Category Archives: Sunny

Homemade Pizza/Pizza Casera
(Español abajo)

homemade pizza

My son is in Colombia and requested that I share our family pizza recipe with some of the people he has met there.  So I’m going to post it here first in English then in Spanish. I like to use … Continue reading

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Christmas Party Invitation free printable

Christmas is busy enough, but one thing I feel is worth a bit of extra work is getting together with neighbors to remember what Christmas is really about.  Because I want them to know this is special, I want to … 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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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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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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Teenagers and Mother’s Day

Ideas of how to celebrate Mother’s Day with teenagers. Continue reading

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I need some advice on frugal family international travel

Do you have international travel advice for a family?

My husband and I are finally realizing a long time dream! Both of us spent some time living out of the country before we were married and found it extremely beneficial. We wanted our children to have some of those … Continue reading

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International Adoption
and the movie “Stuck”

See the movie "Stuck" about the current state of international adoption and sign the petition.

photo by Je.T.’s photostream used under Creative Commons license My brother and sister-in-law are moving to Hong Kong next month and plan to adopt a daughter from China or Hong Kong. Since the implementation of The Hague Convention on Protection … 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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