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...]

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...]

12 Marriage Devotionals to Strengthen Your Marriage

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A devotional to do together as a couple  can be a wonderful way to grow your marriage and your relationship with the Lord!  I have put together a list of great devotional books for couples that can strengthen your marriage, these are the best of the best and have some amazing authors! *affiliate links included The Love Dare Day by Day Devotional Book for Couples   Alex Kendrick Night … [Read more...]

How to Help Your Kids Love History

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I love history!  Truly to me there is no more beautiful subject to study!  It is unfortunate to me that history gets a rap for being boring, I think it is anything but!  I think the reason history often gets the reputation of being dull and dry is many children learn just using text books and they are not usually the best resource for adding excitement to a subject!  There are ways to bring … [Read more...]

Top 20 Summer Books for Your Kids

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We love books around here!!  I have quite a library and many of my children’s books I am keeping for grandchildren!  You have to think ahead, right?   A fun way to get reading in for everyone is to put a list together for each season.  It is like setting reading goals and giving yourself the whole season to read them in!  Start small, even if it is just one or two books a season it is a start! … [Read more...]

5 Amazing Gifts for the High School Graduate

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It is that time of year again when the high school seniors in our lives become graduates!  Teenagers are not always the easiest to shop for but there are some things that I think would make wonderful gifts for our graduates that they can use in their years at college or whatever adventure that awaits them!  My oldest child (son) will be a graduate next year so it is nice for me to be brainstorming … [Read more...]

Family Devotional Bible

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I love the Word of God!  I am always amazed when I hear people say reading the Bible is boring to them and to be honest I question if they have ever picked it up!  I find the stories fascinating and exciting and there are literally some books of the Bible I can't put down once I start reading!  If you love history it is a treasure load! *affiliate links included It is so important to me that I … [Read more...]

10 Things I Want My Daughter to Look for in a Husband

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Talking to our teens about certain issues can sometimes be hard and awkward but it is extremely important that we do it!  We live in a time where the culture will sell our kids a lot of things that are not healthy for them and we want them to take their cues from us, not the world!Talking to our kids about their future spouse's can be one of those tough talks!  However we want them to know how … [Read more...]

Who Else Wants to Raise Grateful Kids in an Entitled World?

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There are so many things in our generation that are easier then in our grandparents day.  We have electronics,  microwave ovens and washing machines that we just turn on that washes our clothes.  However, I think in a lot of ways parenting is tougher.  It is especially tough if you want to raise children who love the Lord more than themselves and don't want them to be sucked into the culture that … [Read more...]

The Plans I Have For You Devotional and Journal

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I love spiritual resources for my children! When you get good ones they are a wonderful way to teach them about God and HIS goodness!  They don't replace the Bible and they shouldn't but they can be a wonderful supplement to God's Word and can really help bring things to their level! This devotional and journal are part of a new brand in the Zondervan family that explores how God may use our … [Read more...]