't seem relevant to my life right now, and still other bits feel over-familiar, from which it is hard to extract … [Read more...] about 20 Fabulous Bible Studies for Women
If you're looking to teach your child a memory verse, but are wondering where to start - start here! This is a list of 100 short memory verses for kids, grouped into categories according to what your child might need at a particular time. I hope it's helpful! And, because SINGING is such a … [Read more...] about 100 Short Memory Verses for Kids
How do you teach memory verses in a fun way? Let's back track a little. I mean - er - WHY are we teaching Scripture memorisation in the first place? Doesn't it all feel a little cult-ish and brainwashed? It's certainly a contentious issue amongst church folk. There's the camp which wants … [Read more...] about How do you Teach Memory Verses in a Fun Way? (15 Ideas)
I'm hesitating as I start this post. Not for the reason you're thinking (which, I'm guessing, is the sensitivity of the subject matter). Sadly, recent news events have compelled me to write on this issue, and I know these words need to be written. No. I'm hesitating because if you're a … [Read more...] about HOW CAN WE EDUCATE OUR BOYS ABOUT GENDER EQUALITY?
The thing you have to know about me right from the off is that it took me well over seven years after becoming a mother to get into a decent reading habit. And by 'decent' I don't even mean every night for half an hour. I mean some nights, for as many minutes as I could muster before falling … [Read more...] about THE BEST CHRISTIAN FICTION BOOKS FOR MUMS
Today I'm delighted to welcome author and mum Ruth Leigh onto THFF. I read Ruth's brilliant book The Diary of Isabella M Smugge recently, and it was un-put-downable! Any parent will recognise the hubbub of family life that Ruth so aptly observes: busyness, constant meal provision, playdates, sick … [Read more...] about MAKING FRIENDS AS A MUM
OK, hear me out on this one. I'm not planning a career change into sex therapy, I promise you. And I'm not about to divulge awkward personal details which would make you run a thousand miles from this blog and never return. BUT. I am, for want of a better title, a 'Christian parenting … [Read more...] about WHY AND HOW SHOULD EXHAUSTED PARENTS MAKE TIME FOR SEX?
There's nothing like a couple of messages from blog-readers to motivate you to write a blog post you've been meaning to write for a year. Talk about a kick up the backside. It has FULLY been my intention since early last year to compile a whole load of fabulous individual Bible devotionals for … [Read more...] about THE BEST CHILDREN’S BIBLE DEVOTIONALS – FROM TOT TO TEEN!