A Coloring Experience and Giveaway

We weren’t sure what the teens would think. At least the guys. Teen girls almost always love coloring, but boys tend to be “too cool” for such fun. But our teen guys took to it as readily as the girls. Maybe it was the cool designs that didn’t feel innately girly, like so many generic coloring books. The teens chatted as they chose their medium (colored pencils, crayons, or markers) and decided on a color scheme. Even parents and volunteers joined right in on the fun. The only complaint we received was that we did not give them enough time to finish. … Read more…

Three Simple Ideas for Quality Time as a Family

I am guilty of wasting time. Especially when I am stressed out about something. Everyone processes stress differently, and I close down under it and seek out escapes, usually in the form of books or TV. When I am stressed I feel the urge to just turn my brain off for awhile, and avoid reality. During these times, my husband and I share a lot of common time together–watching TV. And that is not always a bad thing, but sometimes it is more important to push through the stress and fatigue to create quality time. I think this is especially true in families. … Read more…