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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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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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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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Our Flexible Summer Schedule

As I perused Pinterest and blogs trying to find ideas and activities for our summer I discovered lots of summer schedules. These schedules had exact times and activities for each day (all day) that some amazing blogger moms put together. Wow, I was impressed! How I wish I was that kind of organized mom, but […]

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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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Children’s Books About Mexican Culture

I love children’s books! I don’t know what I’m going to do when my boys out grow picture books for kids because those are my favorite.  My dream is to one day write some books for children! For many people the extent of their experience with Cinco de Mayo or the Mexican culture is tacos, […]

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Spy Party Ideas

What kind of Valentine’s Day Party can I throw for boys?  Are they too grown up for hearts and kisses? These are the kind of deep and mind boggling questions I mulled over this past week, ha. I Spy Party was the winner idea! A few years back, I threw my boys and their friends […]

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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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What Everyone Should Know About Giving to the Poor

This is the time of year, our hearts tug at us and remind us of the great joy that can be found in giving.  So I’ve come up with this tips on How to Give Gifts to the Poor. Our family has the opportunity to connect with lots of organizations which help those in need. So, […]

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Teach Me To Serve

Teach Me to Serve The room was dark and covered in dust and dirt. It was hard for me to figure out what the “real” needs were in their home. It seemed like everything was a real need as I stood on their dirt floor and took it all in. The windows were just holes with no […]

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Hunger Hero Kids & No Sew Superhero T-Shirt Cape

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertisers. Hunger Hero Kids & No Sew Superhero T-Shirt Cape have my kids excited about doing acts of kindness for others this summer! Before I share how to make your own cool no sew superhero t-shirt cape, let me tell you about our experience this […]

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When You’re Not Wanted

I think we are all some what familiar with the emotions that come with feeling left out. Feeling rejected. Feeling alone. Feeling like you don’t fit in. But I can’t even begin to fathom what it feels like for my own parents not to want me or be able care for me.  To roam the […]

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Book Inspired Activities: The Hungry Caterpillar

Last summer, our family volunteered at a low income “library” and we did a bilingual story time with the kids. I had been dreaming of this idea for months but I didn’t even know where to begin.  One day, I finally made myself go over on that side of town and ask the librarian what I needed […]

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Decluttering Toys for Charity

Decluttering toys for charity is the perfect Christmas tradition because not only do you get to simplify your life by decluttering and there is joy in giving it away to the less fortunate this holiday season. If you’re a teacher, I think this would make a fabulous class project. Thanks to Mom it Forward for the Holiday Giving: […]

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8 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special for the Kids

Ask your toddler, tween or high schooler what pops into their head when they think of Valentine’s 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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