2013 Great Wolf Lodge Homeschool Experience Days – $145 w/ Promo Code

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Great Wolf Lodge – Williamsburg You asked – so here it is!! If you’re a homeschooling family looking to stay at the Williamsburg Great Wolf Lodge this year – you’re in luck because they are offering ALL the rooms (Yes – even the Themed and Premium suites! Family, Loft, Kidcabin, Kidkamp, Wolf Den, Majestic or… Continue reading . . .



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Review & Giveaway: Deny Yourself by Lisa Chan

True Beauty: Deny Yourself Once again, I was blessed to be able to work with David C. Cook to review Lisa Chan’s (wife of best-selling author and pastor Francis Chan) 2nd installment of her 3-part True Beauty Series.  Last fall I reviewed the first in the series called Be Still and was able to bless… Continue reading . . .

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The Action Bible: Review and Giveaway

The Action Bible With 5 kids, we’ve tried out our fair share of Bibles, Devotionals and other Bible-related materials.  I am a firm believer in making sure the Bible is understandable and enjoyable, and am not opposed to using Bible “story” books to help make the Bible come alive to my kids at the various… Continue reading . . .

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Helping those in need with Care Packages

With Easter coming up, I came across this and wanted to share it with you all. It’s easy to be focused on our own family activities and needs – but there are others that truly have no one, who have less than we do, are separated from their families, etc – and could use a… Continue reading . . .

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Top Tips for Handling Tweens

Guest Post Tweens is usually the stage just before children reach their teenage years, although there isn’t any clear definition of the range in years. Usually, experts agree that ages 9 to 14 are considered the tweens. Tweens go through a strong transitional period, that has a lasting impact on their lives and become a… Continue reading . . .

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Rita’s First Day of Spring FREE Italian Ice Giveaway 2013

Enjoy your first taste of spring with Rita’s and FREE Italian Ice! From noon to 9pm, all Guests who visit Rita’s Italian Ice will receive a FREE limited edition cup of Italian Ice in the available flavor of their choice to celebrate the arrival of spring! See their Facebook page for more details as well… Continue reading . . .

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Smothered in Love and Kisses May you feel the AMAZING and unconditional love and kisses of your heavenly Father today – just like my friend’s baby! Whether you have a Valentine today or not – you are loved more than you can ever imagine!  You are passionately pursued, adored, cherished and loved! May your heart… Continue reading . . .

Fun Friday: Preschool Play Time & Toys

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Guest Post Preschool Play Time: Our Favourite Toys Of all the years in the lives of parents and their kids, the preschool days are often the ones filled with the most joy and laughter. These are the years that will shape your children before they go off to face the trials of the classroom and… Continue reading . . .

Love your kids – Rock the meanness out!

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I was in tears . . . the good kind.  I was reading the testimony of a young mom, a military wife who lives most of the year as a “single parent” while her husband is out to sea . . . and it brought me to tears . . . the good kind! As… Continue reading . . .

New Printable Coupons: Capri-sun, Mio, Kraft, Maybelline and more!

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New Printable Coupons Coffee and MORE $1.00 off ONE (1) MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee $1.00 off TWO (2) CRYSTAL LIGHT Liquid Drink Mix $1.00 off THREE (3) CAPRI SUN 10 pack $1.00 off TWO (2) MIO Liquid Water Enhancers $1.00 off TWO (2) MIO Liquid Water Enhancers Snacks (+ gum) $1.00 off any ONE (1) Wrigley’s… Continue reading . . .

Why do we procrastinate? 5 ways to stop!

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Do you Procrastinate? I think my life motto has been “Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow!”  That needs to change. I’m learning. I’m trying. It gets challenging when I am frequently interrupted by 5 kids who need their mama . . . as I usually can’t procrastinate on taking care of… Continue reading . . .

Sunday Sip: James 4:8 – Why we don’t come near to God

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Why we don’t come near At 4 years old, my daughter would want to snuggle up next to me, but then would start poking and kicking me trying to hurt me.  I would ask her if she really wanted to snuggle.  She would say yes, but didn’t have an explanation as to why she was… Continue reading . . .

I won’t shop online without this!

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What on earth am I talking about?  What is so vital that I won’t shop online without it? [I'll give you a hint . . . it's not my credit card!] Online Coupon Codes Many of you remember that in the Fall of 2011 I was part of a contest put on by an online… Continue reading . . .

Valentines Deal: York Photo Tote – $1+ FREE prints

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Valentines Deal Get your custom Grocery Tote from York Photo for only $2 $1! (plus shipping) PLUS:  get 40 free prints! You can’t beat this deal for such a fun and cute bag! Use Code: TOTELOVE Expires: February 28th New Customers Only Continue reading . . .

2013 Super Bowl Coupons – Printable

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LATEST SUPER BOWL COUPONS (printable) Superbowl Snacks – So You Can Keep the Fans Happy! What’s YOUR Favorite Snack? **(Curious about the “most popular” snack? Listen to Harry Balzer’s perspective) $0.55 off Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners – for the Lil Smokies (who doesn’t love their little-smokie-yummy-goodness? Buy 2 Large DIGIORNO Pizzas, Get any ONE free… Continue reading . . .

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