Thursday

The Family Room {Newsletter}

I want to raise smart kids, children who have a great love of reading and an adventurous spirit. I want them to love life and become successful adults.

But even more, I want them to develop deep character rooted in Biblical foundations. I want them to feel compassion for the needy. I long for them to find an abiding joy in tough circumstances and patience in life’s uncertain trials.

These traits aren’t inherent. Self-control is taught through practice and discipline. Peace is learned through quieting our hectic lives and being still.

The strong influence of media rules the modern home and parents find themselves parenting on accident. I have been an  accidental parent, but I long to teach my kids on purpose! 

I am not an expert and much of what you read is part of our own home experiment for character building, but I have created a new monthly newsletter, called The Family Room

Each month will focus on a character trait. There will be a variety of hands-on, family-friendly activities, crafts and service projects to help teach godly character to your kids, ranging from toddlers to teens. My desire is to build a strong family. If that's your desire too, then I hope you'll join me in The Family Room.

The newsletter is free and will be delivered to your email inbox monthly, beginning in August. All you have to do is enter your email address below. (Please note that I will not sell/give away your email).

I am offering limited ad space with a link to your blog/business to cover the cost of the newsletter service. Please email me if you're interested in sponsoring this new endeavor. Ad rates are $20 per newsletter for a 125x125 ad space.

What do you think? Is this something you're interested in reading?


40 comments:

Tanna Clark said...

I love that idea! I just signed up.

Teri Lynne said...

Great idea! I love it!! And think it will be a wonderful way to minister to families!!

Susan @ Reading Upside Down said...

Sounds like a great idea. I've subscribed but there was no room to list what country I was from in the address section of your subscription form (Australia).

Looking forward to the first edition.

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Kristen - it will be awesome. We do exactly that as well. If you browse areas on my blog, I have done a ton of character building ideas, traditions that enhance the character quality of the month. You're welcome to use some of those ideas. Are you following the "Character First" list of traits?

Shanna said...

Love it! I've just signed up too - can't wait!

Get Real Girl said...

Love it. I struggle with the same issues in my house. Can't wait to get the first newsletter.

lovetopinchpennies said...

Love the idea!! I just signed up as well. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks!

Amanda said...

I think it's awesome and am excited for the first newsletter!!! I'll contact you about advertising...I just might do it :)

Just Breathe said...

That is a great idea. I know people who grew up with those ideals and they turned out wonderful. You go girl!

Amanda said...

You are amazing! I am all signed up already.

JanMary said...

GREAT idea!

How DO you find the time?

Stephanie said...

I'm in. Looking forward to it.

Bridget said...

Of course! I just signed up. :)

Domestic Accident said...

I want to know where you find the time as well! So impressed with your industry!

oh amanda said...

Such a great idea!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

fabulous, looking forward to it! :)

Betsy Smith said...

"I have been an accidental parent, but I long to teach my kids on purpose!" Wow Kristen I just loved that statement.

Lois Lane II said...

How cool!! What a great idea!

Alice said...

great idea, looking forward to reading your newsletters!

Dawnisha said...

Great idea, Ill be signing up.

thediaperdiaries said...

Love it!! All signed up :)

Happy said...

I'm all signed up and I thank you very much for the opportunity to do so! Looking forward to receiving it!

thehorizontalyoyo said...

I signed up as well :)

Erin @ Closing Time said...

I love the idea of the newsletter! I've just signed up and look forward to it!!

~~tonya~~ said...

Signed up!! Can't wait to get it.

schwartz said...

what a wonderful idea!

RLR said...

My kids are leaving our church preschool next year. My son starts kindergarten and my daughter will be attending a preschool program integrated into the same school. It was a bittersweet decision, mainly because she's losing the Biblical segment of the preschool curriculum. THANK YOU so much for taking on this endeavor. I look forward to reading more, and I'll be passing it along to a friend (whose daughter will also be attending the same preschool!).

Robin said...

I signed up!

~Tami said...

Sounds great! I just signed up.

Gigi said...

I definitely want in! Thank you.

Alexia said...

I think this is a great idea - I've been an accidental parent since day one and would love some ideas to get me started on parenting and teaching lessons on purpose!

Marci @OvercomingBusy said...

This fall, I wanted to incorporate developing Godly character traits into either our homeschooling or family devotions, but I didn't know where to get the resources. Thanks for solving that one! I just signed up!

Tiff said...

Yes I am interested! I definitely have the desire to bring these things into my home as well!!

Lynn said...

Great idea! I'm in!

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

Wonderful idea! I'm signing up as well!
God bless,
Amanda

Melissa R said...

I'm signed up! OMG, ice cream for a year, my son will be in heaven.

Nancy said...

Yum!! Count me in! And I just signed up for the newsletter. Our kids are grown now, but I don't want to miss anything you write!

Nancy said...

oops, forgot the contact info...

zeelandchick@sbcglobal.net

~*Michelle*~ said...

sounds like a fabulous idea! just signed up too. :)

Jill said...

Sounds like a great monthly newsletter. I'm excited to read it.