It’s been a special 31 days for me this October.

God has shown me countless ways to strengthen our family and I just let Him lead me in sharing them with you as well.

And today, we cross the finish line, triumphantly, with one last family tie:


Every day.

With your kids. With your spouse.

Even at yourself, if necessary.

It will feel good. For everyone. I promise.

A cheerful heart is good medicine… ~Proverbs 17:22

I know of few things that make me enjoy my family more than laughing with them. My spirit is lifted and it IS like medicine for any bad attitude or frustration to which I may be holding!

In the midst of child-rearing and laundry and homework and…

Take at least a moment to lighten up and laugh it up with your family!


Family Tie #31: Whatever the day may hold, laugh with your family! And make it happen every day!


As some of you have requested, I will be posting a printable with all 31 “Family Ties” in the next few days, but right now I just have to say…

Thank you!

It have been SO wonderful having you join me on this 31 days journey! I have been extremely blessed by your comments and tweets and encouragement through this month!

There’s a lot swirling in my mind about where to go from here and I look forward to sharing as God directs! To keep up with what’s coming next here at Home with the Boys, you can sign up to get each post sent right to your inbox for FREE!


Just out of curiosity, did you have a favorite family tie from the past 31 days? Or one you really want to focus on? I would love to hear more of your thoughts on the whole topic of strengthening our families! And feel free to email me at homewiththeboys at gmail dot com as well!