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35 Family Date Night Ideas

When life gets crazy in our home, it’s hard to find time to connect or to even remember that we need to connect much less hang out. When our boys were young we started a family week night. During our busy seasons, sometimes it gets skipped but for the most part we try to stick to […]

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Acts of Love Valentines Day Countdown & Printable

Ask your toddler, tween or high schooler what pops into their head when they think of Valentines day?  You might get answers like: candy, chocolate, balloons, boyfriends, couples, girlfriends, gifts, kissing, stuffed animals, romantic date, holding hands etc….  This is probably what I would have said back in the day. The media, society and peer pressure are […]

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The Christmas Visitors from the South

Early Christmas morn our doorbell rings even though my boys are still in their pajamas they rush to the window and greet the visitors from the South, all 12 of them are strangers to us.  The children yell through the gate asking if we can give them their “navidad” (Christmas present).  Their ages range from 8 month to 14 […]

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Faking Homemaking & Simple Hospitality

Faking Homemaking & Hosting Tips: Buy some oatmeal cookies and top with a simple Lemon Glaze (see the end of recipe for the lemon glaze). In a pot simmer cinnamon sticks so your house smells like you have been baking all day. “Always keep several get-well cards on the mantel. If expected guests arrive, you […]

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Thanksgiving Family Tradition Ideas & Thankful Pumpkin Activity

With chilly weather nipping at your door and Christmas music echoing in your ears long after you leave the department store it’s hard not to want to skip Thanksgiving and go straight into the merry and festive Christmas holiday. Though skipping Thanksgiving Fall fun & décor is very tempting it’s not really an option here […]

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