Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Birthday parties for our kids are a lot of work, which is something that often takes new parents by surprise. It’s no wonder either. The chaos of kids running around screaming misrepresents the reality that a children's birthday party is closer to a formal event concerning planning than a casual get together. The whole process can feel overwhelming, but watching our kids have fun with their friends is worth it. The trick for parents is not getting too frazzled. Plan it With Your Child While not exactly a checklist item, it is ultimately their party. Make sure it’s something they want to be part of, even if it’s based on that cartoon character or movie you’ve grown to loathe. This includes making sure any potential venue is available for the date, and that there aren't any other significant events that would cause a scheduling conflict. Getting your child’s input will let them know that their opinions and views are valued, and having them … [Read more...]
25 Days of Christ – Awesome Giveaway just in time for Christmas!
Disclosure: this is a compensated post. However, opinions are true and honest. The 25 Days of Christ is a wonderful family tradition to begin with your precious family this Christmas season. Moms of Faith is thrilled to share this awesome website and products, as well as a fabulous giveaway... and discount code too! Yay! The 25 Days of Christ "Like most families Christmas is the most exciting time of year in my house. The traditions during the holiday season create a distinctive family unity and identity that seems to get passed down with slight variations from one generation to the next. We find the anticipation of the arrival of Santa Claus to be a fun part of that tradition. However, the Christmas gift list making seemed to start earlier and earlier each year. Like other parents of faith, I often dealt with the internal struggle of how to put more of our family’s focus on the true purpose of Christmas Day. We participated in Secret Santa gift giving, baking treats for neighbors … [Read more...]
4 Back-To-School Prayers for Moms
The last evening of summer, I took my children out for ice-cream to celebrate. I had intended to say fare-well to summer with a bang, but my week got away from me, so we settled for a quick trip to Cold Stone just down the road. All week little regrets had slithered through my mind, all those things I had wanted to do with the kids that we never got around to doing. And then I decided that instead of looking back at what I missed, I could look forward to what was ahead. I sent one child up to prep for bed, and grabbed the other one to my side. After a kiss to the temple, I tipped our heads together and began to pray for the first day of school, and all the days after. Then I did the same with my other child. We all went to bed happy, and excited for another year of classes. So when children start another year of school, how can moms pray over them? 1) Blessing and favor on her children: Pray that they would have have positive, healthy relationships with teachers and … [Read more...]