Book Review: Case for Grace for Kids

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Case for Grace for Kids Author: Lee Strobel Publisher's Summary: Adapted from The Case for Grace, the latest book by New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel, The Case for Grace for Kids shows how God’s love is for everyone—no matter what. Through stories of everyday people whose lives have been changed—as well as never-before-told [More...]


Pregnancy Update 29 Weeks

Yep, 29 weeks already. Actually, tomorrow I will be 30 weeks! How in the world did that happen? This pregnancy is flying by! Overall, I'm feeling well.  Sleeping it getting to be a bit trickier as I'm usually a belly-sleeper. But I'm not too tired (until the end of the day) and no major aches or pains. I'm feeling bigger than I remember being [More...]

Essential Oil Bug Repellent (It really works!)

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It's that time of year ago...mosquito season! Our back yard has cedar hedges along 2 sides so we are definitely not lacking in any mosquitoes. I hate putting the strong, chemical bug spray on the kids, especially the younger ones who still tend to get stuff in their mouths, but seeing them covered in itchy bug bites seems even worse. I started [More...]

Why We Don’t Give Our Children An Allowance (and how they earn money)

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  Giving children an allowance seems to be a pretty common practice. Sometimes it's done "just because" and other times it's attached to chores. Other times it's done just to give children an opportunity to learn how to manage money. Our children don't get an allowance, for several reasons. The main one being, giving an allowance [More...]

Gender Reveal!

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It's a..... Boy! Everything looks good, baby is measuring properly for dates, and we need to start thinking of boy names, and keeping our eyes out for more boy clothes. Most of our kid-clothing has been bought or gifted used, so most things are worn out after going through 1 or 2 children before our 3 boys. [More...]

Free Butterfly Garden Kit Offer

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I just found a great offer! If you upload a picture of your children doing the ASL sign for "butterfly", the National Wildlife Federation will send you a free butterfly garden kit! Go here to get yours! This is while supplies last, so don't wait! [More...]

Review: Home School, Why Bother? (And a God’s Not Dead Giveaway)

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Home school: Why Bother? Is Home School an Advantage or Disadvantage? By: Leslie Dahl   Book Summary The blood, sweat and tears involved in home schooling begs the question: why bother? It is much easier to send our children to public school—let the system deal with the stress. Is all the time, effort and sacrifice really worth it? [More...]