Lent ideas for families with 2 free printables!

  Lent ideas for families Is it too late to wish you a happy new year? Because this is the first post of the 2016. Urgh! We’ve had flu and bugs galore, we’ve had a death in the family….all a … Continued

Easy Remembrance Day craft (and Thanksgiving Tree)

It’s hard when your child first asks what the pretty poppies are for. I remember looking at Pigwig running around the playground aged 4 and reflecting on all the things that weren’t yet in her head like war, poverty, the … Continued

The Treasure Box People – bible activities for families

Have you ever read blogs like this or scoured Pinterest for ideas on bible activities for families or on how to share your faith with your kids only to be so overwhelmed you gave up? I might just have something … Continued

Hello Mornings – how this night owl cracked morning time with God

Hello Mornings? If you’ve grown up in the Christian subculture or hung around Christians for any amount of time, you might have heard the expression “having a quiet time” somewhere. It’s supposed to be a time when you study the bible … Continued

The Story-formed life – how reading develops your child’s moral imagination

So, firstly, many apologies for radio silence. I have no idea how people blog in the school holidays. Or through family birthday seasons. None. But I did get some good reading in while we were in Devon for Easter and … Continued

Easy but meaningful Easter ideas for kids

Back at Christmas time, I wrote a post on easy but meaningful ways to celebrate with small children while staying focused on the Jesus story. It was a really popular post so, as Holy Week approaches, I thought I’d point … Continued

6 tips for praying with toddlers

Before we had children, I imagined, as you may have done yourself, of the time when we might be able to pray together. It was quite a shock as I realised, already pregnant, that children are barely able to talk in … Continued

Lent activities with kids

So, Lent is approaching again. Because they move around each year, I find Lent and Easter can so easily catch me out so, here’s the heads up; Ash Wednesday 2015 is on the 18th February (and Pancake Day the day … Continued

Heads-up for February and Parents as gardeners

As I wait impatiently for the bulbs to come up in our garden, I’m always conscious that I am not the one who makes them grow. That miraculous, explosion of green above the soil is not created by me. But … Continued

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