Learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone grocery shopping on an empty stomach or without a shopping list. Don’t worry, I’m raising my hand too! And the times we did, we let a few "comfort foods" slip into your shopping cart.
Here are some easy ways to encourage weight loss that are fun and simple. Even better, they’ll save you money too!
Many people forget—caffeine is a drug. It alters mood, behavior, and the chemical workings of your body. There are probably more people addicted to caffeine than any other drug on the planet. Maybe more than all other drugs combined. So you might be surprised to hear me say—that’s not necessarily a bad thing....
How can we make the most of summertime for our teenagers? Let them sleep until noon and have video game marathons? No! Have them join the work force. Getting a summer job is a rite of passage, a step on the path to independence.
When I meditate on the connection between my physical body and my spiritual health, my food obsession suddenly loses its luster. I see it as bondage, keeping me from the relationship with God I so desire.
In our marriage, I have learned that even though some of the things I want are good things, accepting and being content with what God has given us can be the best thing. And that choice can make all the difference in our happiness together.
A busy family schedule means there's less time to gather around the dinner table, let alone making sure what you're feeding your family is healthy. Here are some convenient, wholesome, on-the-go snacks that are ready when it's time to head to play practice or ballet lessons.
Summer fun is not reserved for the young, tan, fit mom. It’s for every mom who’s playing in the sand, not thinking about how she looks while doing it. I don’t owe my kids a hot mom, but I do owe them a joyful one, every summer, no matter my size or shape