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Love What You’ve Got: Marriage and Family

Marriage series. Six months ago I created a marriage course called Better Together.  During the weeks leading up to it’s launch I created a series of marriage tips.  This post is an excerpt from the series.  The thing is…this little tip applies to every aspect of our lives and to every relationship. I know when […]

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The Night Time Reading List

The magic of reading aloud One of our favorite times of day for our whole family is the evening before bed.  We all get cozy on the couch or in someone’s room or around the kitchen table.  I pull out the book that we’ve been reading for weeks (sometimes months) and I begin conveying the […]

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Who do you love? Ideas for staying off your phone and in your life

Who do you love more? Are you like us and find that there are too many times when you look up from your phone only to realize you’ve completely missed what’s been happening around you? Or looked up and taken in the view around you and seen that everyone you love is on some type […]

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Keeping it Simple: Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day. All around internetland are lots of wonderful ideas for how to show your love how much they mean to you.  Maybe you did something extravagant or you didn’t or you think Valentine’s Day is just for couples in love [I don’t think that’s true…you can read my book on that here.] Whether […]

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Countdown to Valentine’s Day: 25 inspiring ideas

seeing more love. Valentine’s Day is commonly known as a day for couples who are in love.  Some people have a love/hate relationship with the day.  If they are in love with someone, they may love it.  If they aren’t in love with someone, they may not love it. I’m proposing that Valentine’s Day be […]

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Winter Photography Tip: Indoors

Winter time is here. For us, that means we have been inside A LOT! Temperatures have been down int he 12 degree area and we’ve not had any snow! Being outside is mostly painful without the beautiful benefit of a white winter-land that should accompany such freezing cold temperatures. Instead, we run from house to […]

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Five Ways to Enjoy New Years Eve at Home!

Having Fun at Home There are so many fun ways to enjoy the holidays at home.  We always do a little celebration with close family.  Here are some things we’ve done and a couple of new ideas I’m considering for this year: Keep it small (if that’s your thing).  After Christmas preparations taking almost a […]

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Starry, Starry Night: Holiday Stars

For any holiday… I originally began making these stars for our Christmas tree years ago.  And then I made them to hang from my kitchen cupboard door knobs.  Then they were made to hang from my ceiling above my dining table.  I couldn’t help myself…I made them for New Year’s Eve celebrating… I’m addicted to […]

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The Thankful Tree

a thankful heart is a happy heart. I posted this little tree a couple of years ago on my blog and everyone has loved it so much during November that I thought I’d share it with you awesome Mother Huddle friends! This is such an easy and fun project to do as a family and […]

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Say Yes More Often

three letter word This one word can make such a huge difference.  As parents we become accustomed to saying “No”, “Just a minute”, “Stop fighting”, “You’re making me crazy.” Pretty soon we feel like all we do is say the same phrases again and again in the same order.  We think, “Wait.  Which phrase am […]

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