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Spring Break Screen-Free Activities for Kids

When does spring break start for your family?  For us…it’s now! Chances are, you’ll want a few spring break screen-free activities in mind for your kids.  Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing: Walk somewhere.  Is there a park within walking distance?  Then walk…don’t drive.  Bikes, […]

 

What To Do with Bad Mornings

I know you’ve had a bad morning like this. The makings of our hectic morning were sown the night before.  I had to wake Noelle up early to finish a big homework project about the Revolutionary War.  She didn’t have time to do it the night before because we made her […]

 

How Frugal Are You?

How frugal are you? As 2017 gets underway, it’s a good time to think about where you can save a dollar here and there. James and I are both frugal which makes our lives easier (and sometimes funnier).  In California where we live, there’s a new law that grocery stores […]

 

The Essential Family Habit for 2017

When the calendar turns to reveal a brand new year, it’s a grand time to create better habits for you and your family. If you’re overwhelmed and wondering where to begin, may I suggest the essential family habit for 2017:  having meals together as a family on a regular basis.  […]

 

Why Bother Setting Goals in 2017?

It’s time to think about those New Year Resolutions and goal setting… I have sat in the same room with some truly inspirational people like Neil Armstrong, Zig Ziglar, Andy Andrews, and Jim Lovell to name a few.  Of course I use the word room rather liberally, since there were […]

 

Merry Christmas Friends!

From my home to yours…merry Christmas! In our neighborhood, there is a house lit up like a fancy department store.  There’s a huge Santa, Grinch, and Elf on the roof.  There’s a snowman on the lawn.  And a sleigh and reindeer. Across the street, there’s a manger scene.  It’s not […]

 

Music Giveaway: Doorpost Songs for Family Worship

***This giveaway is closed.  The winner is Joyce Boggs Sterling!  Congrats!  (Joyce, please send me your e address to arlene@arlenepellicane.com) *** Ready for some new music that you can feel good about sharing with your kids? I am so excited to introduce you to worship artists Jess and Dave Ray.  They […]