Time Management Tips for Families (Because Kiddos Don’t Rush Well)

Rushing young children to meet our time expectations is as effective as forcing a hippopotamus to enter a relay race. Those large mammals often become ornery when disturbed. In hippo-like fashion, little people may balk, cry, or pitch a temper tantrum when pressed beyond their capacity. They don’t rush well. 

Have you noticed the more you try to hurry them, the more sloth-like they become? It’s as if they choose to idle or move in reverse. And even if they switched into high gear quickly, is “hurry-scurry” the lifestyle we want to model and develop?

To avoid the last-minute-race-against-the-clock scenario (at least sometimes), let’s look at practical ways to help our children succeed. Because kiddos don’t rush well.   Continue reading Time Management Tips for Families (Because Kiddos Don’t Rush Well)

The Tangled Family Tree: Finding Redemption in the Blended Family {by Rachel Greening • Guest Post}

We do not have a tidy family dynamic. With divorce on both sides, we have step-parents and step-siblings all over the place. Some of these relationships have come easily, some have not, and some are still existing with a “complicated” status. Yet during a recent holiday as we found ourselves around many large family dinners, a beautiful thought occurred to me, no doubt placed there by the Holy Spirit: Our family has been grafted together, just as we have been grafted into the family of God. Continue reading The Tangled Family Tree: Finding Redemption in the Blended Family {by Rachel Greening • Guest Post}