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Stop and Smell the Roses

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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. Confession time: my kids play too many video games and watch too many Youtube videos. We don’t have cable, but we have Amazon, and […]

Make a Salad Bar to Save Time

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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

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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 […]

Identify Your Stressors & Pray

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On any given day, I find that I’m anxious about something. It might be the van breaking down. Or a financial woe. Or just worries that I’m doing it all wrong with my kids. Often I don’t know exactly what has me mal a l’aise, but I know there is something in my life or […]