Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

Self care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

This is one of those things that if you don’t plan for, it will never happen. Life is busy as it is, but during the holidays it can be intensely insane. It is starting to get cold, the kids are finishing up school, and everyone has cabin fever. During this time is when you need the connection to your spouse the most. So I’m challenging you with a Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse.Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

I don’t have time

When it comes to doing hard things, this is…

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12 Christmas Traditions to Start Today

12 Christmas Traditions to start today

For many families, like ours, it is all about traditions. It is the things you do every year, the silly, the fun, the serious, and the crazy. It is these things that our kids will remember. We have done them so many times, that they are just part of who we are and what we do. They change your Christmas from being all about gifts, to something deeper and much more. Here are 12 Christmas Traditions to Start Today.12 Christmas Traditions to start today

Buying a real tree

I know for some this may…

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How to Have an Excellent Family Photo

How to have an excellent family photo

We recently had a family photo shoot. I hate having my picture taken, and family pictures are so stressful. Beyond my own expectations, there are expectations of family members that just add to the weight of everything. We haven’t had a photo shoot in a studio in years. Some of my kids can’t deal with the stress, and pressure of the environment, so we have taken to having out door family pictures. While this has helped, it is still not ideal. It makes for a long day, but we have found a few secrets along the way for How…

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Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing

Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing

Fall is going to quickly turn into Winter. It will be a time where all you want to do is stay snuggled in your warm house and rest. This is exactly what we were made to do. And while I enjoy that time of the year, I want to take advantage of the warmer weather before the cold hits. We did our family outing yesterday since my husband had the day off. The goal here is to plan a Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing.Self Care Saturday Challenge Family Outing

I thought this…

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How to Prevent Meltdowns During Holiday Visits

How to prevent meltdown during holiday visits.

I must admit, the hardest part about the holidays for me, the part I honestly dread the most is the visit to family. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy family, but it is the inevitable meltdown that comes from a change in routine. There is so much food, fun, and laughter, why should my littles ever have a meltdown? Enevatibally it happens, and the day goes from tense to nightmare. I’m putting a plan in place. Here is my How to Prevent Melt Downs During Holiday Visits.How to Prevent Meltdowns During Holiday Visits

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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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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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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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