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Date Nights: How To Make Them Work and Stick

Date Nights: How To Make Them Work & Stick How to make it work? Dating our man is NOT only for the young newly wed couples who are madly in love and go out every week because they don’t have kids who sap all of their energy. Moms and dads it’s for us too! Remember when I shared about […]

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You Are Enough

Am I enough? As women, this question haunts us every now and then. We ask this question of ourselves, from our boss, our spouse, our boyfriend, our parents, our friends, our teacher… But who knew that when I became a mother I would live with this question every single day of my life. Am I […]

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I Spy Random Acts of Kindness Jar!

It wasn’t Christmas or Thanksgiving it was just another month in the year when I watched my dad unload baskets of fruit, vegetables and bread out of the back of our car.  He laid the baskets on the side entrance of a low-income apartment complex and we then we drove away.  He didn’t wait to […]

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Intentional Marriage: 25 Fun Date Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewBreakfastRoutine #CollectiveBias My tip to make my date nights work – plan them ahead and make sure I’m not in a grouchy mood–so I need to eat breakfast.  I have a bad habit of skipping a meal if […]

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Non-Candy Valentines: I Mustache You…

I’ve been on the search for something clever for Valentine’s day to share with you.  When I finally came up with something–I realized it had already been done on blog land.  Great minds think alike! Either way I’m sharing it because it’s super cute, easy and it’s non-candy. In the past, between all of my kids […]

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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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Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

One of the traditions we started two years ago was a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt that would lead them to their Valentine’s day book (I share here about this tradition) and treat.  It’s really easy to put together and your kids will enjoy it! You can also modify this activity for an adult Valentine’s Day […]

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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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DIY Valentine’s Day Gift: Love Notes Frame

This is the easiest and most meaningful gift you can give your spouse because who doesn’t like words of affirmation now and then.  This Dry Erase Love Notes Frame is simple to put together. I placed one of my favorite pictures of us from back when we were dating. The picture was actually taken at his […]

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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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Thoughts on Marriage From a Girl Who’s Never Been Married

When I first received this article submitted by Leslie, I was a bit skeptical at first glance. I thought it was going to be filled with lofty grand advice like, greet your husband at the door naked or make him a homemade dessert at least three times a week, kind of tips.  Kind of like I had tons of theories […]

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Valentine’s Day Activities for the Family- Recipes, crafts, home decor, kid activities, diy…

Here’s our collection of Valentine’s Day activities for the WHOLE family! You will find some focused on the kids or for mom or spouses but most of them are for the family to enjoy. 1. Valentines Day Paper Bag Crafts 2. Creative Valentine’s Day Card for Kids 3. Easy Marshmallow Pops 4.  Acts of Love […]

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Chocolate Nutella Strawberry Pastries with Almond Glaze

Contributing Writer: Leslie Cates from The Cozy Little Kitchen      These lovely little pastries are the perfect confection to quickly whip up as a special dessert for your family.  While they look like something from a French patisserie (bakery), they are not at all time consuming or difficult to make!  This dessert is actually made with refrigerated pie […]

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Valentines Family Fun: Love Notes

Contributing Writer: Carla Ackermann from Breathing Deep Where the Air is Thin Until recently, I always looked at Valentine’s Day as an odd combination of a) a mushy holiday for dating couples; b) a chocolate and greeting card manufacturers’ conspiracy and; c) another opportunity for me to go overly crazy trying to get my kids […]

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Valentine’s Day Printable: “You’ve Been Heart Attacked” Activity

For 13 years now, I have Heart Attacked my husband every February 14th.  I have heart attacked his car, I have heart attacked his classroom (that was too much work) and I have heart attacked his classroom door (he’s a teacher). But I never thought of doing this to friends, neighbors, teachers until this year. Spreading good cheer this time […]

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Creative Love Note Ideas #2: Shakespeare, Hearts and Toothpaste

Let’s take these creative love note ideas to the bathroom! I just discovered dry erase crayons and I have been having so much fun with them! Remember I am also doing a kid version of this series: creative valentine kid activities . Stop by and see how we use our foam hearts in the tub for […]

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My Dating (my husband) Journey: Shattered Expectations & Ways to Make it Work

This Valentine’s Day give your spouse the gift of committing to date each other. Come up with dates that work for you and your schedule. Below I will share my dating (my husband)  journey: Shattered Expectations, Why Date Each Other?  and a link to Ways to make it work for you. We have been married for 10 years this […]

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