For many kids, this weekend marks the end of the school year and the beginning of summer break. Along with days spent outside playing, this season also brings longer nights, and some of us parents are a little more relaxed about bedtimes. This is the perfect time to gather the family together and watch a movie!
Let’s help each other out! I know there are quite a few wonderful, family-friendly movies out there, but I’m also sure I’ve forgotten a lot of them! Today I’m going to list our FIVE FAVORITE FAMILY FRIENDLY MOVIES, and ask that YOU LIST YOURS as [...] Read More
This past weekend my husband and our three oldest children attended a wonderful homeschooling conference. For two and a half days I was inspired, encouraged, exhorted and challenged as a parent. And for the first 36 (or so) hours after the conference I was amazed at how I was already retaining so much of what I had learned and how calm and patient I was with my kids even though the whole family was exhausted from the long conference hours and processing lots of information.
And then there was Monday morning.
A little one woke me up about thirty minutes before my [...] Read More
A Generation of Opinions Without Action
If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, chances are you are inundated with political posts. Whether these posts are written using a conservative or liberal point of view, it strikes me odd that so many people use so much of their passion simply putting something meaningful on their Facebook wall, for others, who more than likely share their point of view, to agree with. It seems like we’re becoming a generation with verbose opinions, but who has little interest in getting our hands dirty to actually make changes in the woven tapestry of our [...] Read More
Last week my 8 year old picked 2 books prior to going to bed. Since the first book was a bit longer than the allotted reading time before bed, I placed the 2nd book on her bedside table and promised we would read it “next.” After several days of conflicting bedtime routines, last night we finally got around to reading a book by Max Lucado called “A Hat For Ivan.” If ever a children’s book spoke to my soul, it was last night.
Let me take you back a few years and give you some insight why this little book holds [...] Read More
The Command to honor our mother and father is not meant exclusively for young children. As adults we are instructed to honor our parents for as long as they live. We honor them because God gave them a position of authority in our lives when we were young, and today they should hold a position of godly counsel in our adult lives. God actually chose our parents for us. He knew what parents we needed in order to help fulfill His purpose in our lives. As we celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, we adults need to reflect on how we [...] Read More
This week, the JellyTelly team wants to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day! Download the Mother’s Day coloring page featuring Wendell the Jellyfish!
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These days, the moment I hop into the car and get my almost-three-year-old daughter buckled in, we start playing our current favorite kids’ CD, Big Stories for Little Ones by Rain For Roots, an enchanting collaboration of four Nashville songwriters, young mothers, and friends: Sandra McCracken, Ellie Holcomb, Flo Paris, and Katy Bowser. The songs use traditional folk melodies to tell classic Bible stories with poetic lyrics by Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the beloved Jesus Storybook Bible.
When I lived in Nashville 10 years ago, two of these songwriters were in my circle of friends. We spent hours upon hours listening to their intelligently [...] Read More
As part of the all-new JellyTelly, we’re rolling out some fun new series on the JellyTelly blog! An amazing group of parents and bloggers have agreed to be a part of our JellyTelly Parent Board, and you will be hearing from them regularly on our blog. Today, we’re featuring our parents board in a series called JellyTelly Voices. We’ll ask them all one question and see what they have to say!
How do you help your kids prepare for end-of-year school stress, such as exams and big projects?
My daughter is almost three, so we don’t have any “end of school” [...] Read More