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Family Life Survival Tips

White Elephant Survival Tip

December 23, 2019

Instead of buying everyone in Your extended family Christmas gifts, have each family member bring something random from their house they don’t want or have never used. Then, do a white elephant gift exchange together with all the gifts. You never know what treasure you might come home with. Our family has done this for several years and it is so much fun! Every year we laughed so hard while we exchanged these gifts. It was also a relief not…

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Perfectly Wrapped Survival Tip

December 16, 2019

Save boxes that you would normally throw away or recycle to wrap presents for a perfect shape every time. Wrapping presents that are odd shapes or soft can be challenging. Grandma helped me wrap presents last year and they all looked beautiful! “How?” you ask. As my children opened their gifts there were a variety of food boxes laying on the floor. She used graham cracker boxes, cereal boxes, and cracker boxes to make each present look beautifully wrapped. Happy…

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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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Christmas Pacifier Survival Tip

December 9, 2019

Time to get rid of the pacifiers? Try this pacifier hack! This Christmas put all of your child’s pacifiers into the Christmas stocking on Christmas Eve. Tell him Santa is going to take them all and leave a nice present for a big kid instead! Talk about it every day to get the child excited and used to the idea by Christmas Eve. I have always been scared when the time comes to take the pacifiers, but it has never…

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Christmas Tree Survival Tip

December 2, 2019

If your toddler is like mine then your Christmas tree is put to the test. That tree will be lucky to still be standing by the time Christmas rolls around, and those special ornaments are staying right in the box so they don’t end up smashed. So far this year my kids have attempted to climb the tree, crawl behind the tree, and have declared the tree Spiderman’s arch enemy. My poor tree… This year, rather than battle with your…

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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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Song of the Week

“This is Christmas” by Kutless

November 29, 2019

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family and friends! It’s Friday and that means its time to give you the Song of the Week to rock your weekend! So here is “This is Christmas” by Kutless. The perfect song to start off the Christmas season and remind us to keep our focus on Christ this Christmas. We had a great conversation in our van the other day when this song came on. My kids were singing along…

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Black Friday Free Gift!

November 29, 2019

Take a minute away from the hustle and bustle and print off these free signs to decorate your home. Click on the image, download, and then print! It’s that easy. Stick them in frames and you have fun signs to enjoy this holiday season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Let it snow! If you didn’t see we created a free Christmas playlist on Spotify! Also, Nicole shared with us her favorite Christmas traditions here. We hope you…

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