Avoiding the Mid-Morning Munchies

by Hal and Melanie Young | 2/26/2014 | 56 comments

One thing that is pretty common across guys of all ages is that they love to eat! Moms tell us their boys eat breakfast, but are starving just a couple of hours later. I think they’re finding out just what we have: Carbs do not a good breakfast make for a growing boy! When a boy’s…
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February 24th, 2014

Making Biblical Family Life Practical – Is There Such A Thing BIBLICALLY As Men’s Work, Women’s Work?

by Hal and Melanie Young | 0 comments

Tonight, on Making Biblical Family Life Practical, we’re discussing work! Is There Such A Thing BIBLICALLY As Men’s Work, Women’s Work? Is our view of what we should do colored more by the Bible or the 1950s? What can each member of the family do to keep the wheels turning (or the laundry washing)?

Tune in at 9pm Eastern to hear us LIVE (and ask questions by chat) or download later on our radio show’s site, Spreaker, or iTunes. BTW, if we had only 31 more followers on Spreaker we might be able to get the show on iHeartRadio!

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February 21st, 2014

What’s Your Son Got to Say Tonight?

by Hal and Melanie Young | 3 comments

Recently we asked our Facebook page what people wanted us to write about. Several asked “How can mothers have a good relationship with their sons?”

Our friends Marilyn and Rick Boyer helped us a lot with this topic in the articles they called Learning to Delight in Your Children. It helped us to clarify something we’ve been thinking for a long time. Take the time to read their whole series. It’s worth it.

It’s late at night, so we’ll keep it brief and focus on just one piece of the puzzle. Grab our book, if you want more on understanding your boys. Here goes:

Whats Your Son Got to Say Tonight

If you want your son to listen to you, listen to him. (tweet this)

Sounds easy, but it’s not Continue reading »

February 17th, 2014

Celebrate Presidents Day
With Men of Great Character–Free!

by Hal | 4 comments

Here’s a neat resource you can download for free and share with your sons in honor of Presidents Day — examples from the lives of great men who have led our country!

Several years before he became our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt and his friend Henry Cabot Lodge wrote a collection of stories to teach character and patriotism to children. Their book Hero Tales From American History was meant

to tell in simple fashion the story of some Americans who knew how to live and how to die; who proved their truth by their endeavor; and who joined to the stern and manly qualities … the virtues of gentleness, of patriotism, and of lofty adherence to an ideal.

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For Presidents Day, why not take a new look at the lives of our presidents?

These audio selections from Hero Tales have music and sound effects to engage even your youngest kids,
and we’d like to offer them to you for free: Continue reading »

February 14th, 2014

My Beloved and My Friend Valentine’s Day Official Release

by Hal and Melanie Young | 8 comments

We are utterly delighted to announce the official release of our newest book, My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses!

Valentine Pinnable

When Hal was diagnosed with stage four cancer a few years ago, we were relieved that we’d written Raising Real Men. Even if the Lord took him home, our boys would have a record of what their dad (and mom) thought it took to make a man. We turned to each other and asked, “Well, what else would we want to leave behind for our sons and daughters?” We immediately realized we’d want them to know how to be happily married, how to build a God-honoring, strong, joyful marriage. It’s taken us four years, but here it is! Continue reading »

February 13th, 2014

Boys and Valentine’s Day

by Hal and Melanie Young | 1 comment

Moms tend to be big fans of Valentine’s Day.

We love relationship stuff, chocolate, hearts, and flowers.

Boys? Not so much. Chocolate is good, but the rest is kind of gooshy.

So what do we do about Valentine’s Day in a houseful of boys? If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know we love to use holidays to teach our children Biblical principles. Valentine’s is a great time to talk to our boys about some things that they aren’t likely to hear anywhere else.

Boys and Valentines Day

Marriage is a Good Thing

We live in a culture where marriage is endangered. In 1972, 72% of adults in America were married, now barely 51% are. The percentage of married adults between 25 and 34 has dropped even more drastically. According to the US Census, about 85% of 25-34 year olds with a high school diploma only were married in 1960, now only some 45% are. Sadly, almost 60% of those who do get married live together before marriage.

That’s the culture. The Bible suggests a very different attitude toward marriage: Continue reading »

February 11th, 2014

The Ultimate Win A Random Homeschool Prize Giveaway with 43 Winners!

by Amy Blevins | 3 comments

Welcome to our celebration of the Valentine’s Day Release of our new book, My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses! Check out the reviews here.

In this giveaway, we have 43 delightful gifts from our amazing publishing friends and we will have 43 winners!  Here’s a list of what you could win! (One prize per person)

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February 11th, 2014

The Homeschooling Mommy Encouragement Giveaway with a Retail Value of $143

by Amy Blevins | 2 comments

Welcome to our celebration of the Valentine’s Day Release of our new book, My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing SpousesCheck out the reviews here.

For this giveaway, we have a sweet collection of prizes sure to inspire and rejuvenate Homeschooling Moms!

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February 11th, 2014

The Ultimate Middle Grades Homeschooling Giveaway with $490+ Retail Value!

by Amy Blevins | 0 comments

Welcome to our celebration of the Valentine’s Day Release of our new book, My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing SpousesCheck out the reviews here.

The third in series of five HUGE giveaways, these products were chosen with your tween and young teen in mind!

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February 10th, 2014

Facebook Party Favors – Free to All Attendees!

by Hal and Melanie Young | 10 comments

 

We are excited about the launch of our new book My Beloved and My Friend and wanted to celebrate in a big way!  We have partnered with several amazing companies to bring you these fun and useful freebies your family is sure to love! But first, here’s our gifts for you: Continue reading »

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