Screen Time: Where We Are Right Now

Since creating Building Cathedrals over 7 years ago, we have had several conversations about screen time. Each of our families has worked hard to find the balance that works best for our particular situations; our decisions have involved factors such as the ages and the personalities of our children, our own comfort levels with technology, sibling dynamics, housing situations, etc. Currently, my children are 10 (boy), 6 (girl), and 4 (girl), and our baby is due in September.We have typically … [Read more...]

Should I Let My Child Watch this Movie?

I recently discovered a website called Plugged In, a site sponsored by Focus on the Family with the tagline, "Shining a light on the world of popular entertainment." The website offers parents information about current movies, videos, movies, TV shows, and video games, allowing parents to make an informed decision about whether or not to expose their children to a particular movie, game, or show. For example, the movie reviews begin with a pretty extensive plot summary, followed by a description … [Read more...]

When Your Baby Turns “3”

When your baby turns 3, you......Think about selling the exersaucer. It's been sitting in your attic for 2.5 years and regardless of what the future holds, someone else could be putting it to good use right now!...Sleep through the night on a fairly consistent basis. On the nights when you need to wake up with a child who is sick or has a bad dream, you feel like a zombie the next morning and wonder how you ever woke up several times a night with an infant....Can sit around the … [Read more...]