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Kid’s Praise Music: Freebie Friday Playlist

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day and Freebie Friday! We love giving you guys free things! Today we have two freebies for you: a kid’s praise music playlist and a Valentine’s Day I Spy game! We love music, dance parties, and lots of loud singing in my family. Honestly, our dance parties can get a little out of control… With five kids I guess that is expected, right?! I love finding music that is safe for us to jam to and can help…

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Valentine’s Day Tips for Moms

February 3, 2020

Valentine’s Day is almost here and if you need some inspiration for keeping everyone happy this year then we have you covered. Here are some great Valentine’s Day tips for moms to help you make the day special for your whole family. Make it a fun day for your kids Instead of writing the name of each person in your child’s class on their valentines, leave the name slot empty. Just write who it is from. That way you won’t…

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How to Throw a Cheap and Simple Birthday Party

January 30, 2020

This one is for all the moms that don’t find joy trying to throw a Pinterest worthy birthday party. My birthday parties are simple, inexpensive, and you know what; my kids still love them! I’m going to share with you how to throw a cheap and simple birthday party, that won’t leave you frazzled and frustrated. 1. Keep it simple Keep it simple! Don’t take on too much when throwing a birthday party. I saw a quote that I loved…

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How to Plan a Fun and Relaxing Trip for the Whole Family

January 18, 2020

Virtually every aspect of your routine changes when you have kids. Things like last-minute weekend trips and spontaneous date nights are replaced with carefully planned activities and figuring out how to keep your children healthy and happy on a daily basis. Traveling is also very different when you’re a parent, and it can be really stressful if you don’t strategize. Nonetheless, traveling with kids can be the best kind of travel if you plan ahead and make preparations. If you’re…

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Our Word and Verse for 2020

January 2, 2020

For the past two years, I have picked a new word to be my life theme in the upcoming year. Two years ago my word was Organization and last year it was Simplify. I love choosing a word to help me have a specific direction for the year. This year we chose a word to be the theme for our whole family and then we picked a verse to go along with it. I thought about what our new word…

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A New Year A New You: 2020 Bible Reading Plans and More

December 27, 2019

2020 is quickly approaching and that means looking back at 2019 and reflecting on all you went through and then looking ahead at 2020 the year to come. Maybe you are someone who does New Year’s resolutions or goals and you really want this upcoming year to be your best one yet. Perhaps you are someone who does not make any goals and just wings it living life one day at a time- that is great too! I want to…

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Things vs. Experiences and Memories

December 14, 2019

We decided this year to cut back on the amount of “things” we purchase for Christmas. There is nothing we really need. The kids have plenty of toys and clothes. So we are opting for creating memories through fun experiences instead. Toys get played with, broke, lost, and boring quick. However, the things we do as a family the kids talk about for years! The memories as a family, the excitement of doing something together, and conversations about it for…

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Top 10 Educational Gifts for Kids

December 3, 2019

Looking for educational gifts for kids? I love finding Christmas gifts for the kids that I know they will have a great time with, but they also will be learning. That is a definite mom win! Even better if they don’t even know they are learning. Here are my top educational picks for kids! Pattern Blocks and Boards: Ages: 3, 4, 5, and 6 years olds Teddy Bear Memory: Ages 2 and up This game is fun and durable. Our…

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Stocking Stuffers Under $20 for Kids

December 2, 2019

We are trying to be very careful this year what we buy for Christmas. We do not want to accumulate more useless stuff. We want our focus to be on Christ and why he came to earth as a baby. There are a few stocking stuffers under $20 that we do every year for the kids and they always look forward to it. Some of these are useful and the rest are fun treats we don’t do often. They have…

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The 10 Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddler Boys

December 1, 2019

Christmas is right around the corner and stocking stuffers for little boys can be challenging if you already have some big-time presents lined up for them. The biggest piece of advice I can give is don’t overthink it! Enjoy picking out little gifts for them, don’t stress about filling their stocking full. Plus, you can be practical with the gifts for their stockings (toothbrush and toothpaste kit) toddlers love opening things sometimes more than playing with the actual presents themselves.…

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