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...]

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Family this Summer

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We love summer!  It is just such a fun season to enjoy as a family!  There are picnics, swimming, vacations, and just sitting on the porch eating ice cream.  Days seem to last longer (although they really don’t) and you just feel more relaxed as a family without the hustle and bustle.  The summer heat can be tough on our family and there are things we can do to keep our family healthy during the … [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...]

20 Words of Wisdom for my Daughter

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If I could go back in time and warn that young girl (aka, me) what would I tell her? We all have regrets and things we would do differently and now that I'm in my early 40's I understand more and more about what is important and what isn't.  I also have learned to be happy in the skin I'm in and what true friendship is!  The biggest thing I have learned is I will never be able to make everyone … [Read more...]

5 Things You Can Do to Savor Time with Your Children!

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Time is flying!  As a mom of three teenagers now I can tell you, your parenting journey really does go way too fast. I keep asking myself, “How do I stop time”, Is it really summer already?  Is it true my little baby boy is turning 18 this year and will leave our home for college next spring?  Say it isn’t so! It is so funny, when you are a mom in your early 20’s and you have these … [Read more...]

50 Ways to Celebrate Summer (Free Printable)

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There are so many wonderful things you can do in the summer! I have put together a summer bucket list you can do together as a family! *affiliate links included 1.  Have pool party 2.  Go to a Drive In Movie 3. Catch lightening Bugs together, then set them free! 4. Take a nap or read a book in the hammock 5. Blow Bubbles as a family 6. Go for a family night of putt putt … [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...]

10 Ways to Fire Up Your Kids to do Chores

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It is not easy to get our children to do chores, especially with a good attitude.  However, chores are important, not only for character growth but for teaching them about how to become responsible adults! Here are 10 ways to fire up your kids to do chores! 1.  Make Them – I know this should just be a given but really, so many parents don’t.  They either get worn down with the complaining or … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Children’s Books

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We love books around here!  I can't think of anything better to have than a collection of children's books!  I know many families especially new mom and dads want to start a library for their kids but they know it can get expensive!  I do believe books are one of the few things that are truly worth an investment but there are ways to save money on them for sure!  *affiliate links … [Read more...]