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An Adventurous Year Challenge- 12 Months of Exploring Your City

Start off the year right with an “Adventurous Year” Challenge- 12 Months of Exploring Your City! I encourage you to enjoy a staycation and explore your local establishments and discover the history and culture in your area. When we first arrived to our host country we did not do very much exploring on our own. We […]

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Family Activity: Simple New Year’s Goals Printable

This Family Activity: Simple New Year’s Goals Printable is fun and helps our kids think about setting goals. When our kids were younger we did this fun craft: New Year Goals for Kids: Wishing Wand. If you’re seeing this in March just remember you can always take time and reflect at any point in the year! It’s never […]

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How to Practice Self Care as a Busy Mom

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LALA® Yogurt Smoothies and WeAllGrow Latina. As moms we must learn How to Practice Self Care as a Busy Mom. A few years ago, I was lying in bed after a full day of non-stop going and all I could think was– Something has gotta give! But what? I […]

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How to Help Your Kids Give Back with This Fun Christmas Activity

How to Help Your Kids Give Back with This Fun Christmas Activity is one of our traditions we do each year as a family. We took the challenge of decluttering for charity years ago when they were little. Honestly, though I must say it hasn’t always been easy. Even in light of all the giving and […]

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Bring Back the Joy of Christmas with This 3 Gift Challenge

We all wish for a relaxed Christmas holiday. Here’s my Simple Christmas 3 Gift Challenge to help you stay focused on what is important this season.   All of the parents in the room had hoped in some way to share with their children that Christmas is more than presents. As we sat around the living […]

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Make Your Own Easy Reindeer Cookies From Gingerbread Men

Would you believe me if I told you that The Secret to Christmas Joy is Found in Cookies?  Well, keep reading to find out what I mean. One of our family Christmas traditions is our Christmas ADVENTures and each day we have scripture reading, a Christmas carol and an optional activity. Throughout our advent days […]

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The Ultimate 5 Minute DeCluttering Tip

I dislike clutter but only when it belongs to someone else. I’m serious, I can deal with my clutter but when I start seeing cluttered desks, couches and corners all over my house, that’s when I come undone. The Ultimate 5 Minute Decluttering Tip has helped our whole family keep declutter to a minimum. Many a time […]

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4 Simple Ways to Fill Your Home with Love and Respect

I’m so excited to bring to you this lovely article 4 Simple Ways to Fill Your Home with Love and Respect by Brenda Berger a guest writer here at our blog today. In the realm of real estate, the key phrase for a home buyer is often “location, location, location.”  Once the house is purchased it […]

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The Family Table an Extension of Our Heart

The Family Table an Extension of Our Heart~It’s where I become a student of my children and husband and look into their eyes to really know how their day has been.  It’s where we lavish them with encouragement after a hards day of battling the pressures of the outside world. Sadly, the meaning of meal sharing is […]

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Teach Gratefulness in 5 Minutes a Day

If a mom with little ones would ask me, “What are three things I should focus on teaching my kids while they are little?” I would say, these are the three seeds we’ve planted and are continuously watering in our children–faith, integrity, gratitude and service. I know she asked for 3 but these are the 4 we’ve […]

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The ABC’s of Gratitude for Adults

The ABC’s of Gratitude for Adults A is for answered prayer. B is for blessings in abundance. C is for children who bring joy into our life. D is the for Jesus defeating darkness. E is for eternal life. F is for forgiveness. G is for the gift of Jesus. H is for beauty of hospitality and […]

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That One Thing That Keeps Your Family From Being Happy

That One Thing That Keeps Your Family From Being Happy —Oh, how I wish I could tell you that only my kids do this annoying thing. I’d be lying if I told you I don’t struggle with this one bit, but I do. Just last week, I sat in a jacuzzi overlooking the glorious rolling Andes […]

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10 Ways to Create a Positive Home Where Your Kids Thrive

Inside: Belonging means creating an environment where we all feel like a tight-knit tribe, we’re all equal and we’re rowing in the same direction to reach our goals. In this article, I’ll share 10 Ways to Create a Positive Home Where Your Kids Thrive, so that we can build a strong emotional connection with our children.  According […]

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How to Handle When Your Impulsive and Distracted Child Lies

Inside: In this article I share with you some tips on How to Handle When Your Impulsive and Distracted Child Lies. This information helped me shift my perspective so that I could equip my son with tools on how to handle his distraction and impulsiveness so he can learn to value honesty.   I have not polled 100’s […]

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20 Fun Things Moms Can Do Alone

As mothers we have all day dreamed of getting a few hours to ourselves. When our family life is overwhelming and I can’t keep up with the chaos, throw up, errands and bake sales– I simply dream of having a few hours to myself. Nothing grand like a weekend getaway, simply a few hours, to […]

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10 Things I Don’t Do In Our Home to Keep Sane

I remember when I first started this homemaking journey thing back when it was just me and the hubby and I thought this is a piece of cake I’ve got this down. But then my sweet baby boy joined our life and quickly it turned into mayhem. In the midst of the sleepless nights, feeding, laundry from exploded diapers […]

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7 Habits of an Effective Homemaker

Inside: When we have too much on our plate, it’s easy to let little things start slipping. These 7 Habits of an Effective Homemaker will help us move towards transforming  the space between our four walls into a place of rest from this world.   One day I was walking around our house, dazed and […]

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What I Want My Multicultural Kids to Know About Skin Color

We were gathered around the family table when my middle child nonchalantly said, “I’m more like daddy?” I wondered what he meant so I asked curiously, “In what way are you more like daddy?” He replied by showing me the color of his skin and putting it against mind then he said, “I’m white like […]

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