Today we're asking "Is it normal for families to not eat dinner together?". I'm guessing you're here either because your family doesn't, and you're wondering if it's a problem, or because you do, and you've been chatting to others who don't, and are now wondering what's the norm. The simple … [Read more...] about Is it Normal for Families to Not Eat Dinner Together?
Parenting is such a challenging role! And there are so many people telling us how we should do it.
I am not one of those people. But I hope that by sharing my own - often highly flawed - experiences, I can offer reassurance and empathy to others going through similar challenges.
If you're looking for some Christian quotes about mothers - perhaps to insert into a Mothers' Day card, or to encourage a mother in your life - then look no further! In this post, I've collated over 30 fabulous quotes by Christians, from the Bible, or linking motherhood to faith in some way. I've … [Read more...] about 30+ Christian Quotes about Mothers
This article is written by Liz Carter. Parenting is a minefield. All around you there are opposing voices telling you the best way to parent, right from the start. When my children were small, the fierce debates about controlled crying vs attachment parenting were only just getting going, … [Read more...] about 10 Uplifting Bible Verses about Parenting Responsibilities
This article is written by Liz Carter. Life for teenage girls in our society is tougher than ever, with constant social media leading them to feel like they have to measure up, to be more, to compare, compare, compare. Matters of identity can be confusing and scary for them, and they often … [Read more...] about Praying for your Teenage Daughter – 10 Faith-Filled Ideas
There are so many incredible Christian books for moms out there – it’s a growing market, and even though I regularly read and review books for this blog, I struggle to keep up! But there’s a big problem: Mamas don't generally have a lot of time to read. I mean – try and remember the last time … [Read more...] about 30+ Best Christian Books for Moms
It's October, term is in full swing, and the calming effect of the pandemic on busy families' extra-curricular schedules seems now to have largely vanished. We are back. With a vengeance. A complicated timetable of classes, groups and teams. A complex procedure for drop-offs and pick-ups, … [Read more...] about Should my child take part in activities which clash with church?
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?
March 8th has become a stalwart in the calendar of festivals and holidays as International Women's Day (IWD). Growing in prominence, and with a different theme each year, it's a chance to celebrate how far we've come in gender equality, and raise awareness of situations in which women still have … [Read more...] about 6 WAYS THAT CHRISTIAN FAMILIES CAN CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
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