Author: Julie Brasington

Spreading Kindness with Your Boys This Summer

I love that summertime brings so many opportunities to have fun with my family! We plan vacations, adventures, outings, beach days, and eat our fair share of ice cream and pizza. After a while, however, it can feel a little self-indulgent. Sometimes after taking my kids to the library, the park, the movies and the toy store, they will get home, drape themselves on our furniture, and complain that they are “so bored.” That is why I like to balance our fun family activities with acts of kindness. More than anything, I want my boys to live out the...

Read More

You Have Been Rescued from the Rules by a Redeemer

Some days my heart just can’t handle reading another article telling me about the 3 Ways to a Better Morning and the 10 Ways to Discipline and the 15 Ways to Declutter and the 20 Ways to Rock Your Child’s Bedtime Routine and the 225 Ways to Sneak Vegetables Into Your Child’s Food. This is very strange because I write similar titles on my own blog! I also click on these posts regularly because so many are helpful and I want to be a good mom with all of my heart. But is a good mom defined by how well she can...

Read More

Christ-Centered Valentine for Preschoolers – FREE Printable!

Hey MOB Society mamas! This is Julie from Happy Home Fairy.  I love sharing fun and simple ways to celebrate Jesus with our kiddos. It’s that time of year where my boys’ teachers are sending out notices for each of them to bring in Valentines for all of their classmates. I can’t think of a better opportunity to encourage my boys to share God’s love with their friends! To make it simple, I created a sweet little inspirational FREE Printable Valentine to include with a bag of gummy bears. *I got the gummy bear packages in this picture from Whole...

Read More

Praying “The Big Two” Verses for My Boys

I don’t know much about raising boys. I like glitter and fairies and cutting my sandwiches into whimsical shapes. My boys prefer roughhousing and seeing who can toot at the best comedic moment. I like crisp, clean linens. They like dirt and sweat. I like to dance and sing. They like playing sports. Whenever my oldest asks me to play basketball outside in the 300% South Florida humidity, I mostly say how about I be the announcer who stays inside that little glass box that is air-conditioned (i.e. the living room)? But the Lord gave me two incredible young...

Read More

For When Your Hopes Don’t Come True

As a mom of two boys, I hope for a lot of things. I hope my boys won’t end up in the ER after leaping from the bedroom dresser to the bed and then back to the dresser (true story). I hope they will obey their teachers and be kind to their friends. I hope they will learn to enjoy all the green foods. I hope they will be strong, faithful men. I hope they will love Jesus. Plus a million other things! Sometimes I see fruit of the things I hope for. Like when one of my boys...

Read More
  • 1
  • 2