Category Archives: Goals

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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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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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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How To: Kick the Pacifier Habit

Do you have a baby that needs to stop using a pacifier? Here are some tips and tricks to help make it a smooth transition from plugged to unplugged. Continue reading

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Meal List

I’ve been asked several times in the past couple weeks for our family’s meal list. See, I wrote a list of all the meals we actually eat. Not the ones in the cookbook, not the ones that we’ve tried, but … Continue reading

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Take a deep breath
book: Mitten Strings for God

alarm on phone reminds me to breathe

My dear sister-in-law gave me a book a while ago titled Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry by Katrina Kenison. Being almost as busy as you are, I’ve been reading small bites of the book, which … Continue reading

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Continuing the Attitude of Gratitude

I hope that all of you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I loved the chance to reflect on all of my wonderful blessings. It filled me and lifted me. How quickly, however, the feeling of gratitude can so easily be … Continue reading

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Happy Fall

mom playing with daughter in fall leaves, consider simplicity

That is what I want to remember to do in the next few months. Consider doing some things simpler. Then maybe I’ll have more time and energy to go all out on the other things… I know there are better … Continue reading

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Learn a Phrase in Chinese

"hao" the Chinese character that means "Good"

My high school junior is in Chinese 3 this year, and I have not taken advantage of this learning opportunity as much as I would like. Chinese is the hot language to learn nowadays. So here’s what I’m going to … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Homework for Parents

One thing I don’t enjoy about beginning the school year is the piles of paperwork the kids bring home for me to do. Emergency cards, volunteer surveys, and most of all, (we get this most with the middle schoolers) the … Continue reading

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