Category Archives: Family

A New Perspective, Part 2

A few days ago, I posted about gaining a new perspective on housekeeping.  After writing that, I started thinking that there should be a follow up.  A Part 2.  Because the opposite can happen as well. Let me explain.  How … Continue reading

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A New Perspective on Housekeeping

Have you ever sat at a red light and waited, and waited, and waited.  Like for 5 minutes sitting at that red light, while you get more and more frustrated at how LONG the light is?  Have you ever actually … Continue reading

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Family Service Idea

"El Bichito" children

Okay, this may not seem so “real” to you, but it is for me. Have you ever wished for ways to help your kids learn to recognize their blessings besides just telling them what they are? Or to realize that they are fortunate … Continue reading

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Make School Lunches Easier

In returning to school this year, I wanted to find a system that would work well for our daughters to help make the mornings less chaotic.  When our oldest was in kindergarten, I made her lunch every night for the … Continue reading

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Want to take your own U.S. passport photos?

Taking your own passport photos

If you want to take your own passport photos, the State Department’s web site has all the details on passport photo requirements. It’s not all that complicated, though if you want to avoid a hassle, you can pay $10.99 at … Continue reading

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A Cool Twist on a Hot Favorite

Feeling HOT? Pop one of Janae’s homemade rice bags into the freezer for some awesome summertime relief! Continue reading

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How Do You Teach Children to Earn Money?

My seven year old daughter has caught the money bug.  She wants to earn and spend money as fast as she can.  While she understands the value of money for the most part, she doesn’t understand it completely because she … Continue reading

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Music Machine–for music reading review

Music Machine for learning review

We recently had a neighborhood Music Camp at our house and used the Math Machine as a Music Machine and made flashcards that review basic music symbols and notes. It was a craft that took a good amount of prep, … Continue reading

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The Cure for Cradle Cap is in your Kitchen Pantry…

Treat an infant’s cradle cap with this one simple trick found in your kitchen pantry! Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

If you liked this post, you might also like:Backyard CampfireToday I want to share one of our favorite summer traditions: A Backyard Campfire. Needed Supplies: An outdoor fire pit. Believe it or not, these don’t have to be expensive. We … Continue reading

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