Category: Parents

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Are Your Kids Aware of the World Around Them?

Are Your Kids Aware of the World Around Them?

The world can be a tough place for kids: abuse, neglect, human trafficking, poverty, abandonment … But for other kids the world is good. They live ...
16 Ways to Keep Kids Excited about Awana During the Summer

16 Ways to Keep Kids Excited about Awana During the Summer

The last group of kids leaves the platform on awards night. Everyone had an awesome time over the last Awana year, and now they turn their sights to s ...
Easter — More than Bunnies and Candy

Easter — More than Bunnies and Candy

Kids are surrounded by the world’s view of Easter. Store aisles are crowded with colorfully-woven baskets; green, stringy Easter (a.k.a. plastic) gras ...
A Guest Post & New Book to Serve Moms in Your Church

A Guest Post & New Book to Serve Moms in Your Church

Today's guest post is by author and Awana employee Catherine McNiel. As a mom, she knows the joys and sorrows that come with parenting. Her new book,  ...

7 Ways Churches Can Love on Children with Special Needs

This article was written by Rachel Wojo. Posted with permission. Throughout the last few weeks, several conversations have occurred in my circles r ...
Encouraging Parents

Encouraging Parents

We talk about encouraging leaders. We talk about encouraging kids. We talk about encouraging each other. But what about parents? What can we ...
Don’t Let the Grinch Get Your Families

Don’t Let the Grinch Get Your Families

Hustle. Bustle. Christmas. New Years. Back-to-school. Bah humbug. ...Well, hello there, Mr. Grinch. There’s a particular line fro ...

15 More Ways to Make Christmas Meaningful (Part 2)

And here are some more suggestions … Buy gas for someone who wants to go home for Christmas but is low on finances. Supply kids with cardstock, ...

15 Ways to Make Christmas Meaningful (Part 1)

Are you looking for some meaningful activities to do with your kids this Christmas? Here are some suggestions. Read a different Christmas storyboo ...
Hey Mom and Dad…You’re Missing a Marriage Vow!

Hey Mom and Dad…You’re Missing a Marriage Vow!

Reflections on For Better or For Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House by Patrick and Ruth Schwenk “Parenting is hard enough. I’ll r ...
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