Giving Better Christmas Gifts to our Children

Giving Better Christmas Gifts to our Children by Laura Cooper, Strategic Development Director of FamiliesAlive Black Friday is just a few days away! Do you feel weary already? It know I do! Did you know that the average American family is expecting to spend $967.13...

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...

Back to School Ideas Round Up

As the new school year kicks off, this is the perfect time to do a little family tune-up by breaking bad habits and starting good habits. Here’s our round up of the best practical ways to improve your family life! 1. Put Jesus First • Start the habit of daily...

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...