Category: Seasonal

The Light of Epiphany: Hope for the New Year

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By Jessica Wolstenholm

There’s a bright light shining through our front window. The curtains fell down one evening in December while my husband and I were watching TV. We heard a crash and rushed to the dining room to see our front window curtains on top of my buffet, the one filled with my china. Thankfully, nothing was […]

One Word For Kids: New Year, New Growth Goal

One Word for Kids

By Jessica Wolstenholm

I’ve never been much of a resolutions person. The few times I tried to start the year with specific promises to myself, I came up short by Valentine’s Day. In the past few years, though, I’ve found great success in goal-setting each month in small doses and choosing one word as a theme or banner […]

Creative Ideas to Serve Others as a Family this Fall

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By Jessica Wolstenholm

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. – 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) The Fuller Youth Institute has performed extensive research on what makes faith “stick” for children as they grow into young adults. Their findings include the importance of […]

How to Reset Your Family Rhythm After Summer

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By Editorial Team

As the carefree days of summer wind down, our family looks forward to creating a new family rhythm. It’s a tradition of sorts. One that consists of setting new schedules and boundaries as the children grow and mature. A chance to have some “do-overs” and make new memories. During this annual reset, God always gives […]

10 Back to School Bible Verses (with Printable!)

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By Melanie Rainer

Families have been navigating new normals for months in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is the second time we’ll be heading “back-to-school” in unfamiliar and unprecedented ways. Starting a new school year often comes with uncertainty and anxiety for kids and parents but this year even more so. No matter the circumstances […]

Back to School Routines that Serve the Whole Family

By Stephanie Thomas

Confession: I’ve got the back-to-school blues.  With the big day looming in the not-so-distant future, all I can think is:  “Summer’s over already?”  And yeah, I’m feeling all the feels with my little one starting kindergarten. I’ll miss heading out on adventures with him and his older brother. But also? I’m dreading the alarm clock.  […]

How to Create a Minno Summer Playlist for Your Kids

By Jessica Wolstenholm

Looking for laid-back, rainy day, or road trip activities for your family? Here’s how to create a summer playlist for kids on Minno. Summer is here! School is out (or almost!) and while the sunshine, swimming pool, and other adventures await you outdoors, everyone needs a plan for rainy days, quiet time, and those moments […]

Help Your Kids Understand the Meaning of Memorial Day

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By Editorial Team

What does Memorial Day look like in your home? Like many Americans, it probably looks like kicking off summer with a barbecue, a road trip, or a beach vacation. Memorial Day is the official-unofficial start to summer vacation. But it is also a holiday with important meaning as we honor soldiers who have lost their […]