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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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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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Pinterest Savvy–free book today only plus drawing for a Kindle Fire thru Feb 28

Pinterest-Savvy book by Melissa Taylor

If you have a home internet business, you’ll be interested in this free offer from Melissa Taylor, the author of the blog Imagination Soup. Today only, you can download her new book at no cost! Check it out by clinking … 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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Zen Ghosts, by Jon J. Muth–
a different picture book for Halloween

With beautiful watercolor illustrations and a ghostly tale that mysteriously finds itself leaving the story, Zen Ghosts is a Halloween book that delights children and their parents as well. There’s nothing gory or scary in this Halloween book, but there … 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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Children: The Challenge
Watch Your Tone of Voice

Tone of voice learnings from Children the Challenge

How long until school starts? No, not in hours, but for those of you who knew, this post is for you. Well, to tell the truth, I don’t know how many hours until school starts, but this post is really … Continue reading

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The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in … Continue reading

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Moral Movie Reviews

beauty and the beast disney movie

I used to be able to determine which movies my kids watched, and I would just try to avoid those that I wasn’t sure were appropriate. Though without watching the movie, it can be hard to tell what’s going to … Continue reading

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Money Bookkeeping for Kids

money ledger to help kids learn money skills

Teaching kids to Save, Budget, and keep track of their money can be a tricky job! But teaching them to use a book-keeping ledger, now THAT comes in handy! Continue reading

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