Do Your Own Thing

Do your own thing

Lately, while on Facebook, I’m seeing a lot of just nastiness. While the majority of it is about politics, since when has nastiness ever changed anyone’s mind? The past few days it has been about Halloween. How old is too old? Scary costume or not? What is modest? Is it too cold? Should I hand out candy or bible tracks? Is Halloween evil or ok? My advice to all of you Mamas out there, Do Your Own Thing!Do your own thing

What we do for Halloween

For the past several years we…

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Saturday Self Care Challenge

Saturday self care challenge, week 1

Last Saturday was my 41st birthday, and as I looked in the mirror, I begin to see age. My hair was gray and looks very frazzled. It was time for a haircut and getting it colored. This time last year, I had it cut and colored.  Once I was asked if I was enjoying the treat of getting my hair cut. As if this isn’t just part of regular self-care. I was angry, how dare this person to act like taking care of myself is a treat instead of the way things should be. So my gift to myself was the beginning Saturday…

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How Quiet Time Saves Your Sanity

How quiet time saves your sanity

By the time my children are done with lunch, I’m at my whits end. I’m so tired of the constant noise, the constant questions, and the constant chatter. Did I say constant enough? I do have a 3-year-old girl and 21-month-old boy. The noise had reached such a point today that it made it hard for my teens to focus on anything. I knew it was time for Quiet Time. You see in our house How Quiet Time Saves Your Sanity.How quiet time saves your sanity

What is Quiet Time?

For some members of…

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Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results

Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results

When I posted 15 Soups You Really Should Try, I promised that I would talk about homemade bread. That day I found 3 different types of sourdough starter and began making them. I promise there are pictures so you can see, my Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results.Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results

Why Sourdough?

Sourdough bread is a favorite in our house. Not only is it great with soup, but makes amazing grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. It has a great starter so it takes less work to actually prepare the bread since…

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How to Set Up Chore Charts

How-to set up chore charts

Maybe I’m the only one, but I just can’t get it all done alone. I can’t keep up with everything all day. Now, before you think I’m lazy, I spend the majority of my day homeschooling 5 children while watching a wonder boy toddler whose favorite activity is to see how many times a day he can give me a heart attack. Sky-diving off of the furniture is his favorite past-time. The only way things were going to get done was to hand out chores. So here is my way on How to Set Up Chore Charts.

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15 Soups You Really Should Try

15 Soups You Really Should Try

It is FALL!!! I LOVE FALL! I love the colors, the cooler weather, the apples, the yummy baking, the decorating, the impending holidays, and the hot soups and teas. There is just so much to love about fall. Now that things have finally cooled down in my part of the country it is time to start makings soups and bread. So in my quest for soup, I found some new recipes to try. I’ve had many of these before, but I’m excited to try some new ones in 15 Soups You Really Should Try!15 Soups You Really...
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Marriage is Amazing

Today, we are concluding the series How I make my Marriage great, which was initiated with 4 Ways I Make My Marriage Amazing! Heidi from Grow Family Love is closing us out with amazing advice I was blessed to meet Heidi on a Facebook group and we immediately connected. She was shy at first about guest posting at first, but thankfully she said yes. I have to agree with her Marriage is Amazing!

Marriage is Amazing!

I’ve been married to my soul mate for 17 years. We were married after just 3…

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A Great Marriage is a Choice

A great marriage is a choice

Today we have Dawn from Just Doing My Best, talking about how she makes her marriage great. This is part 3 of my series How I Make My Marriage Great, which started with 4 Ways I Make My Marriage Amazing. Dawn comes from a different perspective of the past two writers being over 40. In fact, that is exactly what her blog is about. How to be fabulous over 40. I know it is something personal to me being almost 41 myself. It is so nice to have someone who is at the…

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From Near Separation to Marital Bliss

From near separation to marital bliss

After the success of my post about 4 Ways I Make My Marriage Amazing, I thought it would be a great topic to talk about a little further. Instead of just hearing from me, I thought it would be wonderful to hear from others how they make their marriage great. Today, Alexis from Alexis Donkin will be telling us how she went From Near Separation to Marital Bliss.

In 2013, my husband and I began one of the most difficult times in our married life. It began when he lost his job and I was 7…

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15 Ways to Have a Successful Marriage

15 Ways to have a Successful Marriage

After the success of my post about 4 Ways I Make My Marriage Amazing, I thought it would be a great topic to talk about a little further. Instead of just hearing from me, I thought it would be wonderful to hear from others how they make their marriage great. Today Becky Wolfe from Frame to Freedom is giving us 15 Ways to Have a Successful Marriage.

I’m so excited to share this article with you. Becky like the rest of us has faced trials head on. On her blog she talks about how they have Paid off…

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