April 9, 2017
Welcome to the God-Centered Home Community Connection. I'm excited to be sharing this week's resources for parenting with purpose as we all seek to create purposeful God-centered homes.
Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect to be purposeful!
Taylor Tribe Update
After last week's scare with pre-term contractions that landed me in the hospital, I'm thankful to still be VERY pregnant with the twins.
We've had fabulous support from friends, family, and church members who are bringing meals twice a week and coming over to help me handle the nighttime routine when Chuck is working late. The kids have been a big help too.
My oldest, Salem (7), chops fruit for breakfast and veggies for dinner, Sekaiah (4) can successfully make himself a PB&J sandwich (thanks to Katie for her fabulous knife skills for kids videos), and Haven (2) helps unload the dishwasher and switch out laundry from the washer to the dryer. I'm grateful for all the help I can get!
Tonight we started our Easter week celebration by making resurrection rolls, reading The Easter Story Egg book, and doing a quick video devotional as a family.
I hope you had a refreshing Sunday with your family as well. On to the resources for this week!
1. Favorite Freebie
If you're looking for a way to connect traditional Easter basket goodies to the story of Jesus, look no further. Amanda White shares a set of free printable cards with scripture references to help create meaningful Easter baskets for your kids.
2. Family Focus
Last week I shared about the Ziglar Family 7-Day Challenge. While the challenge is officially over, you can still take their free Family Wheel of Life Check-Up.
The quick assessment gave me a good idea of what areas our family is strongest in and which areas we have more room to grow. The check-up reviews aspects of our families such as Community, Spiritual, Physical, Work/Life Integration, Communication, Financial, and Relationships.
3. Deal of the Week
One of my favorite purposeful Easter resources is the ebook A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families. If you're looking for a rich sensory experience for your kids, this is it!
Receive 20% off by using the code MOSAICLIFE at checkout.
4. On the Blog this Week
Jelly Telly's 5 Minute Family Devotionals for Easter are featured on the blog this week. These free 2-3 minute videos come with discussion questions, a guided prayer, scripture references, and a downloadable coloring page each day from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday.
This is the perfect purposeful option for those of us who are in a busy season but still want to be intentional with how we approach the Easter holiday with our kids.
5. Inspiration for Your Parenting Journey
Sometimes it's easy to get into the routine of just asking our kids "how was your day" as they jump in the car in the pickup line or hop off the bus at the end of a day of school.
That's why I really loved this list of 70 Faith-Focused Questions to Ask Your Kids Each Day this week. In the midst of the busyness, it helps me to have a go-to list of ideas to keep our conversations centered around faith in our home.
Ebook Update --- Download Now!
I'm so excited to be sharing with you the brand new ebook, Teaching Kids About Jesus’ Death & Resurrection at Easter. This treasure trove of 50+ resources including simple activities, books, food-related activities, object lessons, and crafts will give you plenty of ideas for teaching your kids about the true meaning of Easter.
Click on the link above or the image below to download.
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Blessings for a wonderful God-centered Easter week for your family!
LeeAnn and the whole Taylor tribe
LeeAnn, Chuck, Salem, Sekaiah, and Haven (+ twins on the way)