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Faith

When the Life Has Been Sucked Out of You

It's tough to describe the level of exhaustion I feel on a regular basis. This is how you feel when the life has been sucked out of you. Like the machine in the movie The Princess Bride, this summer of caring for my children with attachment issues has sucked years off...

Dodge and Weave

Aaron, our son's attachment therapist, is here at the house with us. He notices it takes quite a bit of cuing and direction from me for our son to get through his afternoon routine. "Have you considered creating a visual schedule?" Aaron asks me. "Yes, we've done...

What to Do When Your Kids Lie to You

As a parent it's incredibly frustrating when your children lie. Here is what to do when your kids lie to you. Lying Equals Fear All kids lie sometimes. All adults lie sometimes, too. Think of the last time you told a lie. That does not mean lying is okay. Lying is...

Family

I’m Bored Jar for Kids Printable Kit

Does it drive you just a little bit crazy when your kids whine, "I'm bored!" Check out this fun "I'm Bored" Jar for Kids Printable Kit. In my house, I say "bored" is "the B word" and I find something for them to do. But what is the task you should give a kid who says...

30 Days of Frugal Dates

Are you looking for a way to spend more time with your husband, boyfriend, or sweetheart, but you don't have a lot of extra money to spend? Check out these 30 days of frugal dates. Here is a whole month's worth of ideas to spend time with your sweetie every day for a...

Freedom Writers Movie Review and Free Discussion Worksheet

Freedom Writers is a movie about a dedicated teacher in a racially divided Los Angeles school has a class of at-risk teenagers. Read on for our Freedom Writers movie review and free discussion worksheet. Use this worksheet with your children, classroom, or homeschool...

Fitness

7 Tools You Must Have to Stay Organized for Weight Loss and Fitness

Use these 7 tools you must have to stay organized for weight loss and fitness. I can get it together in other areas of my life, so why can't I get it together when it comes to fitness and losing weight? Have you ever said that to yourself about your weight loss? I...

25 Fitness Wear Options for Plus-Size Women

When I first started exercising on a regular basis, I was almost 100 pounds overweight. It's tough enough gathering the courage to work out at all, but add to that the pain of trying to find workout cloths that fit. You may want to throw in the towel all together....

Pomegranate Pear Salad with Grilled Chicken and Cherry-Lime Dressing

Pomegranate Pear Salad with Grilled Chicken and Cherry-Lime Dressing is a delicious winter salad you will feel great eating. Are you ready for a crisp, delicious salad the whole family will enjoy? This Pomegranate Pear Salad is sure to satisfy. During the winter, we...

Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Have you cooked pasta in your Instant Pot? Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce cooks in one pot for an easy weeknight dinner. You'll have no extra dishes and no messing with draining the pasta. The taste is amazing because the noodles simmer right in the sauce and...

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Teen Summer Tracker

Teen Summer Tracker

Does your teen need structure and accountability for the summer months? Here is a solution with a free printable Teen Summer Tracker. We currently have 4 pre-teen, teen, and young adult children, and we've been learning how to navigate this new stage of parenting. My...

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Kindess Rocks

Kindess Rocks

While out biking one day last week, my husband and I came along a pile of painted rocks. I had no idea what they were for - maybe geocaching of some sort? I came home and posted on Facebook about it. People quickly informed me these are Kindness Rocks, and I...

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No Sugar Rib Rub Recipe

No Sugar Rib Rub Recipe

Ribs with a crispy, crackly delicious coating, slow cooked to tender perfect? Yes, please! This no sugar added rib rub recipe will give your ribs a delicious flavor without adding extra sugar. They are great without barbecue sauce for a delightful healthy, Paleo meal....

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Fast and Easy Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

Fast and Easy Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

When reading through lists of favorite reasons why people love the Instant Pot, Instant Pot ribs recipes often come up in the top 5. People are a bit obsessed with making pork or beef ribs in their Instant Pot Pressure cookers, and now that I've done it myself, I...

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