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DIY Respiratory Relief Essential Oil Blend

We held out so long, I thought we were in the clear. But then it hit us. An “upper respiratory infection” that, while it wasn’t quite influenza, had many of the same symptoms and discomforts. It cycled its way through all six of us in our family, putting us in close company with coughing, sneezing, […] Read more…

How to Find Time to Blog Even When You Have Young Children

I started blogging when my third child was 8 months old. Back in 2011, there weren’t a lot of blogs, and they were definitely more written in a “journal” format, ladies sharing their day-to-day lives and the lessons they’d learned about faith, parenting, healthy eating, saving money and more. Blogging has taken on a more […] Read more…

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Teach the Christmas Story with a Nativity Bible Verse Activity

Sometimes we need to mix things up when sharing the story of Jesus’ birth with our kids! So I created this fun printable activity to help you share the Christmas story with your children using the characters of the Nativity! Find the printable with Bible verses and simple instructions over in my contributor post at Motherhood on […] Read more…

How to Explain Jesus’ Birth to Your Kids

There comes a time in every Christian parent’s life when you have to stop rushing through the verse in the Bible that says “the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin named Mary”….and explain Jesus’ birth to your kids. I admit to mumbling my way through those opening lines […] Read more…

Black Friday Deals from Christian Companies!

Our Thanksgiving Day this year included our immediate family and my in-laws (we celebrated with my family last weekend). It was full of turkey (but no stuffing!), potatoes, salad, cranberries, and our favorite traditional Norwegian food–lefse! I had to ask 3 different employees to help me find it in the grocery store, so I may just need […] Read more…

20+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas for your Kids

Every once in a while, I go on a cleaning spree. In similar fashion to my son’s miniature John Deere front-loader, I zoom through the house scooping up stray toys, nubby colored pencils and other discarded craft supplies, plus an occasional piece of “hidden” (read “old and nasty”) candy and toss them in a large […] Read more…

Children’s Kindle and Audiobooks on Sale at Amazon!

I’m excited to share some awesome children’s Kindle and Audiobooks that are at a deep discount on Amazon right now! You don’t need a Kindle or a subscription to Audible to download these books. Family-Friendly Audiobooks – SALE! **Be sure to click into the item and check the audiobook sale price! Kirsten: An American Girl […] Read more…

9 Thanksgiving Books That Keep Your Kids Focused on God

Here are 9 great faith-based Thanksgiving books that keep your kids focused on God! During the month of November, we often talk about what we are thankful for. And it’s so good to count our blessings, but it’s also very important to talk to our children about Who we are thankful to for all of these blessings! […] Read more…

Pumpkin Patch Parable Activity Pack!

The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs is one of our favorite fall books! I’ve read it with my kids every year for the last five years (and even the older ones still listen in ;) ) This story walks children through how a farmer grows a pumpkin patch and then carves his pumpkins […] Read more…

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