My mom, Ruth Baer, wrote this back in 2018. It somehow fell through the cracks, so having just read it recently, I realized, yet again, there is nothing new under the sun. This was true then; this is true now. Parents and grandparents, take this to heart! ~Becky I...
Meet Andy Koesters – Pastor to Churches and Families
We are so excited to officially welcome our newest full-time staff member to the FamiliesAlive team. Andy Koesters will serve as Pastor to Churches and Families. Take a moment to read through our interview with him to get to know his background and heart!
Giving Better Christmas Gifts to our Children
Do you struggle with the consumerism of our culture, and wonder how you can give better, more meaningful Christmas gifts to your children? Here’s our guide to making that happen.
101 Family Dinner Discussion Starters
Questions to jump-start your dinner table or car conversations as you strengthen your relationships, laugh together, and learn about each other.
101 Fun & Meaningful Family Activities
101 fun family activities to unplug from electronics and foster great fun, conversations, and relationships.
Forcing Family Fun: When Your Kids Don’t Want To Participate
By Becky Shultz Curriculum Developer, FamiliesAlive Homeschooling mom of 6 A Crazy Question There we were...sitting at Chipotle with two other families after a U14 soccer game. Ben (our 16-yr-old son) was missing his partner in crime, Big Brother Aaron (18), who was...
How to Deal with Halloween?
By Laura Cooper Does Halloween have you going crazy? It does for me! For a very long time, Halloween has been a source of debate and confusion in the Christian community. Many families, including my own, have wrestled with this question: How should we deal with...
The Pinterest Trap
Last night, I fell victim to the Pinterest Trap. Let me set the scene for you: I get married in two weeks, and I am right in the throes of wedding planning. It was late, and I had been working furiously for hours. At the moment, I was scouring Pinterest, looking for...
10 Reasons Why Growing Up in a Big Family is the Best
By Laura Shultz As the oldest of six kids, I've learned a thing or two about the joy (and pain!) of having a big family. Looking back over my childhood, let me share just a couple reasons why growing up with a lot of siblings is basically the greatest thing ever. 1....