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Easter Advent Countdown for Kids

Today is the perfect day for us to begin our Easter Advent countdown, on Palm Sunday!  This is a sweet time for our family as we take time each day and remember how much God loves us! But if for some reason you’re getting started late, don’t fret because guess what, it doesn’t matter. Because my […]

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Simple Birthday Tradition: Waffle Birthday Cake

Every year around the beginning of March my kids excitedly discuss their birthday.  Their conversation goes something like this, “Do you remember last year I got 10 huge pancakes?  Do you remember one year they were all different colors? Last years party was so cool, this year I want a spy party. No I want […]

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Stuck in the Mud in South America

Not too long ago, our whole family was in the middle of a cloud forest on a rainy afternoon, stuck in the mud.  We were driving a huge 15 passenger van (mistake #1), we were backing up on a steep hill on a rainy day (mistake #2), we were pushing the gas in efforts to […]

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When You’re Not Wanted

I’m definitely familiar with the emotions that come with feeling left out. Feeling rejected. Feeling alone. Feeling like you don’t fit in. But I can’t even begin to fathom what it feels like for your own parents not to want you.  To roam the streets looking for food because you are your own boss and […]

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What I Am Reading

I’ve always been one of those people who reads a bunch of books at one time.  I’m also one of those people who rarely finish a book.  And now that I have a Kindle I don’t think I’ll ever finish a book because I’m continuously downloading free books online but I guess if I’m going to have […]

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These Chubby Little Fingers

I love these chubby little fingers. They are the last in our household before they hit the official “big boy” stage. And before I know it, they will transmogrify into the strong, long fingers and arms that will look more like their fathers than mine (thank goodness for them). What is it about those chubby […]

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Valentine’s Day Quote Printable (FREE)

Inspired by Love Courage God Romance His blessings and Family. To Print this lovely quote just click here: All That You Do…Quote  I also share a little bit about the history of Saint Valentine over here on Disney/Babble.

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Meaningful Valentine’s Day Countdown for Kids

Go deeper–is my mantra this year.  This year I wanted to focus a bit more on the depth of God’s love for us and help my kids make a deeper connection to that by being a vessel of it.  Obviously, this is something I should and try to do all year but this week I […]

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Meaningful Valentine’s Day Family Tradition

I’ve always enjoyed giving my husband homemade Valentine’s Day card.  But when I came up with this idea one year when my first born was little I decided this would be our new tradition. With this tradition your kids will end up with keepsakes of your love for each other, a book, and your spouse […]

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Free Printable: Valentine’s Day Love Notes {Scripture Based}

Have you noticed how much the word love is used in the Bible?  It’s the perfect resource to go to when you’re looking for ways to love others but it’s also full of romantic love notes for you to share with your loved one.  Songs of Solomon has chapters full of “turn red” love notes. […]

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What Students Remember Most About Teachers

Some days I wish I could be back in school. I would probably skip over high school and go straight to college. I absolutely love learning.  Anyways I’m over at Babble.com today with this article, “What Students Remember Most About Teachers.”  And I shared this inspiring quote that makes me think twice about how I […]

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30 Days of Play Challenge- An Invitation to Play: 10 Fun Kid Activities

We are kicking off our 30 Days of Play Challenge this week by featuring 10 Fun Kid Activities plus a BUNCH more at the end of this post! I’m so excited to get started on this, as this is something I’ve been needing to do for myself, my kids and I even think it will […]

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The Parent Challenge: Do You Play With Your Kids? #30DaysofPlay

I recently had a wonderful mother and friend  share that she’s been ignoring this deep calling from within her soul to play. To play with her kids. She proceeded to share with us as she paused in between words, the tears rolled down those tired but hopeful eyes and each word spilled forth from deep within her longing soul. […]

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Get Organized Mama!

For the past 12 days since 1st of January hit, a little soft voice kept nagging at me saying, “Get organized woman!”  Though I used the word “nagging” don’t get me wrong I LOVE the smell of fresh white clean calendar pages!   I love the idea of a fresh new start and though it’s not the 1st of […]

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Feliz Navidad From our Family to Yours!

Our family wants to wish you a Feliz Navidad! You want to know why I love Christmas? Well, I love all things Christmas, family and friend gatherings, Christmas tree lightings, Christmas baking (that we are doing today), the joy that fills our community, Christmas carols, our Christmas advent activities…. But what I love the most […]

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Keep Calm and Jingle On

Okay, I know it might be a little too early for this Keep Calm and Jingle On printable but I couldn’t help myself.  My son has been dying to decorate our house for Christmas and he did.  On November 1st I was out most of the morning and he stayed home. When I got back […]

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Gratitude & Thanksgiving Jar Activity & Free Printable Prompts

Though it’s hard to be away from our extended family during the holidays, it definitely has pushed me to come up with some of our own little family traditions.  And now my two oldest, excitedly expect certain activities around the holidays. When I am running around exhausted and I look at my husband and say, “the things […]

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Thanksgiving Countdown & Gratitude Activity

  This month as we usher into the season of joy, service, gratitude, family and yummy food let’s take a few moments with our kids to instill a value that they will take them a long way in life: gratitude. Do you know of anyone who is constantly complaining? Who points out the negative in […]

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