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Fun Games for Young Children and Families

By | January 28th, 2017|Character Training For Children, Family Fun, Toys and Activities|

It is so good for families to play games together! They can bring so much laughter, and also important character development such as delayed gratification, patience, perseverance, good sportsmanship, being a kind and respectful friend, and fairness. *wink* But it can be harder to find games that the whole family enjoys, especially if you have [...]

Christmas Uncluttered

By | December 30th, 2016|Family Fun, How Do We Do That, Organization, OUR HOME, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency, Toys and Activities|

Decorating- uncluttered Simple delights Simplifying celebration plans Making a list, checking it twice Keeping the calendar uncluttered The Christmas story   We have been slipping out of summer here in Washington and in to the clean, crisp air of the fall season.  *smile*  I love our four seasons here in the United States, and I [...]

Delightful Hot Cocoa – Home made, Fat-free, Sugar-free, and Sooo Yummy!

By | December 1st, 2016|Favorite Recipes|

I created this recipe for those in our family who are trying not to eat sugar but who delight in a nice, sweet hot drink on these chilly fall days.  It serves as a nice after dinner dessert for us many nights. And I've come up with 7 different flavors so far to add to [...]

Gifts In a Jar! – Sweet Homemade Happiness

By | December 1st, 2016|Family Fun, Favorite Recipes|

Sweet recipes of desserts or hot drinks in varying sizes of jars (depending on the recipe), and with a decorative lid and label to fit the occasion. I love to celebrate Christ's birth by giving gifts especially at Christmas time!  And our older daughters love to give gifts as well, but we also need to [...]

Favorite Recipes: Gingerbread Cookies for Christmas

By | December 1st, 2016|Favorite Recipes|

I personally love, love SOFT, frosted gingerbread cookies.  My mom has been making this recipe my entire life, and she has perfected it... I decorated these cookies as a girl, and am now doing it with our children, my siblings and their families.  What a joy.  *smile* Here are photos of our girls and I at my [...]

Christmas (or Birthday) Shopping Plan!

By | December 1st, 2016|Family Fun, How Do We Do That, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Toys and Activities|

Do you look forward to Christmas and birthday shopping but have been increasingly confused or overwhelmed with the whole process - especially if you're doing it large-family style?  Wondering how you can shop for just the right items for each person while not overspending the budget, purchase items the kids need but balance that with [...]

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