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Zone Defense: Organizing the Living Spaces

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Oh, I am SUCH a slacker. Not only have some of our main living/storage areas gotten really, really bad, but I also failed to post this Zone Defense assignment earlier in the month. Just like the junk that I don’t feel like I have time to put away, this post languished in drafts.

You know this program is all about the blind leading the blind, right?

Everyone who thinks that she’s a horrid housekeeper will get a reality check today. You are not alone! We do a fairly decent job of pick-up several times a day, but my kids (and I) are pretty good at stashing things so that on the outside things LOOK neat and tidy, but inside lurks a mess.

If you’re just tuning in, this is my monthly Zone Defense assignment. I am not one of those spic-and-span housekeepers. There are just not enough hours in the day. While we clean on a daily basis, clutter piles up. It multiplies like fruit flies on a hot summer day.

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Helping Kids Help Each Other

Helping Kids Help Each Other

I think there are times that I should cheer Carter on. Yelling for him to run FASTER and encouraging him to reach his full, running potential. He has a gift, and he should use it!

And I love when I get one-on-one time with Addison where I can step slowly alongside her, relishing the extra time to notice little details along our walk. She shouldn’t be rushed to match Carter’s slow speed all the times.

But then there are times that we should all meet somewhere in the middle and walk as a family- creating a speed of family unity- where we’re all watching out for each other.

The world doesn’t need faster runners of more brilliantly gifted people. The world needs more hand holders, encouragers, teachers. I hope to model this for my children- one walk at a time.

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9 Things to Do with Your Kids Just for Fun

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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.Enjoy time and experiences with your kids for no good reason. Just […]

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Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda: It

Tomorrow we celebrate the glory of Jesus’ resurrection, his triumph over sin and death. Not only are we freed to live a life worthy of the hope and calling of God, but we know that death cannot hurt us once this life is over. We can live eternally with Him. That’s big. I am humbled […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. It’s been a crazy week. I started out strong, tracking time and trying to be efficient. But, I kinda petered out midweek. Thus, the paucity of posts on the tail end. Here’s the recap of my week, accented by my instagram updates, in all it’s momlike […]

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What to Do When You Don’t Like the Curriculum

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Not crazy about the curricula at your child’s school? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh has some great ideas about what you can do when that is the case. One of the things that goes along with choosing a public education is being at the mercy of the curriculum they choose. Are there ways to […]

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Juices for Kids: Why?

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Homemade juices can be a delicious addition to your family’s diet and a great way to expose your kids to new flavors. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase […]

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Mostly Meatless: A Free Printable Freezer Cooking Plan

Mostly Meatless: A Free Printable Freezer Cooking Plan - easy recipes to fill the freezer with

Last week’s Dinners for $70 or Less turned out to be a very freezer-friendly plan. You could easily buy twice as much ingredients, make double batches almost every night, and end up with a week’s worth of meals without too much extra work. We decided to reduce your work load even more by adapting that […]

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