5 Life-Changing Tips to Help Kids Sleep 

get your kids to sleep

Help kids sleep (and get more yourself) with these 5 life-changing tips. My son’s little face scrunched as he greedily sucked down his meal. The smell of milk breath and sweet baby skin mingled, but I wasn’t focused on the moment. Instead, the rocker moved quicker and quicker, my feet unable to stop pushing. I had just heard that my friend’s baby, born the same week as mine, was sleeping peacefully for 8 hours at a time. Mine still woke up every hour or two, which, while it was a big improvement from his previous longest sleeps of 40 minutes, was a far cry from 8 hours.  Why couldn’t I get my baby to sleep when she obviously could? I was the one who had an older child; I felt like I should be better at this.  But the mystery remained. All babies seem to sleep a little different. There … Read More

4 great books to teach your kids about the amazing women of the Bible

reading about the women of the Bible

We grew up hearing the stories of Abraham, David, Daniel, Peter, and Paul. But how often did we hear the stories of Ruth, Deborah, Priscilla, or Miriam?  I think it’s time we start looking at the women in the Bible, and acknowledging that they are crucial to the story of God.  If you enjoyed this video, make sure you subscribe on Youtube or Like my Facebook page so you’ll get notifications when new videos are up! Each one contains short, sweet, hope-filled ideas for spiritually parenting our kids.     TRANSCRIPT: Did you grow up hearing stories about heroes of the faith? Even if you didn’t grow up in the church, I bet you have a vague idea of who Noah is…you know, the guy who built the big boat.  I bet you’ve heard the story of David and Goliath. And I’m sure you’ve heard of these guys: Matthew, Mark, … Read More

How to talk about racism with kids

There’s a lot in the news these days about racism and prejudice and diversity. Does talking about diversity and prejudice and racism with your kids make you break out in hives? Let’s talk about that today. (I like talking about things that make us squirm!) Talking about racism and prejudice and diversity is non-negotiable in our world. We can’t pretend these things don’t exist, even in areas where there is little diversity. But the conversations don’t have to be negative. There is hope! If you enjoyed this video, make sure you subscribe on Youtube or Like my Facebook page so you’ll get notifications when new videos are up! Each one contains short, sweet, hope-filled ideas for spiritually parenting our kids. You can find this book, “God’s Very Good Idea” by Trillia Newbell on Amazon. (that’s a referral link, which means I get a small commission if you purchase through it. Thanks … Read More