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Richard Scarry's Busytown: Eye Found It Board Game Review

Richard Scarry’s Busytown: Eye Found It! Board Game Review

We are always looking for new board games. Our children love them.  We love them. It is a quick way to invest in a little family time at home without having to pay big bucks. Of course there are a few classics that we enjoy like Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders, but I want to […]

Our Favorite Indoor and Outdoor Family Games and a Giveaway

Our Favorite Family Games and a Giveaway! {Ends 8/31/15}

We love playing games with our children. It makes for a fun family night AWAY from the television. Games help you to interact with your children. They provide learning opportunities as well as memories that will last a lifetime.  I highly recommend setting aside a regular family game night with your children, if not weekly, […]

The Well Planned Day Planner Review and Giveaway (Ends 8/23/15)

The Well Planned Day Planner Review and Giveaway {Ends 8/23/2015}

The Want-to-Be Organized, Unorganized Mom I am that mom that rebels against anything labeled for organization.  Is this healthy? No, probably not, but the truth of the matter remains the same, I am a major procrastinator and in the past planners just have not worked for me.  I can have all the right intentions but I […]

Are you the woman you thought you would be? Are you looking for your "True North" in the midst of marriage, babies, and the trials of life? Look to Jesus.

When You Are Not the Woman You Thought You Would Be

There’s just something about playing dress up and make believe that captures the hearts of young girls. From wearing a princess dress to gently mothering a plastic baby doll, girls can’t wait to play the grown up version of themselves. As a young girl with stars in her eyes, I would envision “grown-up me” always smiling, […]

5 Ways a Friend Can Support a Grieving Mother

5 Ways a Friend Can Support a Grieving Mother

I lost my daughter almost 7 years ago. I was 18 weeks pregnant and it all happened so fast, that I was left completely empty and with my husband’s job, I felt alone a lot of the time, too. Over the years, it seems that about once a month or so, I get an email, […]

FREE in JULY Get the Homemaker's Companion Financial Planning Edition and Get Organized, Pay Off Debt, and Save Money!

FREE in July Homemaker’s Companion Financial Planning Edition

Have you heard of The Homemaker’s Companion? It is a full planning system for the home …. you could call it a homemaking notebook on steroids. I am offering our Financial Planning Edition for FREE during the month of July to all my new and veteran subscribers. This was one of our most popular installments […]

10 Tips for you on How our Family of 7 Eats out For Less than $30!

How We Eat Out for Less than $30 for a Family of 7

Do you like to eat out? I REALLY do! We just don’t do it very often because it is not nearly as healthy as cooking at home, and it is definitely NOT a frugal option for feeding a large family. Why do I like it so much then? Because in some ways eating out makes […]

To the Woman Who Is Waiting on God

To the Woman Waiting on God

To the woman who is waiting on God, There you are, in the waiting room of life; a place you’d never thought you’d be.  As a child with grand hopes and dreams, you never imagined yourself here, waiting on God and longing for Him to move. You never imagined you’d be lonely for a husband.  You […]

Everybody Judges Somebody: A Look at Cultural Trends through a Biblical Lens

Everybody Judges Somebody

FREE to Be ME! Have you noticed a trend in society that is building? Its banner is “Do whatever, be whatever, and love whoever makes you happy!” If anyone disagrees or has a classical moral compass they are immediately labeled “judgmental”, “ignorant”, even a “bigot.” Let’s get this straight right out of the gate … […]

5 Things I Could Be Doing Instead of Surfing Facebook

5 Things I Could Be Doing Instead of Surfing Facebook

The Social Media Black Hole Does your time seem to find a black hole during the day? The black hole that seems to eat up many a mom’s schedule is social media. I found myself confessing to a few friends the other day just exactly how far social media invades my thoughts. It was embarrassing but it […]

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