Do Something Loving for Valentine’s Day

  Help your older kids and teens plug into a community of service this Valentine’s Day.   by Heidi Indahl Are you familiar with DoSomething.org?  Do Something is a social justice site for young people by young people. It is basically … Read More

The Giving Jar: A Simple Way to Encourage Kids to Give Generously

  A Giving Jar is a very simple way to motivate younger kids to practice “giving” during Lent (or any time of year): Find a jar or a coffee cup or a decorative bowl (you get the idea) and place … Read More

For My Birthday, Let Me Do Something For You

  Here are four ways to give your child the gift of a generous heart on his or her birthday.   by Heidi Indahl It isn’t actually my birthday, but we did have a birthday in our family this week … Read More

Every Great Mother Teaches Her Children the Way Of Gratitude (and the Force)

The guy in the grocery store line wanted to know how moms teach their kids “the way of the Force.” (He saw my Star Wars shirt.) How about starting with gratitude? Here are seven great strategies even Obi Wan would approve of. … Read More

Teach Your Kids How to Turn Work into Prayer

  Help your kids develop a Christian attitude toward work by teaching them how to make their work—whether around the house or at school—into a prayer. Here’s how.   This article is adapted from 77 Ways to Pray with Your … Read More

Being Angels with Random Acts of Kindness

Random acts of kindness are a fun and easy way to practice service with your kids. You can present this to little kids as being like angels—divine helpers and messengers of God’s love and generosity. The website RandomActsofKindness.org has a … Read More

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