31 Days to Impress Your Kids

31 days to change

For the next (*gulp*) 31 days I’m going to post about some basics. The things I wish I could do more than any other. The small ideas and the big disciplines that I believe will impress God’s Word on my children’s heart more than anything else. Some of these posts will be practical. Some will be philosophy kinda stuff. And some will be regurgitations cleaned up and fleshed out versions of previous posts and ideas.

I sat here combing twitter and a few blogs to get inspired about doing something MORE for this series. You know, the typical blog stuff—giveaways, challenges, buttons, etc. But I’m tired of hype. I just want to share. I want to write these 31 days out for you…but also for me. I want to remind myself of the things I feel like God has put on my heart as a mom. The things I feel like he maybe even gave me a little insight on. The things that make my heart pump and get my temperature rising. The stuff that makes me passionate about parenting.

I hope you’ll join me. And chat with me. Share your heart, your philosophies, your heart-pumping-ideas. Let’s take these 31 days together, ok?

Day 1: Pray for Your Children

Day 2: Go To Church

Day 3: Sing, Sing, Sing!

Day 4: Put God’s Word on Your Walls!

Day 5: Serve WITH Your Kids

Day 6: Limit Screen Time

Day 7: Think Ahead: Your Kids Aren’t Going To Be Kids Forever

Day 8: Writing a Parenting Strategy: Five Little Virtues

Day 9: Work AT Church

Day 10: A Gift and Tool for You {free download!!}

Day 11: Get In the Word

Day 12: Protect Your Home

Day 13: Repeat & Model Prayer

Day 14: Spiritual Disciplines

Day 15: Break the Rules

Day 16: Extend Your Family

Day 17: Speak Life!

Day 18: Find a Role Model

Day 19: Write To Them

Day 20: Promote Belonging

Day 21: Go on Vacation

Day 22: Make a Craft

Day 23: Read the Bible Together

Day 24: Make Your Marriage a Priority

Day 25: Slow Down

Day 26: Fill Them With Good Things

Day 27: Speak God’s Word {an interview with Yancy!}

Day 28: Keep Them Little

Day 29: Make Holidays HOLYdays {and an announcement!}

Day 30: Act It Out {an interview with Veggie Tale‘s Mike Nawrocki!}

Day 31: Love Them

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See my new 31 Days series: Best Bible Books for Kids!



  1. I’m really looking forward to this! Can’t wait.

  2. What a great idea. I’m looking forward to it. Thanks for doing this.

  3. Sounds interesting, I’m looking forward to reading it! 🙂

  4. Amanda – this sounds fabulous!!! I can’t wait to read everything!

  5. Thank you. This morning I read a great verse in the Bible:

    “Save us, O God our Saviour; gather us together; rescue us from the nations, so that we might be thankful” 1 Chronicles 16:35

    Rescue us from the nations, from the pressure of buttons and give-aways, and help us to do what you are calling us to do just now. Good on you, Amanda!

  6. I’m excited to read your series. I’m doing 31 Days to Inspire a Child. So I know your stuff will be dear to my heart.

  7. I look forward to reading your 31 posts. I’m posting “31 days heart conversations {for my kids}” a little bit similar.

  8. Amanda,

    I will def. be following along. I am sure I will glean some information that will be wonderful for my son.

  9. I need this reminder and this 31 days to do this! Thanks, my friend!

  10. I can NOT wait to read along. I think our hearts are very much n the sam place. Not my glory but His.

    Cha Cha

  11. I have felt the same and I am looking forward to your posts.
    Come visit me, too.

  12. amanda, you wanna trade #31day buttons and sport them at the end of each others posts? I’m gonna shrink mine to 125×125 to share with a few “like minded” bloggers – I’ll be following!

  13. I’m taking the 31 day challenge too and plan to write about “intentional parenting.” Slightly nervous about running out of things to say, but pretty excited as well. Can’t wait to read your thoughts!!

  14. Really looking forward to this! I know I need it! 🙂

  15. Those are some really great topics to start the challenge off right.

  16. Amanda, I am so looking forward to this series. I always pray for my children and contemplate this topic a lot after I’ve just had a baby…

  17. so happy to have found you through Nester’s 31 Days. Looking forward to going through this series with you.

    xoxo michele

  18. I was reading about some link-ups, where do I find those?

  19. Great idea, by the way — so far the posts have been really good. I love this page, but can’t seem to get it on my iGoogle reader, so I miss so much! I just signed up for inbox delivery though. Yippee.

  20. Just found your blog via Pinterest and discovered your AWESOME 31 day challenge. I look forward to catching up on the past 10 days and reading the next 21! Thank you for writing about something so inspiring and practical!


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