3 Ways to Improve Your Budgeting

Have you heard the saying, “the best teacher is experience?” When learning a second language I was often told by other language learners that I would have an easier time learning from a teacher who had to learn the language

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3 Ways to Improve Your Budgeting

Have you heard the saying, “the best teacher is experience?” When learning a second language I was often told by other language learners that I would have an easier time learning from a teacher who had to learn the language

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Creating Lasting Traditions

Growing up I was very into traditions! Just ask my mom. Now that I have a family of my own, I’m still into traditions. As the years have passed we’ve tweaked and created traditions that work for our own family.

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Creating Lasting Traditions

Growing up I was very into traditions! Just ask my mom. Now that I have a family of my own, I’m still into traditions. As the years have passed we’ve tweaked and created traditions that work for our own family.

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Halloween Shadow Puppets

I had been wishing we could take the kids to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween concert, but knew it wasn’t in the cards right now, so my husband and I decided we would recreate it at home in our own

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Halloween Shadow Puppets

I had been wishing we could take the kids to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween concert, but knew it wasn’t in the cards right now, so my husband and I decided we would recreate it at home in our own

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An Answer

A few weeks ago our family headed out on a bike ride on a trail near our home. Partway through the ride we unloaded everyone out of the bike trailers and headed off the path to do a little exploring.

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An Answer

A few weeks ago our family headed out on a bike ride on a trail near our home. Partway through the ride we unloaded everyone out of the bike trailers and headed off the path to do a little exploring.

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Book Winners

I was really high-tech here tonight! The winner of the Deliberate Mothers e-book is…Leslie! The hard copy goes to…Becky! Winners, please send me your email address/mailing address! I have a few more books to share, so we’ll do this again

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Book Winners

I was really high-tech here tonight! The winner of the Deliberate Mothers e-book is…Leslie! The hard copy goes to…Becky! Winners, please send me your email address/mailing address! I have a few more books to share, so we’ll do this again

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New! A Motherhood Guidebook

It’s hot off the press and I just received my hard copy in the mail today! The book, Deliberate Motherhood: 12 Key Powers of peace, purpose, order, & joy is here. While I’ve sifted through PDF versions, I’m excited to

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New! A Motherhood Guidebook

It’s hot off the press and I just received my hard copy in the mail today! The book, Deliberate Motherhood: 12 Key Powers of peace, purpose, order, & joy is here. While I’ve sifted through PDF versions, I’m excited to

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Volunteer Yourself: Making it Work

Before I was a parent, I was a teacher. I vowed I would give my children’s teachers the best that I had to offer when the time came. Little did I know how busy life would be with kids! I

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Volunteer Yourself: Making it Work

Before I was a parent, I was a teacher. I vowed I would give my children’s teachers the best that I had to offer when the time came. Little did I know how busy life would be with kids! I

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Speed Start to Your Three Month Food Supply

Awhile back I was asked by our women’s group at church to teach a class on creating a three month food supply. Think emergencies, job loss, sickness, self-sufficiency = need for a stash. This has become more important to me

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Speed Start to Your Three Month Food Supply

Awhile back I was asked by our women’s group at church to teach a class on creating a three month food supply. Think emergencies, job loss, sickness, self-sufficiency = need for a stash. This has become more important to me

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Personalized Handwriting Practice

I am teaching two of my girls preschool at home this year. They enjoy having a say in what we get to do and I get to target areas where I feel they need a little extra help. Our preschool

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Personalized Handwriting Practice

I am teaching two of my girls preschool at home this year. They enjoy having a say in what we get to do and I get to target areas where I feel they need a little extra help. Our preschool

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Using an Online Group to Connect With Like-Minded Locals

Years ago my husband and I moved far away from family and friends so he could pursue a graduate degree at Purdue. I was expecting our first child and transitioning from being a teacher to being a stay at home

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Using an Online Group to Connect With Like-Minded Locals

Years ago my husband and I moved far away from family and friends so he could pursue a graduate degree at Purdue. I was expecting our first child and transitioning from being a teacher to being a stay at home

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