Author Archives: Lisa Pennington

Navigating the Difficult Tween Years

Navigating the Difficult Tween Years

What’s the hardest age?  In my opinion, it’s the difficult tween years. Too old to play with toys, too young to enjoy more mature activities.  It’s tough and I know first-hand; I have several tweens in my house. My 12-year-old son, especially, is caught between childhood and manhood.  He has younger siblings and older siblings

Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style

Knowing your child’s learning style is a huge help on those days in the journey of parenting when you can’t seem to break through to your child. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your child just doesn’t understand what you are trying to explain? Or perhaps he feels like you don’t understand

10 Simple Ways to Bless Your Neighbors

One of the things I love most about the holidays is getting to do something nice for my neighbors. Oh sure, I could do it year ’round, but I am sorry to say that I really don’t think enough about it.  Then the weather cools down, the Christmas lights go up on the house and

5 Ways to Enjoy Fall with the Whole Family

Fall is one of my favorite seasons! The cooler temperatures (here in Texas we experience some pretty extreme summer heat), the golden colors, the animals getting their winter coats… it is spectacular!  But with all of the busyness of life and back-to-school activities, we might miss the pleasures of fall if we aren’t purposeful about

Make card for Fathers Day

Preparing Hearts for Father’s Day

In our house Father’s Day is a rip-roaring celebration, so preparing hearts for this day is important to our family. Dad serves us all year long and we take the opportunity to repay a fraction of his efforts by serving him for the whole Father’s Day weekend. The kids and I start with making coupons.