2017 Advent Reading Calendar

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This FREE Advent Calendar that you can print at home will help you plan ahead for your Bible reading this Holiday Season! There is so much commercial in Christmas!  It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season and forget the real reason we are celebrating Christmas.  Advent is such a special time for believers, I love Advent,  there is something comforting about … [Read more...]

6 Simple Ways to Make Lasting Memories with Your Children

  As moms, we want to create special memories with our kids!  In our minds we have visions of our children thinking back on their childhood with memories of making great things in the kitchen, working on fancy crafts, and having a great adventure in travels.  We are bombarded with Pinterest-worthy ideas, blog posts, and magazines and we can sometimes think if we are not super creative or … [Read more...]

Saving Money for Your Family with Groupon

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This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are 100 percent mine! Do you use coupons to help your family save money?  Have you tried Groupon? Summer is the perfect time to do fun things as a family and a great time to entertain.  You are not limited by cold nasty weather and you can do fun things inside or outside this time of year.  No matter what projects or fun activities are important to … [Read more...]

Practical Tips on Teaching Your Children About Money

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  We all want our children to learn wisdom when it comes to money.  We want them to see the value in saving and giving and to be able to enjoy their purchases with pride because they saved for something great.  I know sometimes if we have struggled with our own money issues we often feel like we can't teach our children about money.  Maybe we feel inadequate or we feel like we have made so … [Read more...]

Why It is Important to say You’re Sorry to Your Strong Willed Child

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  Many times we make mistakes with our strong-willed child.  Sometimes BIG mistakes.  They have a way of pushing every button we have!  They make us feel like failures as parents and often if a bad temper is a struggle for us, it will be the child we use it with the most. I encourage you today to repent to that child if there is anything you have done to hurt the relationship.  The … [Read more...]

10 At Home Fun Frugal Family Nights

10 At Home Frugal Family Nights

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info Life is busy!  It is so easy to get caught up in a schedule that separates you often as a family!  You even have to be careful with kids activities and sports schedules because although you are often there at their practices and ballgames you don’t get much time for conversation and time to build relationships! This … [Read more...]

Why Every Strong Willed Child is a Gift from God

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. On your worst days with your strong willed child remember this: God made your strong willed child and HE gave them this will for a reason!  HE will use it for HIS glory if we can train and nurture this child up. RELATED TOPICS Simple Ways to Connect with Your Strong-Willed Child Why Saying Yes to Your … [Read more...]

Why Saying Yes to Your Strong Willed Child Can Strengthen Your Relationship

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No parent looks forward to arguing with their children! When you parenting a strong willed child to the mix the disagreements can increase by tenfold. Arguments can be some of the most difficult things to deal with a strong willed one, and if you are a strong-willed parent, look out, before you know it, it can be war! We as parents have to say no a lot! If we allow our children to do … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Connect with Your Strong Willed Child

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Most of us have been blessed with at least ONE strong willed child along the way.  Strong willed children have a way of making us feel like we are going to go crazy.  They also have a way of keeping us on our knees in prayer and have us working extra hard to connect with them. Many times I will hear parents say, “I just can't get along with this particular child"  or "we butt heads"    … [Read more...]

7 Things to Have in the Home that Encourage Learning

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  This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. In my household, I have an artist, a musician, and a builder (think LEGO sets and plenty of them). When I walk in my living room and see artwork and pencils and LEGO sets everywhere I just smile and am proud this is a home where learning takes place. Trust me, I have come a long way here!  I … [Read more...]