5 Benefits of Time Out for Mom

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A couple years back I wrote a post  about my struggle with anger. It was a very popular post and I received many emails from moms, and even some dads, who struggled with this very issue. I knew the topic resonated with many and I knew I needed to speak about my own struggle. In that post I shared several things you can do to help you win the battle against anger.  One of the tips I shared was to … [Read more...]

How to Make a Family Prayer List

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Prayer is important in all of our lives!  As Christians we want to have a healthy prayer life, I know in my own life when my prayer time suffers I suffer.  We need to be in conversation with our Lord, we need HIM in every way and so does our family!  Although everyone in the family should be encouraged to have their own prayer life, we can also have prayer lists together.  I thought I would share … [Read more...]

Ten Gifts for Your Husband this Valentine’s Day that Don’t Cost a Dime

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Valentine's Day will be here soon and it is a fun day to be intentional with your husband!  We never want our marriages to be about one day, so this post is a great one to keep in mind all year!  Sometimes our husbands can be very hard to buy a gift for, for the most part they are not usually as into chocolate and flowers as we are but there are some things they are into and they don't cost a … [Read more...]

My Favorite Marriage Posts of All Time

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There are some marriage posts over the years that have really moved me, so I thought if they blessed me maybe they would bless you!  These posts really moved me on a deep level and spoke to my heart about a subject I feel passionate about!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! How to make love into a marriage by Ann Voskamp The One Thing Your Husband Really Wants From You (and it's not … [Read more...]

6 Simple Gifts to Give this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day will be here really soon.  I love seeing how the great posts around the web for the day to celebrate love!  I found some great post that share some simple gifts or crafts to make for the one you love! 49 Valentine's Gifts in Jars by Craftaholics Anonymous®, what a great idea to put a sweet gift for your love in a jar!  I love all of these ideas and most are super … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Get Your Kids to Fall in Love with Books

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We all want our kids to love to read! We want them to love going to the library and to be a lover of learning!  I think some children are born with a book in their hands, it just seems so natural for them and they love books from the time they are young.  For others though it can be different, especially for our children who struggle learning to read.  There are things we can do in our homes to … [Read more...]

February Activities Calendar

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If you are not a subscriber yet make sure you sign up!  You will get a new activity calendar every month in your inbox!  February is the love month. it features lots of way to share love!   You won’t be able to do all of the activities but if you can just do 2-3 a week it will help you connect as a family! Again, thank you all for being faithful readers-I have some great posts in the works coming … [Read more...]

15 Amazing Winter Activities

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Winter time can be blah if we let it!  It is cold, often dreary, and sometimes the weather makes it tough to go places but there are some fun things you can do together as a family that helps liven this time up a little bit so I thought I would make a list!   I also love this list because it helps us get back to enjoy the simple things of life and gets us away from the electronics, and phones and … [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...]