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Cheap & Creative Memory Keeping Ideas

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Wondering what to do with all those papers that are coming in now that school has started? Have an over-abundance of your grand-children’s artwork? Need a better way to preserve annual memories? I have some cheap and creative memory keeping ideas for you today. Cheap & Creative Memory Keeping Ideas * Start by having all papers go into an accordion folder when ... Read More »

Kids’ Mentors: Who will they turn to?

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At my mentor’s 60th birthday party a couple years ago, her husband asked the small group of her close friends gathered around her in their living room to go around the circle and say something memorable about her. Most were her peers, so my husband and I gleaned a lot of wisdom from those precious moments they shared, but one ... Read More »

7 Free Family Activities before School Starts

7 free family activities before school starts

  Even though it’s only July, our kids are about to start school in just a couple weeks! Before school starts, I thought it would be fun to share 7 free family activities you can do together to make sure you’ve captured some fun memories this summer. Regardless of where you live, how you educate your children or when they ... Read More »

Our Kids Bedtime Routine & Prayer

Kids Bedtime Routine

Motherhood crept up on me. I know I know, I had nine months to prepare for my first child. But as an only child myself, I was not exposed to a lot of babies, much less taught how to care for little ones. I followed my doctors advice and actually didn’t read any parenting books while I was pregnant. However, ... Read More »

If your friends… {Peer Pressure}

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My monthly post for FaithGateway.com is LIVE today focusing on peer pressure, and I wanted to share a piece of it with you here: I’m sure all of us can remember a myriad of catchphrases we overheard our parents chastise us with over and over again as we were growing up, but perhaps none more than “If your friends jumped ... Read More »

Your Most Memorable Family Vacation Ever {3 Tips}

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I can hardly believe this is the last week of school already! You know me, I never think about things until they smack me in the face (as you may have already seen in Today’s Daily Dash Video…), so summer vacation is no different. In fact, even if you haven’t already planned anything for your summer – have no fear ... Read More »

The Daily Dash: April 17, 2014 feat. FamilyLife Resurrection Eggs

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On today’s episode of The Daily Dash, I featured the 20th Anniversary Edition of FamilyLife’s Resurrection Eggs: While I’ve known about Resurrection Eggs for years, I’ve never incorporated them into our family’s Easter routine until now! While I wish I would have started earlier in the days leading up to Good Friday, our travel plans simply didn’t allow it this ... Read More »

What Goes Unnoticed…

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I’ll be the first to admit; I’m not a stellar homemaker. But I should get an A for effort. Perhaps if I spent as much time cleaning as I do inventing ways to clean (not to mention spreadsheets & systems for keeping track of cleaning), my home would be better off. But alas, such is not the case. Yet something ... Read More »

Family Life Marriage Cruise Day 3 Video Journal

Family Life Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise Day 3 Video Journal

We’re back with our Family Life Marriage Cruise Day 3 video journal!   In case you missed it, you’ll want to watch our Family Life Marriage Cruise Day 1 & Day 2 video journals here first. The 2014 Family Life “Love Like You Mean It” Marriage Cruise took place February 10-14, 2014. I had the privilege of being the official blogger ... Read More »

Family Life Marriage Cruise Day 2 Video Journal

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It’s time for our Family Life Marriage Cruise Day 2 video journal!   In case you missed it, you’ll want to watch our Family Life Marriage Cruise Day 1 video journal here first. The 2014 Family Life “Love Like You Mean It” Marriage Cruise took place February 10-14, 2014. I had the privilege of being the official blogger for this year’s ... Read More »