A Different Kind of Easter Egg Hunt

Ready to switch up your Easter Egg Hunt? Instead of filling the eggs with candy, fill them with tokens that the kids can redeem for prizes. The kids love it, and you’ll love less sugar for the kids!

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Easter egg hunts can be loads of fun. I have some great memories of Easter Egg hunts! Who would collect the most? Who could find the trickiest-hidden eggs? How much candy would you find?

As a mom I watching my kids’ excitement in experiencing the challenge of the hunt and other Easter activities, like our Empty Tomb Cake, but I don’t love all the candy and sugar that we consume over the Easter holiday.

Don’t get me wrong. I love Easter candy.

But, more often that not, we’ve just got too much.

A few years ago, I decided to switch the focus of our Easter egg hunt from candy to other fun treats. 

I was inspired by my mom’s practice of, once we were grown, hiding plastic Easter eggs filled with money when she came to visit.


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How to Prepare for a Recession or Other Tough Economic Times

Can you weather tough economic times? Wondering how to prepare for a recession? Follow these strategies to set up your finances and your family for success.

lego box holding money

Remember 2009 when folks were losing their jobs, their homes, their retirement? It was a pretty scary time and it took awhile for a lot of people to bounce back.

Here we are ten years later, and there’s talk of it all happening again.

Here’s the thing: Recession is inevitable. The experts all say it’s not a matter of if, but when. Economic downturns are cyclical, and honestly, nothing to be afraid of.

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At Home Date Night Tips to Help You Reconnect

An At Home Date Night is a great opportunity to connect with your partner and enjoy some focused time. Pulling it off with kids afoot can be tricky. Check out these tips to help you reclaim the romance. Pictured: Mustard Grilled Chicken, Seasoned Rice Pilaf, and Garlic Green Beans Date Night. Those words have quite […]

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Truths About Family Travel that Will Help You Enjoy the Journey More

Family travel, like life in general, is a winding, twisting road. You don’t know where it’s going to take you or what you’ll learn along the way. Here are five things to remember so that you can enjoy the journey more. Travel is something that my husband and I cherish. Even before we were married, […]

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Why I’m Not Setting Goals This Year

Turn things upside down this year. Don’t set goals. Instead create systems that will help you have a better life! Usually I’m all about setting goals at the new year. In fact, I relish the time to sit down with my planner and emblazon my goals in ink on the pages. However, a lot of […]

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The Ultimate Planner Pack

We are on the edge of a new decade, so let’s get ready for it! Do you wish that you were better at time management? Or that you had working systems for getting things done? …That you were on time and on budget more often than not? I hear you! As a work-at-home, homeschooling mom […]

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Take a Personal Inventory

Taking a personal inventory now can help you identify where and how you want to grow tomorrow. It’s a great tool for self-assessment and personal growth. Here we are, nearing the end of the year. Time to wind down and get a little introspective. Yes, I know there’s still stuff to do for the holidays, […]

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To Do or Not To Do

Sometimes being clear on what not to do can be as helpful as knowing what tasks you need to complete. Free some space in your calendar with a Not to Do List. Time is an interesting beast. There’s nothing else in the world that plays so fair as time. We all get the same amount […]

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