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Free Online Chore System – An Interview With My Kids

Clean Teeth

To skip my cheesy review of My Job Chart, a free online chore system, and to go check it out for yourself, click here. Reposted in honor of all those kiddos in school and homeschool who are adjusting to new schedules.  Let’s face it. Sometimes I forget things, like making sure my son brushes his teeth in the morning, or brushing out my daughter’s golden locks…

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The Serve One Another in Love Cafe

The Serve One Another in Love Cafe Feature

When my children are at each other, I sometimes require them to do something nice for one other: make a bed, fold laundry, share something, do each other’s chores, scratch each other’s backs…gently. My seeester-in-law-and-in-love, Karen Baye, has taken this to a whole new level. When her four blessings were not treating each other like blessings, she invited them all to lunch at the Serve…

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An Important Letter From Past Me to Future Me

An important letter

This is a message from Past Me to Future Me written on 10/17/12 and scheduled for nearly one year from now…today in your time. Dear Future Me: At the time of this writing, you were holding a sleepy baby whose big hazel eyes looked up at you as she nursed. Now you are facing her second birthday in a few short months. Did you use…

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Your Kids Can Bowl Free All Summer

Bowling Pinnable

Who doesn’t love bowling?! Well, I don’t. I mean I like it. It’s fun and all. But love it? Not really. But if you love or even just like bowling, here’s a great offer for you while the kids are home from school for the summer. It’s fun and it’s free. It’s called Kids Bowl Free. Here’s the deal: Sign up at the official Kids…

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Why I Don’t Post More Often (I Blame Peter)


I have a confession to make. Sometimes I miss blog post deadlines. In fact, I’m “supposed” to be posting twice a week, and sometimes I only post twice a month. Oops. I just missed a deadline. I blame Peter. You see, Peter was madly in love with Lucy. He loved her so much that he promised to change his name to Jack if she would…

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10 Tips for Simplifying Complicated Relationships

10 Tips for Simplifying Complicated Relationships {}

Relationships make life worth living…but sometimes they can make life a little too, shall we say, complicated. Relationships are not easy, but they can be simple. In other words, all good relationships need work, but they do not need to be complicated to be effective and enjoyable. Take the time to simplify the complicated (and even the uncomplicated) relationships in your life, and you’ll find yourself…

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Does Valentine’s Day Complicate Relationships?

How to Not Complicate Your Marriage {}

At the risk of sounding like a hater, I admit that I’m not big on Valentine’s Day the way it is often celebrated in my great big beautiful USA. What’s not to like? Here are the Valentine’s Day biggies that rub me the wrong way: Crowds of “last-minute” men in the 20-items-or-less aisle hoping their tinted carnations and cheap chocolates show enough “love” to appease…

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