Author Archives: Kimberly Amici

Honoring Grandparents

Honoring Grandparents

I have fond memories of my grandparents and the times I spent at their home each summer. Our family ate watermelon and cantaloupe freshly picked from local farms. My brother and I ran around the yard and caught fireflies as the mourning doves cooed in the trees. If I close my eyes, I can smell

Don’t Let the ANTs Steal Your Happiness

ANTS, or Automatic Negative Thoughts, impact children and adults alike but can be combatted with God’s truths. As I sat in my son’s bed reading a bedtime story I heard my two girls in the other room getting ready for bed. They were giggling at first and then they began to bicker. I thought, Oh

Lights Out! Transitioning from Summer to School Year Bedtimes

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over. The long days of summer bring endless activities that satisfy my children’s thirst for fun. There is always something to do or somewhere to go. But the later evenings (and more hours of sunlight)  make our bedtimes unpredictable and blurred, often pushed back in the chase of

Back-to-School Scriptures You Can Count On

Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor Him in your youth before you grow old and say, ‘Life is not pleasant anymore.’ Remember Him before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is dim to your old eyes, and rain clouds continually darken your sky. — Ecclesiastes 12:1-3

Road Trip through America

My family loves a good road trip. Every summer we pack up the RV and head out on a multi-state vacation this includes sight seeing, amusement parks, museums, and trying new local foods at great restaurants. No matter how long or short the trip, it’s always fun-filled and educational. Here are the top 5 reasons

More Summer Reading: Tweens and Teen Girls

It feels like just yesterday that I dropped my daughter off at Kindergarten. As she walked into her classroom with hesitation, my eyes filled with tears. I wondered how she would do in this new environment with strangers. I worried that my shy little girl would have trouble making friends. I find myself thinking of

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