How We Keep Our Kids off Electronic Devices



Today, I want to share with you how we keep our kids off electronic devices. Electronic devices are becoming more and more popular these days. They're convenient and keep us in touch with family and friends. It's easy to find ourselves spending a lot of time on electronics.  This can be good and bad. As adults, we should be able to manage the amount of time we spend on our electronics. We shouldn't expect the same thing from our kids. Kids need…

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Hip Labral Tear Surgery: 10 Things You Need for Recovery



It has been one year since my hip labral tear surgery. I was devastated the moment I was diagnosed with the labral tear in my hip. I didn't want to have surgery. I searched and searched the internet for something that said I wouldn't need surgery. My doctor did tell me, I could skip surgery but the labral tear wouldn't heal on its own. It was a decision I had to make. I was in pain and still relatively young (I'm 38 yrs old). It made more sense…

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Living on One Income: How Our Family of 5 Thrives



We have been living on one income for the past 10 years. It's a choice we made based on raising our children. I stopped working when my daughters were 3 years old and I was pregnant with my son. It's one of those decisions I look back on and wouldn't change a thing. I never thought that I would be a stay at home mom. I always pictured myself working. I was a real estate agent and I loved every minute of…

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The Struggling Reader and Learning to Wait Patiently



I started homeschooling my kids three years ago. My daughters were in 4th grade and my son was in 1st grade.  We took them out of school for a number of reasons. I truly feel like God positioned us for the "public school to homeschool" transition financially.  He was working on our hearts for a long time before we made the transition. One thing I didn't anticipate was dealing with the struggling reader. I knew my daughters had a solid reading foundation and…

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10 Easy Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts



Mother's Day is just around the corner. Every year, I struggle to find easy homemade Mother's Day gifts. I love saving money by making homemade gifts. Store bought gifts are nice but homemade Mother's Day gifts are much more meaningful. Plus! I love saving money by making homemade gifts. You can make something as simple as a homemade Mother's Day card and put a gift card in it. That still makes it an easy homemade Mother's Day gift. My kids have given…

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