My family loves a good game - which is just as well, really, as our entertainment options are fairly limited right now! It's a hobby my husband and I enjoy, so I guess it's been natural to pass this down to our kids. We've been playing board games and card games with them ever since they were … [Read more...] about 25 FAMILY GAMES (THAT EVEN GROWN-UPS WILL ENJOY)
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You're probably reading this in a snatched moment of peace, perhaps during naptime, after bedtime, or even on the loo - the only place you can ever get a few seconds to yourself these days. I'm going to hazard a guess that you're also feeling guilty right now, knowing that there's something more … [Read more...] about YOUR TODDLER IS GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS JUST FINE. AND SO ARE YOU.
Easter is a tricky festival to celebrate with children. On the one hand, there is so much joy - we are celebrating the ultimate pivot point of all of history! But on the other hand, there is a whole load of sadness and gory stuff which happens beforehand. For our adopted children, especially, … [Read more...] about HOW TO MAKE EASTER SPECIAL (PLUS FREE EASTER EGG HUNT PRINTABLE!)
No prizes for guessing what's inspired this post. But there are maybe a few more reasons to need stay-at-home date night ideas than the obvious one. Yes, we're stuck in at home right now with no external social activities or entertainment. So it figures that having a stash of stay-at-home … [Read more...] about 25 STAY-AT-HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS
Which New Year's Resolutions did you make this year? I'm going to hazard a guess that home schooling wasn't one of them. (Unless you're a home educator. In which case I imagine the 10,000% increase in online educational resources over the last week has felt rather like all your Christmases … [Read more...] about PARENTS: DON’T ADD GUILT TO THE BURDENS YOU’RE ALREADY CARRYING
I'm absolutely over the moon today to be welcoming one of my long-time heroes here on the blog! Victoria Beech (aka Mrs Godventure) is a mum, and highly experienced children's worker, writer and speaker. She runs the Godventure website and writes the awesome Godventure resources, which I've … [Read more...] about HOW TO HAVE A FAMILY PASSOVER MEAL
I don't know if you've ever tried sitting down with your family for a planned time of Bible reading, prayer, worship or all three. If you haven't, imagine unicycling into a lion's cage, balancing a ball on your head, and holding raw steaks out in front of you whilst listening to some vintage … [Read more...] about FAMILY DEVOTIONAL IDEAS (WHEN YOUR KIDS ARE RUNNING RIOT)
Key-workers excluded, most of us are now at the start of a fairly long period at home with our families. We may have loads of ideas and goals for this time, or we may be taking each day as it comes. We may feel excited for the coming weeks, or daunted by the prospect of spending so much intense … [Read more...] about 10 BEST FAMILY DEVOTIONS (TO BRING KIDS AND GROWN-UPS TOGETHER)
With schools having closed in many countries, and increasing numbers of people here in the UK needing to self-isolate with children, I wanted to share with you a few ideas about how to survive at home with your kids. Now, I have four children between 5 and 10 and, much as I love them dearly, I am … [Read more...] about HOW TO SURVIVE SCHOOL CLOSURE AS A FAMILY