Treasure Hunt with Grandpa

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Our children are so blessed to have the four best grandparents in the entire world.  They are loved unconditionally and each grandparent brings a special, unique relationship to their lives.  We are so very thankful for the way our parents are investing in the lives of our children! But I'm going to brag on my father-in-law a little bit.  He is a wonderful grandpa.  There are seven gran … [ Keep reading… ]

Week 3 Link Up: 30 Days of Intentional Acts of Kindness with Your Kids

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I've been so inspired by each of you this week.  Here are just a few ideas that YOU have shared that have inspired me: Jess left a free coupon on the product in Walgreens.  Someone did this at Target today and I was on the receiving end of it!  What a fun surprise! Christy made a fun surprise for her daughter's friend.  Jennifer encouraged her children to make 'things I love about you … [ Keep reading… ]

Ultimate Box of Projects: Product Review and Giveaway

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*Sorry, this giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway!* Craft Project Ideas recently came out with a brand new 'Made by Me' Junior line, especially for children ages 4-6 years of age (which can be found at Walmart).  We had an opportunity to review their Ultimate Box of Projects...and I am convinced they need to rename it 'The Big Box of Fun' instead.  This box p … [ Keep reading… ]

Humbled

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I recently had one of my most humbling moments as a mother.  After receiving a not-so-lovely report about our almost 4-year old son’s behavior in Bible class, I encouraged him to ask God for forgiveness in his bedtime prayer.  He recanted by saying, “Yelling is a mistake too, Mommy.  You need to ask God for forgiveness for yelling at me earlier today.” Ouch.  Knife to the heart. As much as I’ … [ Keep reading… ]

DIY Birthday Shirt

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Last year I spent WAY too much money on a first birthday t-shirt from Etsy for Little Brother.  I justified this expense by telling myself that he would wear it more than just once.  I was wrong.  He wore it once. So this year, I spent all of about $5 on a number 2 shirt for his second birthday.  It was SUPER easy and took me less than 30 minutes from start to finish!  And I didn't even know wha … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: Online Behavior (and the ‘Golden Rule’)

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Let's face it...we are different online than we are in real life.  For instance, it may 'appear' that I have things under control around here.  But, then again, you haven't seen this... Yep.  That would be our home office (which looks eerily similar to how it was this time last year).  You'll be happy to know that it has since been cleaned and semi-organized.  But as you can see, I obvi … [ Keep reading… ]