1. Kids and TV: Questions to Ask Yourself as you Decide What to Watch, and How Much

    Several days ago, a friend asked me about a specific TV show. She wanted to know if I let my kids watch it because she had some concerns. It was…

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  2. Frugal Fun for Boys Local Meet-up!

    Announcing... the first ever Frugal Fun for Boys local meet-up! (It's not just for boys. It's for boys, girls, moms, everyone!) If you happen to live in the Dallas…

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  3. Wooden Crate Toy Storage

    When we made our Wooden Crate Hot Wheels Parking Garage last month, the family member that loved it the most was Janie! She is 14 months old, and the crate…

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  4. Why it's Good for Parents to Require Kids to Obey

    I have noticed a trend in parenting advice in the last couple of years. The word "obedience" seems to have become a bad word in modern parenting. I have seen…

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  5. Seven Simple Ways to Help Kids Get Along

    It's summer vacation time - are your kids fighting yet? :-) Since we homeschool, we pretty much fight year round. Seriously though, I think that sibling fighting is one of…

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  6. DIY Wooden Crate Storage and Display for Hot Wheels Cars

    Here's a fun way to store and display Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars - a DIY wooden crate parking garage! This was really easy to put together, and it looks…

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  7. Wisdom and Parenting in the Middle School Years (A story about Instagram and how our world is getting larger, plus resources for parents!)

    I just bought him his first pair of shoes that are bigger than mine. Life used to be all about Thomas the Tank Engine and digging in the dirt, and…

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  8. Finding Perspective in the Mess of Motherhood

    Moms, do you feel overwhelmed by the mess in your house? I know I do. We are at a stage where the amount of upkeep needed just to keep our…

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  9. Does My Son Need to Toughen Up a Little? Raising Boys who are Courageous

    One topic that I see around the internet on a fairly regular basis is a concern over boys who might need to "toughen up a little." More often than not,…

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  10. A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Mom of Five

    Ever wondered what it's like to homeschool five kids? How we get it all done? What a day looks like? I thought it might be fun to record an entire…

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