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Fun Things to Do at Christmas Time

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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.This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through […]

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Giving Thanks Past Thanksgiving

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The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: This fall my husband coached our son’s hockey team. He did this last season as well. Typically at the end of the season, the team mom will collect funds to give the coach a gift. I knew that FishPapa wouldn’t want me to do that. He’s a pretty understated […]

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Giving is Good & Educational

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The holidays are a great opportunity to teach kids about the importance of giving. Hear from Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh on how you can do this in a public school setting. With the holidays upon us, giving and reaching out to our community seem to take on even more weight and significance. While […]

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Easy Homemade Gift Tags

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Create easy, homemade gift tags to label presents and to add a little personal touch to the gifts you give. In the age of insta-everything, it’s sometimes nice to step back and do a little home crafting. Whether you make gifts and wrappings yourself out of economic necessity or just a love for handiwork, the […]

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Brainstorming Ways to Enjoy the Season (A Twitter Invitation)

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The following content is sponsored by The Century Council and The Motherhood. Last week’s rain and our family trip to the movie theater kind of inaugurated the Christmas season for us. I approach this time with great fear and trepidation, however. I want the month to be one of good times with my family. I don’t […]

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Fruit of the Spirit Christmas Ornaments

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Create these fun and whimsical homespun Christmas ornaments for the tree. They’re a great reminder of the fruits of the Spirit. Please note: I am not a crafter. I am not a seamstress. I am most definitely not an artist. Rarely do the visions in my head actually turn out the way I, well, envision […]

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An (Unusual) Book Gift Guide for Kids

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This fall reading finally “clicked” for my fifth child. As a homeschool mom, this feels like a huge relief. The experiment is working! Reaching the stage of reading independently is a huge milestone for every child, every person. Literacy is the key to understanding so much about our world. While we have our fair share […]

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Christmas Planning Resources

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