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iPhone Apps that Can Help You

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.The right iPhone apps can help you make light of every day […]

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Summer Fun: Say Yes

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Say “yes” to your child’s request to play today. You’ll both have fun and redeem the days of summer. Summer is here. There are plenty of things to do on Pinterest. There are plenty of things to do in this book. There are plenty of things to do in the archives.  And, I do think […]

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Get Reading with the Imagination Station (Giveaway CLOSED)

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This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Congrats to the winner: dawn_S_R@ As a bookworm, it has been so thrilling for me to watch my kids learn to read and become engrossed in books. FishBoy9 caught on […]

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Getting Your Kitchen Ready for Vacation (Eat Well, Spend Less)

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Get your kitchen ready for vacation by dealing with the food you might be leaving behind. You’ll waste less and save money, too. With “summer recess” in full gear, it’s time to think of vacations. Whether you’re having a staycation or a full-blown trip to some distant locale, vacations can be pricey, especially when it […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #13: The Staycation Plan

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Looking for an easy week of meals? This kid-friendly, very DIY menu plan will help you pull it off. Summer vacation is in gear for many of us. That means that while we might not necessarily be “on vacation”, we are, indeed, in a different  mode of operation than we normally are. Routines are adjusted, […]

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Because I Don’t Need It

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Last week I shared one of the things that has really encouraged me over the last few weeks. God is not surprised by the challenges and hard stuff that come our way. Rather, He knows that they are coming, and He has prepared us for them. I was reminded of a different wrinkle recently when […]

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The Week in Review

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What a week! It disappeared in a flash, probably because there was so much going on: time spent with both new and old friends, two birthdays, two days at the beach, an afternoon at SeaWorld, dermatology and chiropractic appointments, cookbook edits, and regular life stuff. Which let’s face it, regular life stuff is big all […]

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Eat Leftovers to Save Money and Waste Less (Frugal Friday)

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This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. When I read The Kitchen Counter Cooking School last year I was stunned to learn that we Americans waste about 40 percent of the food that is actually produced for […]

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