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Autumn Ward

Autumn Ward writes curriculum for preschoolers and is the author of The Creation Story, The Christmas Story, and The Easter Story. Visit OrangeBooksforPreschoolers.com to download a free sampler of these books and to see how you can get The Christmas Story Ornament Set, keepsake ornaments to make with your child.

Family Life

What Will My Kids Think About Their Childhood?

I know it’s hard to imagine your child being an adult right now when they’re running around in a diaper eating dirt, but it’s going to happen. They will become… Read More

Family Life

Sometimes We Need to Hear What We’re Doing Right

“Well, I guess I can’t do anything right.” I stopped loading the dishwasher and looked at my daughter when I heard her say that. I knew immediately I was the… Read More


Fight for the Heart, Not Your Traditions

One night last December, I found myself sitting at the kitchen table making Christmas cookies…by myself. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it just wasn’t the plan. That was… Read More
Cultivating Thankfulness with a thankful tree

Celebrations | Character and Values

Cultivate Thankfulness with a Thankful Tree

Have you ever planted a fruit tree? I’ve always wanted to but never have gotten around to it. I have done a little research, though. Do you know if you… Read More

Family Life

Just Listen

“Mom, I just need you to listen.” These were the words of my 16-year-old daughter this past week. I had been sitting on the edge of her bed for a… Read More

Social Life

Open Your Home

I love beautifully decorated homes with every little thing in place. A candle quietly burning, fresh flowers in a vase, soft music playing, the floors and bathrooms are spotless and… Read More

Family Life

Wipe The Slate Clean

So there we were, standing on a sidewalk in the middle of downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. A couple in their mid-thirties with three kids ages 5, 8 and 10 struggling to… Read More

Family Activities

Staying Connected To Your Kids

Want to know one of the most effective ways to stay connected to your kids? Have fun with them! Laugh! Play! Create! Explore! God has given you not just a… Read More


Don’t Pack Up Christmas

I love Christmas decorations. They have a way of making everything more beautiful. Even the most humble of homes becomes a breathtaking site with just a few strands of twinkling… Read More

Family Life


When was the last time your kids heard you laugh uncontrollably? Watched you totally let go and have fun? If you can’t remember, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. If… Read More