The Best Craft, Education, & Parenting Posts of 2015 from the Kid Blogger Network.

Best Posts from the Most Awesome Bloggers in 2015

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Collaborative posts, Family Fun, Kids Crafts, Parenting, School, STEAM 0 Comments

Hello All! I am thrilled to be a part of the Kid Blogger Network!  They are an awesome group of bloggers.  As we start 2016, we decided to look back at all of the posts that we wrote in 2015, and share our best posts.  We write posts in many different topics, so today you can see them sorted by …

This post talks about the love languages of children and the three important ways children know that love is spoken here, within our families.

Love is Spoken Here – Ways to Help Our Children Feel Loved and Accepted

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Parenting, Personal Journey 7 Comments

Love, I think, is the most sought after emotion by all humans. We crave feeling loved. Many bad relationships happen because people aren’t receiving enough love and go seeking it from any source they can find. Love has the power to change lives, and the absence of love has the power to devastate lives. It is so important that love is spoken here in our homes.

Even though it's cold outside, we still managed to have some fun and learn about molecular movement with these balloons in the snow activities.

Science in Action: M for Molecules

Mommy Crusader Family Fun, School, Science in Action, STEAM 8 Comments

Balloons in the Snow An exploration of molecular movement Outside of my house, there is alot of snow.  The temperature hasn’t gotten above freezing for several weeks.  But, my husband and I spent the weekend filling hundreds of water balloons with air for our kids to play with outside. Are we crazy?  Is it cold and snowy outside? Yes, but that’s …

There are no magic secrets for getting siblings to play together, but these three ideas will help them play together nicely.

Secrets for getting Siblings to Play Together

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Parenting 4 Comments

Oh, the exuberance of Christmas morning! Amid the unwrapping and laughter of the festive morning, there’s the expected glee of playing with new gifts. But, then there’s also the inevitable contention that comes when one sibling wants another to share the new toy. Are there secrets for getting siblings to play together? I think there are three – setting reasonable …

This Christmas Eve devotional, with a printable script & MP3 files, invites the spirit of Christmas and is the perfect length for young children.

Christmas Eve Devotional

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There is something comforting about a warm cup of cocoa, carols, and the reading of Luke 2 all shared together. It unites the family and sends everyone off to bed in a peaceful, contented way.  One of my favorite parts about this evening devotional is the inclusion of sacred carols with the reading. My Christmas gift to you this year …

Fewer skills are harder to impart than teaching our children self-control. Here are four ways to help them learn this important skill.

Teaching our Children Self-Control

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Parenting 2 Comments

Let’s face it, one of the hardest things for anyone to master is self-control. And, self-control is such an integral part of life as an adult. Successful completion of schooling requires self-control. Staying employed requires self-control. Maintaining a happy marriage requires self-control. Keeping out of trouble with law enforcement requires self-control. In short, living a happy and productive life requires the …

Christmas can be an overwhelming experience for toddlers. Here are some ways for helping toddlers survive Christmas.

Helping Toddlers Survive Christmas

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Holidays 2 Comments

Christmas is a magical time of year. There’s the hustle and bustle of going to see Santa or the Nutcracker ballet. There are family and friends to visit, get-togethers, work parties, and church parties to attend. Not to mention the goodies, the lights on the Christmas tree, and all the pretty packages waiting to be unwrapped. Christmas is toddler over-stimulation …