8 Tips for Taking Down Christmas Decorations

8 Tips for Taking Down Christmas Decorations 8 Tips for Taking Down Christmas Decorations

5 Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

5 Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes 5 Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 12

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 12 Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 12

Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this.

Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this. Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this.

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 11

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 11 Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 11

Your mission this week, should you choose to accept it (and I recommend you do), is the first of three steps of the planning stage. Our planning missions deal with time, money, and food. Because I value time over money and slightly more than food, we will begin there. The first thing I want you to plan is to plan to not over-plan. Commit to not…

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Note: Heirloom Audio Productions sent us a free copy of the audio adventure The Cat of Bubastes based on the book of the same name by G.A. Henty in exchange for this review. I wish you could have seen my kids’ faces when they opened the package from Heirloom Audio Productions and saw The Cat of Bubastes. You would have thought it was Christmas! Actually,…

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For twelve simple Christmas missions and more simple Christmas encouragement and fun wrapped up with a pretty bow and delivered to your email inbox, sign up for my updates. (Okay, there is no bow.) For even more guidance and encouragement, buy my book.  One of the biggest “secrets” to a simple Christmas is planning to not over-plan. (It’s not really a secret, because I talk about it…

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I was given a free e-copy CTM Publishing Atlanta’s book by author Mark S. Mirza entitled The Pray-ers / Book 1 Troubles in exchange for this fair and honest review. The challenge in a book review is not to give away the plot, especially the ending, of a book, so I won’t. I won’t tell you any of the plot at all. I will tell…

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We were offered a free Annual Subscription from KidsEmail.org in exchange for this fair and honest review. As you know, we travel the USA full-time. There are 10 of us. My kids make friends along the way, and some of those kids want to stay in touch with our kids. It’s like having a traveling penpal, which has the potential to be really cool! For some…

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I love Christmas. I hope you do, too, because this year I’m running a series entitled Twelve Weeks of A Simple Christmas. It’s like the song Twelve Days of Christmas, except I won’t sing it. You’re welcome. Here’s the lowdown: This series will obviously be about twelve weeks long…unless, of course, Christmas is cancelled or I move to a country chalet in Switzerland, or I just…

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Photo Credit (Alterations mine) Life is amazing and it totally stinks all at the same time. It gives and it robs. It promises and it fails to deliver and sometimes it hands over so much pain we can’t breathe and so much joy we’re bursting. It’s full of summits and valleys, days when your cookies have chocolate chips in them and days when the “chocolate” in…

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