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Christmas, Day 4: Date Night

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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.Merry Christmas! Today’s the 4th day of Christmas! And I’ve got a […]

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Christmas, Day 3: An Avengers Movie Night Kit

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Merry Christmas! Today’s the 3rd day of Christmas! And I’ve got a fun giveaway for you. This post does include affiliate links. If you don’t win, you can always go buy one for yourself or for a friend. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: RBEBHB@ As you should know by now, I’m […]

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Keep Good Going

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The following content is sponsored by New York Life Insurance: Families are complex. You can start from the same gene pool, grow up in the same household, and end up in different spots later in life. My two sisters and I started life together in a small little house on Alaminos Drive. Our mom dressed […]

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Christmas, Day 2: A Freezer Cooking Fun Bundle

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Merry Christmas! Today’s the 2nd day of Christmas! And I’ve got a fun giveaway for you. This post does include affiliate links. If you don’t win, you can always go buy one for yourself or for a friend. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: Leslie.moe@ As you should know by now, our […]

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Christmas, Day 1: Win a Mom’s Time-Out Kit

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Merry Christmas! Today’s the first day of Christmas! And I’ve got a fun giveaway for you. This post does include affiliate links. If you don’t win, you can always go buy one for yourself or for a friend. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: hmhurst@ We are celebrating the day that God […]

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Joyful, Joyful!

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Some seasons you feel far from God; other times you feel like He’s right there with you. That’s the life in this world. We are prone to wander, be distracted, and rely on our own efforts instead of His. Yet, God in His infinite wisdom knew that we needed something more than ourselves and our […]

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Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Take a Union 15

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The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. My first job was in a grocery store. I had to join the union in order to be able to report for work on […]

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Treats for the Sweet

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The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Oslo Kringle, from my Norwegian childhood I have waffled back and forth between shaping up my eating habits/increasing my gym activity/counting calories and the lovely alternative of just eating happily of the once-a-year treats that characterize Christmas. I decided to go for the latter, at least during my […]

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