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If I Were 25 Again….

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My first child was born just a few weeks after I turned 25. He is quickly approaching 14. I now have to reach UP to hug him. He has the beginnings of a moustache. And when I’m in another room and hear his voice, I think it’s my husband or my brother talking. Yes, the […]

Freezer Cooking as a Ministry (A Guest Post)

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The following is a guest post from Jackie As a mom of two grade-school children, a three year-old and an infant, I’ve often asked, “Lord, how can I be a missionary with small children and babies at home?” The answer was a “Cook and Play.” I invited three women to my home and we put […]

No More Scrunchies!

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Springtime is here — and it’s cause for celebration! The weather is warming up, the sun shines a little longer each day, and the days just say, “Come out and play.” It’s time to put your hair up and get out and about. I was stunned when my friend Jen said that scrunchies were “out.” […]

5 Ways to Have a Great Date Night

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D Sharon Pruitt Date Night is a term thrown around a lot in pre-marital counseling and marriage seminars. In some circles it’s touted as the cure-all for all your relationship woes. Unfortunately, we’ve known couples who always had a regular “date night” and still ended up in divorce court. Cure-all it is not. However, date […]

You are Irreplaceable

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You’ve probably heard it before. I know I’m not the originator of the idea. And though we’ve both already heard it, we both need to hear it again. I know I do. You are irreplaceable. I am irreplaceable. In the lives of our children. Someone else can cook. Someone else can clean. Someone else can […]

Simplify Your Family Life – Ebook Package Sale

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Corey from Simple Marriage and Mandi from Life…Your Way have brought together some of the top authors in the family life space with 30 ebooks covering a variety of topics related to family life. When purchased separately, these ebooks are worth $450, but for four days only, you can purchase the entire collection for just $47! […]

How to Get Ready in 30 Minutes a Day

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Ever find that mornings are harried? Wonder how to get yourself put together in the mornings without spending hours primping and curling? Looking for some ways to streamline your life, besides throwing on a pair of yoga pants and pulling your hair into a ponytail? The morning rush doesn’t have to be, well, rushed. There […]

How to Stand Firm in Your Convictions

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The Girl Next Door has decided to: homeschool put her kids in public school quit her job go back to work switch to all organic foods start clipping coupons swear off Facebook, blogs and social media start her own blog dedicated to her passion hire a housecleaner fire her housecleaner and start doing the work […]