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SURPRISE! Best Pregnancy Announcement Reactions!

Parents will never forget the moment they told their family they were having a baby! Especially these parents--who caught the hysterical and heartwarming reactions of their family on video! Here are our all-time favorite reactions of family members finding out their loved ones are having a baby!

7 Practical Ways to be a More Patient Parent

Be slow to speak. Be quick to listen. Be slow to get angry. It’s so counter-intuitive, but this is what God prescribes for us as parents.

Here are some lessons we’ve learned to help us ensure that we aren’t sowing seeds of anger, but seeds of patience into the lives of our children.

What to Do When You Feel Like a Horrible Mother

Do you ever find yourself thinking What did I do wrong?  Many of our insecurities about parenting surface because we find ourselves in a situation that is new or different, or that we haven't yet walked through.

So here's some perspective to help give you some confidence to get through....

Jenny Simmons: Lots of Ways to be a Momma

Jenny Simmons (former lead singer of Addison Road) compels us to broaden our definition of "momma" - to nurture, nourish, cuddle, and minister to others in ways that will change a life forever!

4 Steps to Become a Confident Mom

If you've ever thought What if I'm not getting this right? you are not alone. Every mom has wondered, at one time or another, if we’re up for this task of mothering or if we're just messing up our kids.

Here are 4 concrete steps you can take to get more confidence to be a great mother.

10 Reasons Why You’re More than an Average Mom

In the midst of all we do as mommies, so many of us simply end the day feeling average. We carry around a gnawing feeling that we don’t measure up, we didn’t do enough, and we’re failing at this thing called motherhood. If you find yourself in a similar place, be encouraged!

Here are 10 reasons why you will always be so much more than an average mom.

5 Simple Tips for Birthday Bash Success

Whether you’re planning a princess tea party or a superhero birthday bash, the secret to organizing a party your child will treasure is to keep your little one’s interests at the forefront.

Motherhood as an Act of Worship

Let's be honest. When I think of worship, I don't think of diapers. I think of time in church singing songs, lifting hands, “amen-ing” and applauding through a solid worship set.

I don't think of laundry and dirty diapers.

Spoiler-Free Things Parents Should Know about 'Avengers: Endgame'

The only thing worse than reading spoilers for a Marvel movie is taking your children to one and then realizing you should have left them at home.  Kids, after all, love Marvel characters, but Marvel’s films aren’t always kid-friendly. 

Here, then, are seven spoiler-free things parents should know about Endgame...

3 Prayers for Your Child’s Future Spouse

Although nameless and faceless to me right now, I earnestly pray for my children's future spouses, because one day, they will be my children, too.

What if we joined together and committed to pray for the most influential people of our children’s future? Here are three Scriptures and prayers that we can pray together...

13-Year-Old Boy Surprises His Single Mom with a Car

A 13-year-old boy's selfless act has been getting the attention of people all across the country lately.  The boy's single mother and family of four had hit a rough patch and were making do without a car. Preston, an outgoing teenager, wanted to find a solution.

What an amazing story!

5 Benefits of Having a Challenging Teen

What? Are you serious? What good can it possibly be to have a difficult child? Or a teen who struggles with sin? Or a child who rebels against you?

God causes all things—even a teenager’s sin—to work together for our good. Here are 5 ways...

Video: Painting the Resurrection

A breathtaking art mural by Christian painter Ron DiCianni captures the moment Christ was resurrected from the tomb. In this video DiCianni walks us through the multi-dimensional meaning of his 12'x40' creation.

How to Have a Scream-Free Morning Routine

Just once, for mercy’s sake can we not be the ones pelting out the door as the bus chugs away. Just once can the toddler agree to eat out of the red bowl? Just once can we make it with some semblance of normalcy instead of melting down into temper tantrums and tears and guilt?

Elevate Your Easter Brunch

If you’ll be hosting friends and family to honor Easter this year, make your gathering as simple as it is scrumptious with a decadent brunch menu.

Here are some scrumptious and simple recipes that are sure to be a hit for your holiday!

10 Immediate & Tangible Ways to Help a Grieving Friend

Each year in the U.S., over 8 million people suffer through the death of someone in their immediate family. My three boys and I are now a part of those statistics.

I hope this list will be shared and used as a resource to guide others in reaching out to someone who is in the very beginning stages of dealing with the loss of a loved one. 

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