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Recently, in a book that I can’t find now in order to quote it, I read the recommendation that we as moms should make sure that we make our gift wishes known. It said we need to make it clear to our husbands and children how they “can love us best” by giving us the […]

Gifts for $10 or Less (Frugal Friday)

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Our Christmas gift buying has always been on a budget of some kind. With six kids and a large extended family, we could easily got hog wild if we didn’t pay attention to what we were buying. And often, we’ve set a $10 limit for friends and family. You’d be amazed at what you can […]

Get Wrapping with Free Printable Gift Tags

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a little stash of Christmas presents growing in my closet. And if I want to sleep at all on Christmas Eve, then I need to get wrapping. I am notorious for leaving it to the last minute, when really, there is no excuse. If you shop ahead, […]

5 Educational Gift Ideas for Children

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Gift giving is a tricky thing. We want to bless our kids and buy them gifts they like, but we want to encourage healthy pursuits as well. Sometimes those two don’t always agree. But, I’m convinced that a good gift is good for the recipient, challenges the mind, and encourages the child. Gifts that Teach […]

Create Flip Books with Kodak Gallery

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Remember this crazy trip? What a fun memory our family made together back in September. FishPapa doesn’t know it, but I’ve got this cool flip book waiting to go in his stocking at Christmas. I prepared it on the Kodak Gallery, such an easy place to make photo gifts. Wow! It took me awhile to […]

Offering Holiday Support to Unemployed Loved Ones

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Photo Source – The following is a guest post from Robbie – Two years ago was the worst Christmas of my life. There are few things more humbling than the realization that your kids likely wouldn’t have much, if anything, under the tree from you. Or that the traditions of holidays past went the way […]

Gifts of Food (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

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The holiday season is fast approaching. Thanksgiving in three weeks away. Invitations to family get-togethers, church potlucks, office parties, and the like will start trickling in if they haven’t already. And it’s always fun to have a little something to bring to the hostess or to share with friends and coworkers. And after the Holy […]

Family Novels You Don’t Mind Reading Over & Over & Over

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Photo Source Seems we are constantly running out of books to read at our house. Despite the fact that we regularly have 100+ resources checked out from the library at any one time. Yes, yes, we do. So I’m thankful for those novels that are so good you don’t mind reading again — and again. […]