Real Kids Real Faith is reimagining how children’s spirituality looks, sounds, and acts in this moment.

Our Vision

Growing up human today means facing big challenges and high expectations. So we’re rethinking how to help children respond creatively to whatever life brings their way.

Children’s spiritual lives don’t come prepackaged, but are stitched together by snuggles on the sofa, tears over a lost lovey, and gaming with friends next door. Their spirituality is also shaped by a parent’s job loss, learning challenges, and allergies that mean nobody else can have peanut butter.

The good, the bad, the really hard – it affects a child’s spirit. And we’ll address it all.

The ideas you’ll find here are research-based, motivated by a desire to see kids flourish in significant ways. This is important work, best done together. We’re glad you’ve joined us.

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Passover Explorations

Looking through photos, I found several of my family celebrating Passover with friends who are Jewish. They would invite us to join them for their seder feast and explain the various prayers and practices as they occurred.

  • Observing Earth Day as a Family

    Earth Day (April 22) marks more than 50 years of organized global attention to the environment. It officially falls on a Monday this year,

    Different Kinds of Curiosity

    My eldest child likes to figure out how things work. When she was three, she shocked our neighbor by explaining the mechanics of a refrigerator.

  • Kids’ Imaginations

    When my children were young, we played all kinds of imaginative games. Sometimes we took our cues from stories we had read together.

    Kids, Ramadan & Food Insecurity

    As the war between Israel and Palestine continues, many Palestinian parents struggle to feed their families. Violence disrupts humanitarian aid efforts.

  • Helping Kids Understand Symbols

    Symbols are all around us, but sometimes they can be hard to understand. We need to know something about their cultural context and the stories that surround them to comprehend their meaning.

    Easter Around the World

    Easter, like many holidays, is both a religious and cultural event. Some families focus on the Christian aspect, some embrace the cultural traditions,