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The BEST Back to School Tradition Ever!

Back to school time brings with it a lot of fun traditions – school supply shopping, new outfits, first day pictures, and many more. Last year, we started a new tradition that has quickly become a favorite because of how fun and meaningful it is! Before the new school year starts, I set aside some…

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How to Build Your Family’s Stone Memorial

I recently heard someone say as reason for their unbelief, “I believe we shouldn’t rely on something we can’t see, hear, or feel to make things better.”   That thought is so common, so wrong, and yet also understandable. It really struck a chord with me because while I’ve been on this path of seeing and…

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A Revolutionary Mindset for Family Chores

What used to be a given in the life of the family, chores are now apparently falling by the wayside, with only 28% of parents stating that they give their child(ren) chores, according to a recent study. Even in spite of the up and coming evidence that chores are beneficial to children (here, here, and…

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5 Tips for a Successful Bible Time with Kids

I have a confession. After completing the Play Through the Bible series I did a terrible job at having a consistent Bible time with my kids. We started and stopped, and started and stopped again. I had lofty goals and didn’t see them through. Most of the time I just plain didn’t know where to start. Have you found yourself…

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The Hidden Blessing of a Full Life

As I flopped into bed, exhausted, I lay there thinking of all the things a left undone. Yet another day had passed, busting at the seams. Filled with highs and lows. Responsibilities, routines, and even some excitement. I sighed, trying to figure out what I would need to prioritize tomorrow. “Life is crazy,” I thought. “Will…

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Gifts for the Whole Gang – Family Gift Guide

Affiliate links included For Christmas, I always wanted to get one big gift for my kids that was a “family gift.” Something that everyone could have fun using together. Now that baby J is here, this is the first year that we’ll actually be able to do that! Since buying a gift that spans multiple…

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Top Ten Ways to Stop Being a Grumpy Family

School has begun once again and whether your kids are hopping on the big yellow bus or sitting down for math lessons at the kitchen table, one thing is for sure – gone are the lazy days of summer. Life is about to get busy! I know for our family, when our schedules are full…

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