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Mommy & Me Preschool {16 Weeks of Homeschool}

My almost four year old whispered this before I kissed him goodnight, “Jesus, thank you that mama gets to be my teacher.” Those were the words I needed to hear.  I’ve been staring at our homeschool day schedule for at least an hour and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. I’m about to embark a wonderful […]

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Teach Me To Serve

Teach Me to Serve The room was dark and covered in dust and dirt. It was hard for me to figure out what the “real” needs were. It seemed like everything was a real need.  I stood on their dirt floor. The windows were just holes with no glass. There was no commode or electricity. But their eyes […]

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Activities for Homeschooling Your Preschooler or Toddler

This year I decided to have my little one join us for homeschool so we’ll be doing preschool.  I’m excited to have all three of my boys at home but I’m a bit nervous to go from homeschooling one child to now three in very different grade levels:preschool, 2nd and 4th grade. Here are some […]

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Add Sparkle to Your Family Day Activity: Making Ravioli with Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AddSparkle #CollectiveBias Sometimes it’s good to get out of our everyday routine and add SPARKLE to our week. Our little familia does this on Family Day.  Family day is what adds pizzazz, connection, fun and laughter to our weekly mundane routine–allowing us […]

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Barn Yard & Farm Animals Craft {TP Tubes Craft}

I had no idea when I was making this Barnyard & Farm Animals Pretend Play craft, that it would be a HUGE hit. My little one slept with his barnyard pretty much every night for a week. Took it to preschool to show it to his friends. Takes it with him when we go to church […]

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Fun Fall Snack for Kids: Olive Owls

Fun Fall Snack for Kids: Olive (I love) Owls! Healthy Treat I don’t always have time to make our boys food fun but we are still enjoying lazy days and I was up for the challenge when I was asked by California Ripe Olives to come up with something fun!  I think this O-live (I […]

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9 Must Do’s to Instill Creativity In Your Child

9 Must Do’s to Instill Creativity In Your Child My toddler was in the living room quietly playing while I was in the kitchen hesitantly creating in my own way–dinner. After I put them to bed, I went down to the living room and noticed he had not cleaned up his toys. Usually this annoys me […]

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Simple Water Fun: Splish Splash Kids’ Bike Wash

Simple Water Fun: Splish Splash Kids’ Bike Wash An older friend just reminded me that these are the types of activities she enjoyed as a kid back when they didn’t have all the camps, vbs and activities over the summer. They just played and had fun.  She went on to say this about our activity,”A much […]

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Thick, Creamy & Delicious Chocolate Shake {secret ingredient}

Thick, Creamy & Delicious Chocolate Shake {secret ingredient} There’s something about that ice cream scoop in your shake that makes it thick and creamy and not to mention yummy.  But I just got back from my doctors appointment and they confirmed my suspicion, I’ve gained weight. If you’ve been keeping up with me here on […]

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Healthy Chocolate Belgian Waffle Sticks with Peanut Butter Sauce

Don’t let the title– “Belgian Waffles” scare you away. It sounds fancy schmancy but they are actually really easy to make with this recipe I’m sharing below.  Turning our Belgian Waffles into waffle sticks is a big hit with our kids and perfect for our little familia trying to get out the door in the […]

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My Best Traveling With Kids Tips {From an Expat Mom}

We live the expat or a more trendy term that I like to use, we are “global nomads”. Our heart is divided into hundreds of pieces throughout the world.  We travel to and fro from our two homes (home is where the heart is, right) in the U.S. and in South America.  The fact that my kids […]

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Camping Hacks: Campfire Fire Bombs & Upside Down Campfire

We live high up in the mountains so when we go camping we have to take all of our fire starting kindling “ammo” to get our fire going.  I discovered this amazing time saving camping hack for starting your campfire, fire bombs. Note, as I mentioned before we use more than one type of fire […]

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Easy Summer Treats: Ice Cream Sandwich Bar

I love easy! And I love how this Ice Cream Sandwich Bar turned out! The dipping station was full of so many yummy options I could stand there and just eat from there. My toddler had so much fun picking out his own dipping options for his ice cream sandwich! Easy Summer Treats: Ice Cream […]

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Calming Count Box Activity for Kids

We had a LONG flying day and it still wasn’t over. My husband left me and my toddler at the airport with all the luggage while he hunted down a car rental place and pick it up.  I finally pulled out the Calming Count Box I made for him back home. Up to that point […]

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Calm Down Kit for Kids & Activities with Duracell

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PrepWithPower  #CollectiveBias with Duracell You’re probably reading this because you have or know a child that needs help and encouragement to calm down or de-stress from a emotionally charged situation.  It’s good to keep in mind that these type of […]

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An Unforgettable Summer Family Project

“Living radical isn’t about where you live — it’s about how you love.” I had to learn this the hard way when I was wrestling with my desires to serve but sitting at home with a toddler and pregnant with my 2nd child.  The Lord quickly showed me that I could make a difference right where […]

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Sitting Next to An Ex-Prisoner

I’ve gone to church every, well almost every Sunday since I was a little girl. I’ve sang the same songs over and over. I’ve heard the same type of sermons over and over. I’ve sat in the same type of pews for a countless amount of hours in my lifetime. But this Sunday, this Sunday–God made […]

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Soccer Ball Rice Krispie Treats

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Crest and Latina Bloggers Connect. It’s been so fun to draw closer to friends, family and even complete strangers as we celebrate a goal for our favorite team during the big soccer match!  Yesterday as I watched the Ecuador vs France game with over 100 people on […]

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