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Why I Think You Should Buy the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle (& Why Not)

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THE ULTIMATE HOMEMAKING BUNDLE SALE IS NOW OVER. FEEL FREE TO SIGN UP TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN THE NEW BUNDLE IS AVAILABLE NEXT SPRING. You’ve heard about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, but is it really worth it? Here are my candid thoughts. As a contributing author, I receive a portion of the sale when you buy […]

Stop and Smell the Roses

stop and smell the roses pdf

Are you ready to stop and smell the roses? Grab this printable and let’s make the most of this time with the kiddos. Kids don’t keep! As I talked about in Sunday’s newsletter, I’m often tempted to stop time, to freeze my family life just right where it is so that I don’t miss anything, […]

Wanted: The Real You

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Do you know what your family needs from you? Not perfection. Not Pinterest. They need what God’s given them: the real you.  That girl? Dressed to coordinate with Legoland colors and in her happy place, surrounded by Lego Friends sets? She’s teaching me a lot. Sure, as baby number 6 with more chronic health issues […]

Good Clean Family Fun

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Looking for some good clean family fun that won’t break the bank or make you break out in hives? Here’s a short list of fun things to do with the family. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks […]

Make a Salad Bar to Save Time

Make a salad bar to save time

Prep all the ingredients for a salad bar and your mealtime prep will come together quickly and easily. I love salads. I’m a salad girl. I could eat salad all the live long day. Except…. when I feel too lazy to prep the ingredients. Making a salad is not difficult, but laziness gets in my […]

Make 2013 a Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

Last October I made a concentrated effort to stop and smell the roses. I walked through that month with different eyes, looking for ways to slow down and savor those quickly passing moments with my kids. As the year draws to a close, as I think about people all around me, who for differing reasons, […]

Just Sit Still

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Today wraps up 31 days of stopping to smell the roses. You can read past posts here. I don’t know about you, but I’m encouraged to make sure I know what the big rocks are and to put them in first. This series has been full of teachable moments for me. I’ve been reminded that […]

Pretend

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Back in August, the FishBoys and FishPapa went to see the Spiderman movie. It had almost as big an impact as The Avengers did. I guess I should say moreso, since I have two Spideys in the family. One even sleeps in his super suit! Shortly after seeing the film, FishBoy8 asked if we could […]