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Screen Free Easter Weekend

Would a screen-free Easter weekend be a big sacrifice for you and your family? Recently in my Moms in Prayer group, one of the moms d that her kids had given up screen time for Lent. Wow, I was impressed by that! The kids came up with it themselves; it […]

 

Making Easter Memorable for Your Kids

These photos were just taken four years ago…and what a difference just a few years make! My son Ethan is in junior high now, and would be likely to be inside the bunny costume than to be caught in a photo with the bunny. You know that time flies […]

 

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 […]