Category: Cherish My Children

Really, who’s fault is it the bread is smashed?

I had no choice today but to take all four kids to Wal-Mart (something I try to avoid at all costs). It wasn’t too bad either. We’ve had worse. Today only included one temper-tantrum from the 5-year-old and this: A smashed loaf of bread. Now a smooshed loaf of bread doesn’t usually warrant its own blog post, but how I reacted to the loaf probably does. When I shop with all four kids, I toss (gently, of course) my 2-year-old twins into the basket and place the groceries around them. So when I placed the loaf of bread in...

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Armor Your Children

Tomorrow I send my daughter to Second Grade. And each year, I am more and more worried about what she will be exposed to when she leaves my home. But I am a strong advocate for the public school system. I’m also an advocate for God and families. I believe it is our duty as mothers to strengthen our children at home and give them the tools — the armor — they need to withstand the world in which we live.   Armor Your Children is a devotional series designed to send your school-bound kids out the door armed with...

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Train Birthday Party

I’m not the perfect mom. There are lots of things I can’t offer my children with. I sing them lullabies off-key and can only teach them the difference between a whole note and quarter note. I don’t take them for a morning jog. And it’s really hard for me to patiently teach them life skills (but I’m working on it). But rather than focus on our weaknesses, we play to our strengths, right? That is why my children will learn to treat others with kindness, speak well in public and have memories of elaborate birthday parties. All of my...

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3 Tips to Handle Hard Moments With Your Kids

This afternoon I heard banging coming from the basement where the kids were playing. I should’ve known to go check it out immediately. But I didn’t. By the time I made my way down the two flights of stairs, the damage was done. My 4-year-old and his buddy had been amusing themselves by throwing toys at the wall to see the cool marks they would make. They made lots of cool marks — 74 cool dings, divots and scratches on my wall, a few of them all the way into the dry wall. While I examined the damage, I...

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Road Trip Countdown = Peaceful Road Trip With Kids (seriously!)

Last week we loaded the family into the minivan and headed across Wyoming to Grandma’s house. My kids are little (7, 4, and 23-month-old twins) and I wanted to do something fun for them along our journey. It’s important to Cherish Our Children even on cramped, stressed-out road trips, right? I decided an hourly countdown—and hourly prizes—would be best. I opened the craft closet and used what I had to construct a visible countdown for my kiddos. It turned out so cute! Supplies I Used: 2 sheets of cardstock in different colors 2″ scalloped punch (you could use any punch or even scissors)...

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