Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Kids in Service
Kids love crafts. Have you ever thought about using those crafts in ministry? Next time you pull out crayons and markers, you could help your kids serve others.

Make bookmarks for families receiving food boxes from the food pantry
Tie ribbons with scripture around teddy bears for clients at counseling ministry
Make "welcome baby" signs for new parents at Hope Clinic for Women
Decorate Scripture cards for an after-school tutoring site
Create "get well cards" for a low-income health clinic
Color a picture for a missionary
Make paper stained glass decorations for a senior center
Put together craft kits for children's hospital

What's your favorite nonprofit ministry or local outreach? How might your kids make a difference there without even leaving your home?

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Blogger Cocoa said...

Great idea using the crafts to help serve others. Children are usually very tender hearted and really want to do something for others.

My daughters are in the early stages of developing their own service project. They want to create quilts that go along with children's books and take them to the schools to encourage reading.

8:14 PM  
Blogger MommySecrets said...

What a great idea!! I'm a big believer in service flowing out of natural family interests, instead of always being another activity for families to do. Good for you!

8:47 PM  

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