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Faith-n-Family Fridays: Jen Hatmaker

Faith-n-Family Fridays: Jen Hatmaker

Here is a link to one of my favorite bloggers/authors. She has five kids (some through adoption) and I love her “realness” and sense of humor. This is from her “About” page: HI. I’M JEN.    In the fall of 1992, a college junior named Brandon Hatmaker pretended he needed another fork in the Oklahoma Baptist University cafeteria so he would ... Read More »

Pets in the Snow

Pets in the Snow

Here’s a cute video of dogs/cats “enjoying” the snow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azEIDf1YhiQ   Today’s Text: If you had to spend $500 by the end of the day, what would your buy?   Photo Credit: runwithlucky.com Read More »

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesdays: Sporks

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesdays: Sporks

Opened Callie’s lunch box last week, out poured 8-10 SPORKS! Cassie’s lunchbox…the same. “Um, girls, why do you have so many sporks from school?” “I-a-oh (the grunting version of I don’t know).” Then I tried to figure out what moral lesson was meant to be taught here…I couldn’t think of one. “You know some kids only have spoons at school ... Read More »

First Snowfall

First Snowfall

So the girls got up, ate breakfast and then headed outside to play in the snow. The first snowfall of every winter is always kind of special. This year we added the excitement of watching our “puppy” (60 lb Labradoodle) prance around in the snow. It was quite a site. Lots of giggles, lots of laughs! Watching your puppy enjoy ... Read More »

Faith-n-Family Fridays-Mealtime Devotions

Faith-n-Family Fridays-Mealtime Devotions

Here is a fun way to have meaningful conversations at dinnertime. Mealtime Devotions                   Today’s Text: Would you rather make a lot of money at a job you don’t like or make less money at a job you love? -Cindy Photo Credit: telegraph.uk.co Read More »

Dinner…again?

Dinner…again?

Mashed Potatoes CAN be the main course! Read More »

Write a Book in November

Write a Book in November

November is National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a full length novel (50,000 words) in 30 days. Have you ever thought about writing a book? Check out their website to find the guidelines and join in on the challenge. This is the first year I am going to give it a shot. What is your favorite kind of ... Read More »

How was your Sugar-High Weekend?

How was your Sugar-High Weekend?

I’m sure teachers love having Halloween on a Friday, that way they don’t have to deal with the  sugar hangover the next day…instead, we do. Were your kids bouncing off the walls all weekend? A couple of our kids have a strong averse effect upon eating sweets, others it has little effect. So we have to monitor their candy intake. ... Read More »

Bumper Stickers you Won’t See: “My Child Dropped Out and Lives in My Basement”

Bumper Stickers you Won’t See: “My Child Dropped Out and Lives in My Basement”

Here is a great article for Faith-n-Family Friday. Creating a High Definition Home from Focus on the Family   October 31, 2014 Text-Your-Teen-at-Ten: Send a fun text to your teen everyday at 10:00am, guaranteed to avoid the eye-roll! Todays Text: “What was your favorite costume as a little kid?”     Read More »

Life Beyond the Minivan

Life Beyond the Minivan

When our last kid leaves the house, I am going to sell the minivan and get a yellow VW Bug…with daisy wheels! What would you trade in for? Thursday, October 30, 2014 Text-Your-Teen-at-Ten “Who would be the most fun person to go to Disney World with?” Photo Credits: pinerest.com   Read More »