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Happy Resurrection Day!

Happy Resurrection Day! Here are a handful of Christ-centered crafts to help you and your children celebrate.

jesus-and-childNot only is today Resurrection Sunday (also known as Easter), but it also happens to be my youngest daughter’s birthday.

I can’t believe my baby is already four years old!

Abby loves to craft, and so do her siblings, so we’ll be celebrating both “special events” at once with some of the following activities.

We hope you have a lovely, Christ-centered holiday, as well!

I love this simple paper…

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Free Printable 2015 Calendars

Like to plan ahead? Download our free printable 2015 calendars:

If you are an advanced planner like I am, you may be interested in the new free printable 2015 calendars I’m sharing in the post today. This one is a year-at-a-glance. My husband uses it to keep track of his call schedule, but it is also good for counting down the weeks to a big event, like graduation, vacation, or a new baby:

Free Printable 2015 Year-at-a-Glance Calendar from www.flandersfamily.info

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The calendar I use most is this one. There…

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Sharing the good news of Easter (with a little help from Disney) :-)

Shaking the Nickel Bush (and Other March Reads)

Shaking the Nickel Bush (and Other Favorite March Reads) #books #giveaway

March Reads & ReviewsTexas had a unusually cold, wet, icy March. We even got a little bit of snow the first part of the month.

All this means we had to leave our summer clothes in storage a little longer than we normally do this time of year.

But the weather was perfect for cuddling under quilts and reading books in front of a blazing fire, which is how our family spent many an evening together this winter and early…

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Kirsten Dunst: She’s Simply Stating the Obvious

Kirsten Dunst: She’s Simply Stating the Obvious #feminism #femininity #must-read-books

Neurological research has demonstrated what any two-year-old could tell you: Men and women are not identical in either nature or function.

Equal? Yes. Identical? No.

Actress Kirsten Dunst made headline news last week for her comments concerning traditional gender roles.

“I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,” she told Harper’s Bazaar UK. “We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mum created.”

The interview is…

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Let Them Know

Let Them Know: the gospel is a fairy tale that’s true. #frozen #letitgo #musicvideo

This month, we’ll be celebrating the greatest love story ever told. I know Good Friday is still a week away, but I finished the following video a little early and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

For almost eighty years, Disney has been captivating our imaginations with beautifully rendered fairy stories. But as J.R.R. Tolkien explained to C.S. Lewis, the Gospel provides us with an authentic,…

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Apr 7

Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl {Giveaway}

Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl {Giveaway}

Enter to win a copy of Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl by Paula Hendricks

"What do you believe is your ticket to love?" | book review and giveawayA few weeks ago, I was contacted by Paula Hendricks, the writing and editorial manager at Revive Our Hearts ministries. She wanted to discuss the possibility of turning my book 25 Ways to Communicate Respect into a 30-Day online challenge, to which I enthusiastically agreed.

During the course of our communication, Paula mentioned that she had recently published a book herself: Confessions of a…

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Apr 6

How to Get Kids to Clean their Rooms

How to Get Kids to Clean their Rooms

In matters of housekeeping, as in so many other things, children are more prone to do what we inspect than what we expect. We have certainly found this principle to be true when it comes to keeping kids’ rooms tidy.

Free printable bedroom check charts for kids | www.flandersfamily.info

When I tell my children to clean their rooms, it helps when I clearly define what I mean by “clean.” But want to know what really motivates them to get the job done? When they know…

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Apr 3

Bible Memory ABCs

Bible Memory ABCs | free printable list from www.flandersfamily.infoWhen our older children were young, we had a little spiralbound Bible ABC book that we worked our way through, memorizing a Scripture verse for each letter. They loved racing each other to see who could say the verses first, and I loved the fact that they were hiding God’s word in their hearts.

We still have that original little book — none the worse for wear — but as it omitted several of my…

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Apr 1

12 Pins that Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Spread some sunshine instead of pulling pranks today. Here’s a dozen funnies to make you laugh #AprilFools #Jokes

Since we all know that laughter is the best medicine, and since every April Fool’s prank I’ve ever pulled has backfired, I thought I’d celebrate today by spreading a little sunshine instead of playing tricks. Here are a dozen pins I’ve spotted on Pinterest that have actually made me laugh out loud. I hope you’ll find them funny, too:

1. Indisputable Findings

women who carry a little extra weight...

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I was initially excited…

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