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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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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Do Your Own Thing

Do your own thing

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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…

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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 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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You too can be a Proverbs 31 Woman

You too can be a Proverbs 31 Woman #proverbs31 #proverbs31woman #WAHM #wahmliving #inspiredbylucile #successfulwomen #successfulmoms #message2movement #theblogconnection #bloggingsuccessfully

Does the Proverbs 31 Woman still seem elusive to you? Do you dream of having your own business from home instead of working a 9 to 5? I’m here to tell you that You too can be a Proverbs 31 Woman and SUCCEED! All you need is the right person to guide you and your cheerleaders.

You too can be a Proverbs 31 Woman #wahm #whamliving #bloggingsuccessfully #theblogconnection #inspiredbylucile

Beating your head against the laundry basket

It is the end of your day. Your kids are supposed to be in bed, but you…

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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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5 Reasons Your Child Should Say NO

Are you setting your child up to be a statistic of child abuse? Here are 5 reasons your child should be free to say NO! #setboundaries #boundaries # boundarieswithhardpeople #strongfamilies #stoptheabuse #metoo

You know the parent that I’m talking about, the one that is SO controlling that their child is NEVER allowed to say NO. This parent is SO controlling that even the thought of their child saying NO to anything makes their blood boil. I know of parents like that, and honestly, I want to smack them. WHY? They have taught their child how not to set boundaries. While I’m not saying children should be allowed to say NO to everything here are 5 Reasons You Child Should Say NO.

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Why I hated the Proverbs 31 Woman

Why I hate the Proverbs 31 Woman #proverbs31woman #findingmyfaith #hateproverbs31woman #learningtolovehowgodmademe #creatingalegacy #havingalifeofpurpose #notperfectbutloved #iamenough

I hated the Proverbs 31 Woman.  In many ways, she has destroyed my self-esteem, and in some ways, I feel like she has destroyed my life.

I’ve attended church my entire life. You can count on women being talked about on only a few occasions. Mother’s Day, being subject to her husband and the perfect woman of Proverbs 31.

I’m not here to argue about what a woman’s place is in life, society, her marriage, or her…

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