The Jedi Master Guide to Showing Your Baby Love

Parenting

Your beautiful! perfect! squishy and oh-so-cute little baby has a baby love language. Do you know what your baby’s love language is? You ought to! this post contains affiliate links. i’m letting you know because it’s the right thing to do. to find out exactly what that means, click here You’re kidding, right? It’s true… […]

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Make Christmas Magical.

Helpful, Parenting

Spend much time in the car, listening to the radio during the month of December and you’ll hear Christmas music. We have heard these songs so many times, we know them by heart. “I want a hippopotamus…” “Tiny Tots with their…..” Wait! What?! TINY TOTS? Driving along and like a blow to the stomach with […]

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The sweetest missionary I know.

Family, Helpful, Parenting

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28: 19-20. The Great Commission. Most Christians know this scripture. Elayna did too. She loved the stories missionaries brought […]

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Habit Training How-To For Strait-Up Good Kids

Parenting

Our family is in the midst of our best home school year ever. I did not finally find the right curriculum, come up with the perfect schedule, join the right co-op, hire tutors. We are having a great year as a result of good habits. Habits that I have been diligently training for years. Years, […]

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How much praise is too much praise?

Parenting

Do you ever long for a pat-on-the-back? Someone to tell you you’re doing a good job? You don’t need a bunch of praise. Just to know that your efforts are appreciated and maybe even good. If you said no, you are lying. People need affirmation. Kids need affirmation. We need another human to speak the […]

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Is Intentional Parenting Really Necessary?

Parenting

Doctors go to school for years, (aren’t we glad) lawyers must know all the laws, CPA’s, teachers, scientists, all need a lot of training. They could not be successful without it. Babies, however show up after no formal training for the parent. One day you are not a parent, then a few months later, you are. We are left to

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Top 5 Practical Parenting Books. When You Just Need an Answer.

Parenting

  Finishing a good book is bittersweet. You are captivated in the midst of a great story. The story plays out in your imagination.  The characters take shape. Come to life.  And exist distinctly in your mind. Then, a few short hours later, it’s over. And if the book did it’s job, you are left […]

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Fear and Your Child. What Can You Do?

Parenting

No parent wants their baby to have fear. Christian parents teach their children about faith. We instruct them to believe in the unseen and often inexplicable. Sharing our thoughts and feelings and even our testimony is common practice. We train them with scripture and show them God’s love by giving mercy and grace (best we […]

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4 Great Gifts for A New Mom

Parenting

People make babies during the holidays! September is 40 weeks after Christmas and New Years and has the most birthdays of all the months. Hmmm… interesting! I became a brand new mom in the month of September many years ago. I reckon we all need to keep warm during the winter months. And the holidays […]

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Is Intentional Parenting Really Necessary?


Parenting

Doctors go to school for years, (aren’t we glad) lawyers must know all the laws, CPA’s, teachers, scientists, all need a lot of training. They could not be successful without it. Babies, however show up after no formal training for the parent. One day you are not a parent, then a few months later, you are. We are left to

Top 5 Practical Parenting Books. When You Just Need an Answer.


Parenting

  Finishing a good book is bittersweet. You are captivated in the midst of a great story. The story plays out in your imagination.  The characters take shape. Come to life.  And exist distinctly in your mind. Then, a few short hours later, it’s over. And if the book did it’s job, you are left […]

Modeling Honest and Forgiving Qualities.


Marriage

When was the last time you lied to your spouse? About anything? How about forgave them when they didn’t deserve it? The answer to that begs the question; are we modeling honest actions and forgiving qualities we want to see from our children? On the surface these seem like such common sense questions. Modeling honest […]

Creation Museum Review. Is it worth the time and money?


Helpful

So, you know you want to go to the Creation Museum. When it comes up in conversation with friends, you think to yourself, “ah yes, the Creation Museum, I need to get my family there!” Then as quickly as the thought entered your mind, it is gone. “post contains affiliate links” Dismissing a trip to […]

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing


Recipes

Cinnamon cream cheese icing is the perfect topper for fall treats. Carrot cake, chocolate cupcakes and strawberry cupcakes can all be topped to perfection with cinnamon cream cheese icing. These pumpkin muffins are particularly yummy with this icing. Simply changing a flavor or two allows cream cheese to be completely customized. Cream cheese is such […]

Simple and Delicious Pumpkin Cupcakes


Recipes

Fall is almost here and pumpkin is in everyone’s thoughts. The time for indulging in all things pumpkin is upon us. The smell of Cinnamon fills the air at the supermarket. I love pumpkin. As a result of my love for pumpkin, I will not wait until November to eat pumpkin. I love it. Therefore, […]

Cleaning and Meal Planning. Made Easy.


Tools and Tips

Your house needs cleaning, your spouse needs attention and your kids need training. And everyone needs to eat. Your schedule consists of sporting activities, music lessons, volunteer commitments and much more. Since responsibilities can pile up, using lists as visual tools is a life saver. I simply can not keep everything organized in my head […]

Simple DIY TV Stand For The NON-DIYer!


DIY

Furniture is expensive. Make your own DIY TV Stand instead of spending money. Kids can be destructive. So why spend money on nice stuff knowing it will get scratched, dinged or broken? This is the reason I give for why I won’t spend our hard-earned cash on furniture. It’s more likely that I’m just cheap, […]