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Are You Busy?

January 1, 2015 by  |  2 Comments

Are You Busy?

As I was planning this post, I looked over loads of quotes and statistics and resources I have gathered over the past couple years to prove my theory that we are “busy” people living in a “busy” society.  Then I thought, “Everyone already knows that.”  I don’t need to tell you how over scheduled, frantic […]

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Setting High Standards For Our Kids

December 31, 2014 by  |  2 Comments

Setting High Standards For Our Kids

My husband takes my daughter to the ice rink for figure skating practice at 6 am and I am there to pick her up when she gets off the ice at 8:30 am. Figure skating is her love. We never have to push her to go to the rink. She wants to go. She loves […]

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My Meal Planning Strategy

January 29, 2014 by  |  No Comments

My Meal Planning Strategy

Does the question “What’s for dinner?” stress you out each day? Come up with a meal planning strategy and take the stress away! Grocery shopping used to be the worst part of my week.  It would take me an hour and a half criss-crossing the store trying to decide what sounded good to eat for […]

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Is Your Online Time Wasted Time?

January 27, 2014 by  |  No Comments

Is Your Online Time Wasted Time?

  My morning routine is the same each morning. Get up, shower, hair, make-up, get dressed, throw in a load of laundry, brew coffee, make breakfast, grab my coffee cup and sit in front of my laptop for the next hour until the kids wake up. Yep. An hour at the laptop. At least. Over […]

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The November Christmas To-Do List

November 4, 2013 by  |  No Comments

The November Christmas To-Do List

Yikes! It’s November and you know what that means. By the end of the month, we will be knee deep in Christmas cheer – I hope. Today, I made my November Christmas To-Do List so Christmas won’t catch me off guard. Planning now will make sure the Christmas season is full of cheer and not […]

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5 Overcoming Busy Tips For Mom

October 4, 2013 by  |  No Comments

5 Overcoming Busy Tips For Mom

Mom’s are busy. It’s just part of the deal. We probably can’t totally remove busy from our lives a midst housework, work, kids activities and other commitments. But, we can use some strategies to keep busy to a minimum. Have a good morning routine. The beginning of your say can make all the difference. Create […]

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Make A Resurrection Garden

March 4, 2013 by  |  2 Comments

Make A Resurrection Garden

We’ve been feeling crafty around here lately. (See the Tin Can Map Craft  and the DIY Shaded Glass Lantern) Since we are in the crafting groove and Easter is just a few weeks away, we are breaking out the Resurrection Garden project again. The kids had a great time doing this last year and we are all looking […]

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DIY Shaded Glass Lantern

February 27, 2013 by  |  2 Comments

DIY Shaded Glass Lantern

Create your own DIY glass candleholders using dollar store glass cylinders, tissue paper and modge podge. This one was created by cutting the tissue paper with a large circle hole punch.   This candleholder was created by cutting strips of tissue paper in various colors.  To create your own DIY glass candleholder: Apply a thin […]

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Daily Homeschool Agenda Printable

February 18, 2013 by  |  10 Comments

Daily Homeschool Agenda Printable

Each Sunday night, I plan our homeschool week with the Weekly Homeschool Planner  from Jolanthe at Homeschool Creations. I have used it for 2 years and love the simplicity. It is great knowing each day what we need to accomplish. However, I have found that my kids like to know what is planned for each day, […]

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Tin Can Map Craft

February 13, 2013 by  |  1 Comment

Tin Can Map Craft

  My son and I had fun at a local art studio who opens up two afternoons a week to kids called The Art Garage. Today’s project was using tin cans to create art. My son is interested in maps right now (we are studying the states and using a lot of them). He cut […]

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Do Less To Do More

January 6, 2013 by  |  2 Comments

Do Less To Do More

The new year prompts some to make resolutions to do more – lose weight, work-out more, get organized, clean the house… Today, at church, our pastor challenged our entire congregation to do more this year, to make this a year of action. He presented the first step of our action plan this morning – Do […]

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