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    Raising Christian Boys — The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

      “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6 Boys…love them…the good (never tired of hearing, “Love you, Mom“)…the bad (stinky feet and the other unpleasant aromas that I dare not speak of publicly) and the ugly (sometimes their willfulness makes me want to pull my hair out. lol) (Moms, I hope you’ll share with me some of your own tips in raising boys…here’s 10 points I wanted to share with you in my own experience.) 10 things to remember in raising Christian boys… 1. They have individual personalities…there’s not a “one size fits…

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    Never Fear…School is Just About Here – Back to School Tips

    It seems like the summer always flies by sooooo fast!   We’ve actually already started our homeschool year.  We sort of do a “warm up” week to get back into the groove of schooling again. This year we’re actually doing two weeks like this since I’m waiting for my oldest son to return home from visiting his grandparents.  So, next week we should be in full grind of all our normal school activities. My school room is almost organized…and we’re just waiting for a few more packages to come in that will be a part of our curriculum.  I don’t use any one source for homeschooling.  I like to mix and…

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    4th of July Decorations, Food and Activities

    July 4th Decoration Ideas Flags – You can hang a real flag or even a red, white and blue windsock. If you do hang a flag, be sure that it doesn’t touch the ground. Decorate your yard – Add a few accoutrements to your flower garden to subtly accentuate the outside of your home. Patriotic pinwheels interspersed among the flowers can dazzle passers-by. If you are having a get-together at your home, kids can take the pinwheels with them at the end of the event. Red, white and blue centerpieces – For your dining table and also outdoor patio tables (if you are having guests over), welcome the celebration with…

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    Yay! Kids Can Help with the Laundry! (Video)

    Yay! Kids Can Help with the Laundry! (Video) My own kids have been helping to do their own laundry since they were 3 and 4 years old.   I just thought I would share this cute video of  Jendi’s children doing laundry.  I think you’ll really enjoy it! (And hopefully be inspired.) By the way, this is a great summer time “training” project…which should help relieve stress during the busy school year if you have older children. *You can visit Jendi’s blog, by clicking here. Note: By the way if you’re interested in doing your own Vlogging (video blogging), Jendi offers some great tips!  Check it out by clicking here.]]>

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    Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies – Quick Recipe

    Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies – Quick Recipe “Because Mom Makes them Better” was my youngest son’s quote this morning immediately after my middle son said that it was better than Braums.   I don’t know if I could exactly compete with Braums, but the price sure is better. (BIG GRIN) You may be surprised that I served this for breakfast.  For a quick breakfast, I used to feed them some bananas with peanut butter smoothed over the top with a small glass of milk. Suddenly, I thought, why not make breakfast super special by serving it all mixed in a smoothie! (Great idea, mom!) Here’s the pic, to entice you a…