R is for Reading Challenge

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R is for Reading Challenge I am so thankful that all of my kids love to read books. I didn't love reading books until I was about 12 years old, but from the time I first fell in love with books I never stopped. And it was a summer reading challenge program that first gave me a love for reading! Today I'm sharing a great list of Free Summer Reading Programs along with some book lists and printables for kids. [Tweet "Check out these great ideas for #summer reading for kids!"] Just … [Read more...]

The Disconnected Family

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From Chaos to Calm: Day 72 You can read the rest of this series here. Scripture Memory: We all make many mistakes, but those who control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way. James 3:2 A few weeks ago, I was on facebook and noticed a “status” on a friend’s page that went something like this: Family time: Mom’s on iphone, daughter’s on iphone, son’s on ipad, Dad’s on laptop. That one little quip really bothered me. It sounded funny. But not really. It’s the sign of a … [Read more...]

Our Summer Schedule

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Our Summer Schedule In my book, summer is all about having fun and making memories. One of the reasons I love being a stay at home {work at home} mom is that I get to choose my own schedule. Since my husband is a pastor, his schedule is flexible, too. Well, having said that, I should point out that being a pastor is not all fun and games. Like this week he had to do two funerals and make lots of visits with grieving family members. So a lot happens that is unexpected and out of his … [Read more...]

ABC’s of Summer Fun {O is for Outdoor Movie Night}

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Outdoor Movie Night In our house, summer is a time for being laid back, loosening our schedule, and making fun a priority. Hosting an outdoor movie night for your family and/or friends is a great way to make something ordinary {movie night} into something the kids will remember for a long time. Of course, any time you can see a movie on the big screen, it make it that much more fun. Showing your outdoor movie on a "big screen" is as simple as draping a big white sheet, drop cloth, or shower … [Read more...]

ABC’s of Summer Fun {N is for National Parks}

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ABC's of Summer Fun Over the years our family has enjoyed visiting many national parks around the country. We have plans to visit several this summer! On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant established Yellowstone National Park as the country’s first national park, but the National Park Service did not come into existence until 1916. Without a doubt, National Parks are one of America's finest treasures. Americans are so blessed to have these amazing places to visit. There are so … [Read more...]