Category Archives: Fun

Thanksgiving Games

When I was growing up, our tradition to show our gratitude on Thanksgiving consisted of going around the table and everyone taking a couple minutes to share what they were grateful for.  While this was nice, it was also boring … 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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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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Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math

I am a firm believer in reading, and a bedtime story is one of the highlights of the day. Lately we’ve been introduced to a website called Bedtime Math that has added a new delight to bedtime.  We signed up … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day.

Mother

  If you liked this post, you might also like:Roadside RomanceMy husband’s Blackberry Pandora Radio app has brought the "walkman" back from a 20 year lull. Let’s hope it stops there and the tight faded jeans don’t tag along as … Continue reading

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Tip to a Weed Free Lawn

Want a weed-free lawn? Use this tip to rid your grass of dandelions WHILE bonding with your kids. Continue reading

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A Perfect Mother’s Day Craft

Need an idea for a Mother’s Day Craft? For you and your children, playgroup, or gift? Here’s a reminder of the Mother’s Day Poem that was posted before. It’s SO cute! Create the poem yourself in Word, print, add your … Continue reading

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Book recommendation
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Recently my book group read Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, and I was inspired to work hard and be better. The autobiography (well, he had help from Cecil Murphey, but I don’t know if that makes it a biography … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

I feel like I’ve been the Grinch of all holidays lately. I wish I did more to celebrate New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Groundhog Day…even my birthday. But I didn’t have the energy. However, when I saw this idea … Continue reading

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A Good Reminder

celebrate differences strengthen families

I passed by the local junior high school and saw their marquee emblazoned with the words Celebrate Differences Create Balance Strengthen Community When I read them, I immediately changed the words and thereby changed the meaning: Celebrate Differences Create Balance … Continue reading

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