Raising Arrows: “Like Arrows” Movie Review

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. -Psalm 127:4 If you follow Brainfoggles on Facebook, last night I posted I was watching a pre-screening of the new FamilyLife movie, Like Arrows. I was so moved by the movie I wanted to immediately hop over here to share my thoughts, but my own little arrows had other plans and needed my full attention. Throughout the day today, my thoughts have returned to specific parts of the movie that really reached me. The truth is, I have been struggling in my own parenting journey lately, and Like Arrows turned out to be … [Read more...]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Lei Wreath #orientaltrading #kidfriendly #kidcrafts

As an Oriental Trading Ambassador, I am provided with products to facilitate some of my crafting posts. I do not earn affiliate commissions through any of the links in this post. A quick snowstorm dropped about an inch of snow on us last night, and I spent the evening hours rearranging our lesson plans for today to accommodate the snow. I couldn't expect the girls to sit down calmly at their desks working on worksheets all morning with the elusive white stuff outside calling their names! After all, snow is usually a once or twice a year treat around here. So, we spent the morning enjoying … [Read more...]

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Halloween Crafting Ideas

I am an Oriental Trading Ambassador and receive products to facilitate my posts. All opinions are my own. The girls have been begging for an art activity with painting, so Saturday was art day. I have been wanting to make a Halloween wreath for our barn door. We decorate the barn as a (not so scary) Haunted House for the littles each year, but the entry door is always lacking. I thought what better way to keep the girls occupied while I craft than to have their own Halloween projects? I have been planning this activity day for a few weeks, and it was so easy to order all the supplies we … [Read more...]

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We’re Homeschooling! & A Free Learning Activity

School is coming to an end, and that entails a really big change for us. In 12 days we will officially become a homeschooling family. I will not go into detail right now about the issues we have faced this year, but we have been extremely unhappy with our daughter's educational experience. My husband was very resistant to homeschooling when I first brought it up before our daughter started school. That's a far cry from my husband who begged me to pull her out of the system weeks ago, but my daughter wanted to finish the year with her friends. I have spent the last few weeks preparing for … [Read more...]

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4 Tips to Help Your Child Cope With Childhood Anxiety

Childhood anxiety can be brought on by many things, and for most parents, it’s a heartbreaking feeling to know their child is upset but not know how to help. It can also lead to frustration, arguments, meltdowns, and hurt feelings, which won’t help either the child or the parent feel good about themselves. When anxiety rears its head in a public place, there might be tears and embarrassment, too, which can make family outings very stressful. You may already know that the worst thing you can say to your child when he’s feeling anxious is to “get over it”. This is because anxiety affects our … [Read more...]

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