Category: Raising grandchildren

The Secret Weapon Hiding in a Bedtime Story by Susan Gaddis
Grandchildren

The Secret Weapon Hiding in a Bedtime Story

I’d forgotten how much power is in a bedtime story until recently. Our grandson, Kaius, came to visit one evening while his parents were out on a date. They were due to pick him up around 1:00 in the morning. Too late for these grandparents to sit up and wait.

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Don't miss the vailue of Christmas Traditions
Advent

Don’t Miss the Value of Christmas Traditions

“Is your house decorated yet? Is the tree up? Did grandpa hide the pickle? Did she find baby Jesus or is he still lost?” Three granddaughters burst through the front door excited to be at Grandma’s to make a Christmas craft. Yes, the house stood decorated for Christmas … including

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How to Create a Contemplative Legacy With Your Kids
Celtic Christianity

How to Create a Contemplative Legacy With Your Kids

Creating a contemplative legacy with your kids seems impossible with the busy, technological world we live in today. But Kim Bagato proves that it’s possible if parents and grandparents will set aside a daily routine of quiet for their children and grandchildren. I felt honored to record Kim’s story recently

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10 Easter Ideas to Help You Build Memories
Easter

10 Easter Ideas to Help You Build Memories

It’s been a busy month and this week I’m teaching at a Y.W.A.M. Ministry Development School. And … big confession here … I’m not ready for Easter. Not even a little, tiny bit. And Easter is this coming Sunday!  I want Easter to be special. Something my kids and grandkids

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3 Family Dinner Conversation Starters
Create your legacy

3 Family Dinner Conversation Starters

Busy with back-to-school activities? Kinda kicks summer’s easy-going life style out the back door doesn’t it? Daily routines become normal once again. That includes family dinners. And family dinner conversations. You do sit down several times a week to eat dinner together with your kids, right? Families who eat together

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Pray for Your Kids
Create your legacy

Pray For Your Kids. Really.

You should pray for your kids. Really. Especially if you know Jesus. My mother’s prayers and my Aunt Mary Jane’s prayers paved the way for me to know God. I know this because they told me so. Those prayers brought me into assurance of God’s will and grew me up spiritually

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Rap for Parents to Rock Your Day
Raising grandchildren

Rap For Parents to Rock Your Day

Well, it’s about time someone came up with a rap for parents! You know what I mean—all those dirty diapers, drools, school events, and sleepless nights need a shout-out. So to all those who have migrated from couplehood to parenthood, here’s one for you from BluefishTV! (Email or RSS readers—visit my

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Five Easy Easter Ideas to Do With Children - drawing of a family preparing for Easter
Create your legacy

Five Easy Easter Ideas to Do With Children and Grandchildren

Looking for some easy Easter ideas that can become traditions for your family? Since Easter is the most important holiday for Christians, it is a perfect time to offer activities that will leave a lasting impression on our children and grandchildren. So Hello Monday and Hello Easter! I hope you

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