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25 Ways to Show You Love Him

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SienteGlade #CollectiveBias In our culture family is important. The “familia” is of utter importance. My parents made great sacrifices for us kids because of the strong family values and culture they grew up with–passion and boldness. Because our […]

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Beggars Shouldn’t Be Choosers: Stop Giving Crap to the Poor

This phrase, “Beggars shouldn’t be choosers.” is a common one that I’ve heard all my life. For that matter, I’ve not only believed it but I’ve also quoted it throughout my adult years.  I recently looked up the definition to see what kind of explanation I would get and this is what The American Heritage […]

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Simple Way to Talk to Your Preschooler About Porn

In a perfect world we wouldn’t have to talk to our preschooler about pornography or wonder if they’ve ever been exposed to it. Unfortunately, in this day in age where we have access to all sorts of images on the internet, standing in the grocery store line, out on billboards, in commercials…  We’ve been on […]

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8 Ways to Connect at Your Family Meals

I think we would all agree that our lives are busy. Then you add in to the mix, children, who have soccer practice, music lessons and play dates and next thing you know you’re ready to pull out your hair trying to juggle everyone’s schedule.  So what happens when between after school and bedtime is […]

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It’s Still Me But Stronger, Braver, Wiser…

It’s Still Me But Stronger, Braver, Wiser… I’m sitting here pondering what our life used to look like before kids. You know that time that seems so long ago when it was just you and me. Thirteen years ago today, I stood under a beautiful flowered arch and committed to give my all to you. Remember […]

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Teaching Our Boys to Be Good Losers and Winners

  This week in our sort-of-kind-of book club we are in Chapter 2 and we are discussing boys whom the authors call “The Lover”  which are boys in between the ages of 5-8.  Join our FB group All Things Boys: The Art of Mothering our Little Men. Here are some of the characteristics the authors […]

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Chips Ahoy Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and Latina Bloggers Connect and all opinions are mine! Turn Up the Yum! for Dia Del Niño! Did you know that many Latin American countries through out the world have a special holiday for children?  It’s called Dia Del Niño. Well, I’m going to help you celebrate […]

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Special Birthday Breakfast Ideas

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Jimmy Dean through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Jimmy Dean Delights, all opinions are my own.   It’s birthday week at our house and one of our traditions is making a special breakfast for the birthday boy or girl! Our […]

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Parenting Toddler Boys–You Can Do This!

Only until recently have I discovered how boys, not just toddlers, get caught up in the storylines of the epic struggle between good and evil. Seriously, it’s interwoven in pretty much all of my boys pretend play and the adventures they come up with. When I started to listen in their little world pretend play, […]

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DIY Verse of the Week Holder

We simply don’t have the luxury of playing nice with prayer. Not if we want things to change. Not if we want to be free–from whatever’s keeping us held down and held back. Not if we want our hearts whole and thriving and deep and grounded…different. Not if we want to reach our destinies and […]

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Advantages of Raising Your Kids Overseas

As a kid I loved the idea of traveling but I never thought or dreamed of living overseas. Thirty years later, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I absolutely love that for the last 8 years, we’ve raised our kids and immersed ourselves in another culture and language. Prior to leaving the U.S. I […]

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A Letter to My Son on His Birthday

A Letter to My Son on His Birthday–this is a letter I’ve handwritten for my first born in honor of him becoming a young man. He turned 12 this morning! I hope the words in this letter will give him courage when he’s afraid, guide him when he’s forgotten who he belongs to and serve […]

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8 Things Mom of Boys Need to Know

Do you have boys? I have 3 of them! I love being the mom of 3 boys. Sometimes it can seem like an overwhelming challenge especially as they reach their tween years, I share a little about this tween journey here, but nonetheless, it’s definitely an adventure. Here’s a picture of my precious little men from a […]

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Fun Family Dinner Date Idea

We’re always looking for fun Family Dates to enjoy together so I came up with this list here to share our fun with your familia. We love our family date times and our kids look forward to them as much as they do to our one-on-one dates.  Though they don’t always turn out as plan, […]

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The Expat Life

My good friend Beth and I are so excited to bring you our newest project called–Expat Sisterhood: Flourish!  Beth and I have partnered on LOTS of different projects over the past 8 years of friendship, but this one by far has me over-the-moon excited. Our project was met with some hurdles right off the bat, […]

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Simple Tips to Get Rid of Dry Hair

We moved to a mountainous region from hot humid Texas and that was the beginning of my dry hair problems. Every  year around September all the way through April my hair can’t handle the harsh winter season.  So here are some tips that have worked for me throughout the year to avoid dull, dry and […]

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12 + Christ-Centered Easter Activities

As a family we’ve always found ways to weave into our Easter celebrations silliness and fun things like the Easter bunny or Easter Egg hunts. But I definitely like to use those things not as an end in itself, but as a means to an end–Christ. One of the most cherished memories I have is for […]

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10 Penny-Pinching Shopping Tips

I grew up shopping at yard sales and thrift stores and I loved it how cheap I can find gently used nothing.  I even had a yard sale monthly run where I highlighted all the yard sales in my area and I spent my Saturday morning shopping. Find a good bargain can be addicting and […]

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