One-on-One

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It’s that time of year. Love is in the air and we are getting ready to celebrate Valentines Day. A day to show love to those you care about. Most parents are out finding little treats, and rounding up little gifts. There will be notes in lunch boxes and backpacks, and lots of red everywhere [...]

Family Resolutions

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With the New Year upon us, many have taken the time to set some resolutions. But it is not just personal resolutions that we might consider, it is also a great time for our families to set resolutions. Resolutions are a fancy words for goals. Setting and striving to accomplish family goals are one of [...]

Making Time for Family

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We seem to be swamped with this new school year. We have gone from the endless, carefree days of summer, to the busy routine of school and after school activities. Back to packing lunches, carpools, pick ups and busy afternoons of homework. Even though school has only been in session for two weeks, I can [...]

Kind, Respectful, Supportive and Choices

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Right now as I type, a dear friend of mine is at the hospital going into labor. I can’t get her off my mind. She was scheduled to be there at 7:30 pm. This is her first baby. A little girl. It has been a tough pregnancy. The baby will have some severe developmental problems. [...]

Bedtime – Stop the Battles

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Bedtime can be a hard time of day for families. After a full day with kids, it seems that when the bedtime battles begin, our patience can go out the window. Here are some suggestions to help make getting your kids in bed, a little easier. First, understand how much sleep your children should be [...]

Being Active, With Your Spouse

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Not only is it important to be active with your family, but it is also important to be active with your spouse. Working together and going on dates together will strengthen your relationship. Research suggests that couples should go on a date every other week. Gasp, I know. With 4 kids, this seems impossible to [...]

Homemade Conversation Hearts

Homemade Valentine Conversation Hearts

Are you looking for the perfect last minute addition to your Valentine’s Celebration? Look no further! This is a really fun way to show someone you care. Can’t you just see a special little bag filled with personalized conversation hearts? Or, take a box of store bought conversation hearts, pour them out and fill the [...]

Love in Marriage

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Marriage is the ultimate commitment, yet one of the hardest endeavors that many of us encounter in our lives. I have been married, divorced and remarried.  I have had my share of pain and tears, but ultimately through it all, God has seeded himself deeper into every aspect of my heart. In Genesis, God created [...]

Oncologist’s Office-Perspective on Motherhood

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Our family had an experience a few months ago that changed us. Enough time has passed that I can share. In November, at a doctor’s appointment I had my blood taken. The quick results came back with a problem. Anemia. Anemia is a lack of iron. Iron helps your body take in oxygen. You need [...]

Dating Your Spouse? Something to Talk About.

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Remember when you were dating your husband, before you got married, and you promised each other that kids, and life, and work, and being tired would NEVER get in the way of the two of you dating? Remember those conversations? I do. And although we try really hard to hold true to those early promises, [...]

50 Ways to Romance Your Sweetheart

50 Ways to Romance Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to break the bank.  And showing your love to your spouse doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to a certain day or holiday. Here are 50 free or fairly inexpensive options to add a little love and romance on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year.   Go ahead, woo [...]

Valentine’s Day is coming!

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Need an inexpensive, unique and/or thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for your child or your spouse?  What about your best friend or sister?  Here is an idea that will cost you nothing but time and brain power.  And, in the process, you might shed a tear, smile mischievously or laugh until your sides hurt. Make a [...]

The Roller Coaster of Marriage

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Elizabeth writes for us again… I hesitate sometimes in becoming too personal on my blog. But today while contemplating whether I should delve into my personal life I realized that if I don’t then I am always giving the illusion that my life is all peaches and cream. No one has a perfect life, and it’s [...]