Category: Family

Back-to-School Tips

Can you believe it is almost that time again? Summer is almost ending, and children will soon return to school. Whether elementary, middle, high school or college, there is a process of jumping back into the back-to-school routine. Here are some things I have done over the years that made the transition smoother. Ease Your…
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Power of Praying Series

This prayer series by Stormie Daniels has been in my home and heart for over ten years. Not only do they immediately refocus my attention on my relationship with God, but they light a fire in me as a Prayer Warrior. I take these books when I travel, read them at home, and go to…
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Preparedness

Disaster preparedness starts with the mindset that many calamities cannot be foreseen or can be foreseen but are inevitable. Anything could happen. It is your job to take care of yourself and your household before, during, and after disasters. Our family has maintained our survival bags for over eight years. Here is a definitive list…
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Family Fun Staycations

Have you ever wanted to get away for a family vacation, but either time or money would not allow it? What about some fun staycation ideas that make your family feel like they are getting away?  Indoor Activities How can we bring the fun inside if the weather is too hot or cold? Easy, you…
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Addictions and Dependency

Be kind to everyone because we are all fighting battles seen and unseen. Society today displays addictions as only a stronghold to drugs and alcohol. Addictions go beyond those two things. Some addictions can be easily disguised as a hobby and may not be noticeable in the beginning until they start negatively impacting your daily…
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Traveling with Children

Traveling can be a hassle if you do not do it often, from booking flights and hotels to arriving at the airport hours before departure, praying for no cancelations, arriving at your destination on time, and long road trips. Adding children into the mix makes this process that much challenging. I have traveled all over…
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30 Day Organization Challenge

No matter what time of year it is, we constantly want to clean and organize specific areas of our homes. Well, now you can clean and organize everything without the pressure of doing everything simultaneously. If you find yourself gathering things you no longer need during these 30 days, sell, donate, or throw them away.…
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Inexpensive Valentine’s Day (Couples and Family Edition)

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Valentine’s Day is this month. The day of love and all things Valentine’s in Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and every grocery store in the world. Heck, they could not wait to slay the…
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Pros and Cons of Having a Pet

“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” Growing up, I remember having dogs, birds, fish, and hamsters as pets. I have had dogs, cats, lizards, snakes, fish, and hamsters as pets as an adult. I will be the…
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Imitation

“Do as I say, not as I do.” I am sure you have heard that phrase before. This is one of the most hypocritical statements you can make to your children. You cannot tell your children not to smoke when they get older if they see you smoking five packs of cigarettes a day. You…
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Tips for Surviving the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving is the official start of the holidays. This is where family and friends gather to fellowship, eat, and make memories. This year will probably look a little different than other thanksgivings because of the pandemic. With, that still does not stop all the delicious foods from being eaten. Here are a few tips to…
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Life Skills (Raising Our Children to Become Responsible and Kind Adults)

Our children are only children for a short while. Let us enjoy and appreciate the innocence of our children, but at the same time, train and prepare them to be responsible, kind, compassionate, functional, and independent adults. I have compiled a list of Life Skills that I have been teaching my boys over the past…
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