Holidays

Our Cyber Monday Sale!
Welcome friends! Do you know what we're thankful for this year? You! We're grateful you read our blog, listen to our podcast, follow us on social media. We're grateful the Lord has used us in some of your lives. We are so thankful that you shop on our site. Your purchases keep this ministry going!…
Why Luther is Important for My Kids
Our family makes a point this time of year to talk about the courage of Martin Luther, but there are reasons beyond a spirit of “Yaaaay, TEAM! Go, Protestants, go!” There are some serious lessons that we want our children to absorb from Luther’s life, and they’re not Protestant-vs-Catholic talking points – they apply to…
Surviving the Breaks with Your College Students
Friends often ask us something like this, "Why can't I get along with my adult kids when they come home from college? They are really great people, but it seems like when they are here on break they become rude, sassy, lazy boogers. Help!" We get it. Just a couple of months ago during the…
Great New Gifts To Get Kids Off Their Devices!
  We hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Once more, we were blessed with all eight of our children around the table. One of our sons is recently engaged, so next year it may only be seven - unless it's nine, with our new daughter present! Time passes so quickly, and we treasure the memories…
Unpleasant People at Thanksgiving?
Welcome to our podcast listeners! While the web wizards sort out a technical problem at the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network, we wanted to go ahead and share some timely ideas to our listeners. We'll be back on our usual channels soon, but in the meantime, here's the current edition of Making Biblical Family Life Practical:…
Veteran’s Day Subscriber Freebie!
Veteran's Day is one of those holidays everyone has heard of, but few people seem to know much about. This subscriber freebie changes all that... All you need to do is sign up for our encouraging newsletter and you can access our great Veteran's Day Celebration Guide for Families. It has links to songs, recipes, and…
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Guide
Why celebrate? We're not Catholic or Irish, but we love to have fun and we find that celebrating holidays with a little fun is a great way to drive home character lessons to our children and to teach them history, too. If you want to have some fun today learning about St. Patrick and the…
Happy New Year!
Five Ways To Optimize Your Christmas Budget
A lot of us are watching the budget very carefully this year. What heartless elf put open enrollment for health insurance right before the holiday season? (If it's giving you pain, check out what we did.) And rich or poor, if you have a large family (like ours) you naturally look for ways to make…
Recipe: Fresh Cranberry Relish!
When you were a child, when you thought of cranberries, did you think of round slices of red jelly? The good ol' canned cranberry sauce is like comfort food - but this relish is awe inspiring. It's delicious, it's beautiful on the table, and it's easy. You can make this in just a couple of minutes!…