Why It’s Okay Not to Forgive and Forget

"When you forgive, bitterness and anger lose their power to steal your life. Forgiveness is freedom." ~Virginia George

The old saying tells us to “forgive and forget”. I’m not sure who came up with it, but I respectfully disagree. Actually, I think it’s just plain old foolish. I wrote once about a friend of mine who doesn’t like to receive love. My friend has had a lot of hardship in the last couple years. [...]

Making Your Family Vacation More Affordable

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With a tough economy and tight budgets, family vacations are easy to put on the back burner or forget about all together. But the fun, the memories and the connecting that come from family vacations are worth fighting for. Here are a few ways to make a family vacation affordable. 1. Buy food from a [...]

30+ Parent-Child Date Night Ideas

30+ Parent-Child Date Night Ideas

I never went on dates with my Dad or Mom. Not that I feel deprived, it just wasn’t something that was done in our house. My husband has always done what he could to take the kids out for a bit so I got a break, but it wasn’t until he entered full-time ministry last [...]

25 Favorite Memory Verses for Children

25 Favorite Memory Verses for Children

Scripture memory is a part of my family’s daily homeschool routine. I want God’s Word imprinted on the hearts of my children to remind them of God’s nature, to remind them of Jesus’ love and sacrifice, to comfort them when they are afraid, and to instruct them in godly character. My children are still relatively [...]

Parenting Two or More: Tips and Tricks!

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Two children might not sound like a lot, but the difference between one child and two children is ENORMOUS, both because now there’s twice as much parenting work for Mommy and Daddy, AND because competition now exists within the household. Having more than one child is AWESOME. I say this based both on my experience [...]

Words of Hope

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Words. We are inundated with them every day. Music, books, radio, billboards, phones, blogs… Communication. We humans thrive on it. If we haven’t heard from a friend in a while, we call her. When we know someone is going through a tough time, we write a note of encouragement. Struggles. Either you, or someone you [...]

The Most Amazing Day

The Most Amazing Day

This day is the most amazing day in my life as a parent! I requested to post today, specifically, because it’s my son’s birthday. Yay! But there’s more…it’s also my birthday! That’s right, we share a birthday. He was my present on the day I turned 25. (And hopefully you’re reading this before you’ve had [...]

Homeschool: Less about Curriculum and More about Environment

Less about curriculum

For some reason, spring is the time book publishers and homeschool websites start advertising about curriculum choices and running promotional sales. I have no idea why they do this. I guess some homeschooling moms are busily planning for the fall already. Personally, I’m hearing the siren song of spring luring me outside for long walks [...]