Don’t Let a Busy Life Be Your Excuse

Busyness–a badge of courage in our society risks becoming a sin of pride. It goes beyond a strong work ethic and service to a place of “doing it all” with calendars filled to the max. Many families are too familiar with drive-thrus and eating on the go. Many a family van turns into a taxi. Kids are in so many activities they hardly remember what it feels like to be bored or to play creatively. We are proud of all the things we, our kids, and our families are doing. However, it comes at a cost: less family time, at … Read more…

How do I connect with God when I am a busy parent?

Each week I am going to begin taking one to two days to talk about intentionally building faith in the home. This is at the heart of The Engaged Home and at the heart of what I believe is a major purpose of parenting. This is not a new topic to The Engaged Home. However, it is one I want to engage in conversation about more by sharing my insights, my ideas for different ages of kids, my favorite resources, and by opening up the conversation in the comments or through guest posts. I have several things I am excited to share with you, … Read more…