How to Have the Perfect Family Valentine’s Day Party

How to have the perfect family Valentine's Day Party

I love Valentine’s day and all the meaning behind it. It is a wonderful time to show and receive love. When I was first married, we’d buy nice gifts, go out to dinner, and the night was magical. Throw in 1 or 7 children and things change. Money doesn’t grow on trees. (If you find one, please let me know.) Taking this crew out to eat on Valentine’s day isn’t cheap, so that’s why I’m sharing How to Have the Perfect Family Valentine’s Day Party.How to have the Perfect Family Valentine's Day Party

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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? Inevitably 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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7 Secrets You Need to Survive the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

7 Secrets You Need to Survive the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

While sitting at church listening to a great sermon about Thankfulness, it dawns on me- this is the beginning of the insanity. As my list starts running through my head, I slide further down into my pew. When I get home, I sit with a notebook in front of me and once again get overwhelmed. I have found 7 Secrets You need to Survive the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

7 Secrets You Need to Survive the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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25 Amazing Christmas Cookies to Make Now

25 Amazing Christmas Cookies to Make Now

Everyone in the house LOVES cookies. In fact, it is one of our favorite parts. They know we will be making cookies and lots of them. In my post talking about 12 Christmas Traditions, I mentioned baking cookies with your children. So here are 25 Amazing Christmas Cookies to Make Now!25 Amazing Christmas Cookies to Make Now

The great debate Cookies or Candy

For my husband, it will ALWAYS be cookies, but I want both. I need my mom’s maple fudge and grandma’s maple candy.  Our kids are either well trained or just keep the…

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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 in the traditions that the memories are made.

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

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How to help your child succeed in school frugally

How to Help Your Child Succeed in School without Breaking the Bank #frugaleducation #frugalliving #wholefamilyliving #succeedinschool #education

Do you have that one child that no matter what you do, they just don’t get a concept? I have a few that have things they struggle with.

As a homeschooling mom, I scour the internet trying to find anything that will help and not break the bank. We are about a frugal lifestyle here at Inspired By Lucile.

When I was approached by Education.com to offer my readers two free worksheets, I was intrigued. I love a good worksheet. Ok, so I was that kid in school who LOVED busy work, I hated being bored.

They gave me a great…

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Do Your Own Thing

Do your own thing

The past few days on Facebook there has been a discussion 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 have attended the Happy Halls at the local high school. In order to enter, you must “pay” 3 canned goods or $2 per…

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How to become a gentle gracious mom when all you do is scream

How to beomce a gentle gracious mom when all you do is scream

I had recently asked on my personal Facebook page, “What do you struggle with as a mom and wish you could do differently?” For many of these moms, the struggle was universal, and this isn’t just for new moms. What this question taught me was not just that ALL moms struggle, but they struggle in similar ways. We need to break down and understand the WHY before we can find solutions to STOP! SO I’m here to tell you How to Become a Gentle Gracious Mom when all you do is Scream.How to become...</p srcset=

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Never Underestimate the Proven Value of Building Character

Never Underestimate the Proven Value of Building Character in Your Kids #buildingcharacter #greatkids #successfulkids #successfuladults #provenvalue #parentingtips #parentingadvice #greatparents

As a mom of 2 grown and graduated children and five still growing, I decided at the end of the journey of raising number 2 to reflect. What did I do right by her? How have a I made her life harder? What can I do better in raising her younger sister? These are the questions that are weighing on my heart and have helped me to share with you how you should Never Underestimate the Proven Value of Building Character in your kids.Never Understimate the Proven Value of Building Character in Your Kids...</p srcset=

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Develop Your Hidden Mom Powers

Develop your hidden mom powers

You, yes, I’m talking to you. You have hidden powers; did you know that? When you became a mom, God put them in you, and I’m so thankful He did. Being a mom is a lot of work and not just physically either. I’ve been a mom for almost 20 years and I’m here to help you Develop Your Hidden Mom Powers, one blog post at a time.Develop Your Hidden Mom Powers

What is a Mom Power

You know that moment when you pick up your crying baby and he immediately stops?…

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