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Son You’re Fully Capable of House Work

I was at an event once that involved about 6 families. We all had our kids with us and it was really interesting to watch what happened when it came time to clean up. The parents asked the kids to help and get involved in the clean up.  Both boys and girls were given task […]

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Our Boys Need Our Affection

I was going through our usual bedtime routine. I sat next to my oldest and I put my arms around him and began praying for him.  We’ve been talking about prayer and important things to include in our prayer–Wow… Sorry… Thank you… and Please…  anyways that’s for another post. So I was totally focused on […]

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How Boys Cuddle

How Boys Cuddle That’s my youngest, tackling me when he heard the words”let’s cuddle”.  Not exactly what I was thinking but I still got my cuddle fix in. I have my own brood of little men, all under the age of 11.  Though I only have three, DO NOT and I repeat do. not., underestimate […]

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Family Dinner Night: Chili Bar

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScoreOnFlavor #CollectiveBias Family dinner is our time I guard like a momma bear.  If you don’t have a regular family dinner, I highly recommend you start a family dinner time even if you start off with just twice […]

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I Am Doing Something In Your Midst & Scripture Art

I love when the simultaneous occurrence of events align and point to something that I’m already pursuing. Lately, I’ve had so many things confirming that my One Word choice (I share it here) is definitely the journey I need to be on this year. The other morning I was having my devotional time and my time […]

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And They Saw Pornography

It was a beautiful warm spring day and the boys were outside playing. I could hear them running around and screaming (good screaming) as they chased each other.  I love watching and listening in on their make believe world. Little did I know that their childhood innocence would be snatched away that morning. I’m still […]

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New Year’s Eve Activity for Kids

New Year’s Eve Activity for Kids is how we roll now after 12 years of marriage and three kids. Before kids I was always looking for a fun activity to enjoy with my husband that involved getting all dressed up and dancing.   Once we had kids that type of thinking and even desire came […]

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Christmas Wish List Printable

I’m not against gift giving but I’m definitely not into an overindulgent Christmas.  I really want our kids to have it clear that Christmas is not just about them, so as I shared here we do things in our community to give and serve. I also want them to realize that Christmas gifts are a […]

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Simple Christmas Entertaining Tips

The holidays are filled with lots of friends and family gatherings!  Our family loves to entertain so I’m always looking for ways to simplify our Christmas gatherings.  There are so many things you can do to add a personal touch without spending a lot of time on them. Here are some of my frazzle free […]

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Healthy Christmas Snack: Reindeer Poop

I don’t know how many times I have to tell my boys not to use potty words.  So this recipe was definitely a favorite because they were able to use a potty word without getting in “trouble”. So I heard things like: I love poop! Can I have more poop? This poop is squishy! This […]

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Christmas Party Favors: Rudolph Play Dough

I made this for my son’s 3rd grade class but I think this maybe to “babyish” so hopefully you can put it to good use. I think this turned out adorable and it will be super easy to put together! This is perfect for all my teacher friends or moms who have a holiday gathering […]

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Teaching Our Kids to Give: The One Thing We Changed

Tis the season to give!  Though we practice giving and serving in our community year round during this time of the year we like to focus on sharing our blessings with those who are less fortunate. “Giving back” is something I highly recommend that all families get involved with in small or big ways.  I’ve […]

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Recycled Ornament Craft

Cute recycled crafts makes my heart happy!  This Recycled Cupcake Ornament Craft turned out so cute that I’m making them with my kids so they can give them as gifts to their teachers! If you’re back for our 7 Days of Homemade Christmas Ornaments we are now on our 4th day! I think they’ve all […]

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The Messages We Send to Our Girls with Our Eating Habits

Note from the editor: I’m so thankful for Jenny’s article on this topic! I don’t really watch talk shows but I remember stopping at one because a group of moms and daughters were embracing and crying.  I caught the end of what was such an eye opening show.  The talk show host brought in a […]

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Craft Stick Ornament: Christmas Carolers

You want to get some quality time with your kids this busy Christmas season, craft with them.  Seriously, your creations don’t have to turn out amazing. I’ve had quite a few of those experiences and it’s okay.  I have boys and when we are doing something together it’s when they open up and talk to […]

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Circus Party for Mateo

I’ve been planning a circus carnival theme party for years. I bought the party decorations years ago when my two oldest were younger because they wanted a circus party but then of course they changed their mind at the last minute. Apparently, I was a lot nicer then because I would not let them change […]

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When We Lost Our Christmas Cheer

  I was knee deep and I mean literally knee deep in Christmas cheer surrounded by boxes of Christmas decor and carols playing in the back ground, when I received a call from my husband. From the sound of his voice I knew it wasn’t going to be good news. All I remember was being […]

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8 Things Children Don’t Need to be Happy This Christmas

My Christmas morning as a child didn’t always involve presents. It wasn’t that my parents were trying to simplify Christmas and focus on experiences over presents, but it was because they had no means of buying anything from the long wish list we would make every year.  I clearly remember there were tough years when […]

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