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A Common Sense Approach to Potty-Training

A Common Sense Approach to Potty-Training. Our chart will help you pick the perfect time to start!

Toilet Training Made Easy - one experienced mom's shares her perspective on how, when, and what works best | www.flandersfamily.infoMy husband was a hard one to toilet train.

At least, that’s what my prospective mother-in-law told me the first time we were introduced: “It’s so nice to meet you, Jennifer…. By the way, Doug was murder to potty-train.”

Those were practically the first words out of her mouth. Nearly twenty years had elapsed, and she still hadn’t forgiven him for all the trouble he’d given her while training.


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Aug 9

Why I Keep Saying “Yes” to Sex

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Why I Keep Saying Yes to Sex | a word to wives from lovinglifeathomeAuthor Leah Holder wrote a terrific post this week for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, which she entitled Why I Keep Saying “No” to Sex.

The gist of the article is this: She says “no” because she is not yet married.

Sexual purity is important to her because it is important to God, and she has therefore made a commitment to save sex for marriage, however unpopular or difficult such a…

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Aug 8

New Release: Get Up & Go!

Looking for fun ways to get fit as a family? Check out Jennifer Flanders’ new book: Get Up & Go!

Get Up & Go: Fun Ideas for Getting Fit as a Family (by Jennifer Flanders)Prescott Publishing is proud to announce the release of Get Up & Go: Fun Ideas for Getting Fit as a Family.

Are you looking for fresh ideas to get your children up and moving? Do you have trouble fitting a workout into your own busy schedule? Are individual fitness routines tearing your family life apart? Then it sounds like you need a little GET UP & GO!

As a mother of 12, author Jennifer…

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Aug 7

Jamberry Nail Wraps Giveaway

Jamberry Nail Wraps Giveaway: Enter for your chance to win.

Jamberry Nails - GiveawayMy daughter-in-law, Matti, recently introduced me to an amazing new product called Jamberry Nail Wraps.

For those who are unfamiliar with this handy little shortcut to beautiful nails, Jamberry wraps provide a fast, easy way to get professional-looking manicures and pedicures at a fraction of the cost.

Matti is such a firm believer in the product that she has recently become a Jamberry Nails…

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Aug 2

Staying Cool at the Pool

Staying Cool at the Pool - fun games for families who like to swim #GetUp&Go

During the summertime, our family swims almost every night. Since we usually pack a picnic dinner to eat at the pool, kitchen clean up is a snap. After returning home fresh, clean, and relaxed, we all slip into our pajamas and gather for storytime, then eat a quick snack before heading off to bed.

Keep cool at the pool with these fun summer swim games | www.flandersfamily.info

But summer is slipping away — it’s already August! That means only a few more weeks to enjoy our…

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Lost & Found

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Lost & Found | a touching story of a father's love... must read!It was a stupid thing to do. That much is obvious.

Normally, I would have spent recess swinging or sliding or riding on the merry-go-round. But that day, I sat alone at the edge of the playground holding my new ring, admiring the way it caused the sunlight to dance in my hand.

The ring was a birthday gift from my parents — a tiny diamond (April’s birthstone) set in the center of a small gold…

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Flanders Family Tumblog turned 1 today!

Flanders Family Tumblog turned 1 today!

It’s Time (Again) for Cow Appreciation Day!

It’s Timmmme (Again) for Cow Appreciation Day! Free food at Chick-fil-A. Don’t Mmmmmmiss it!

You know what tomorrow is, don’t you? It’s the second Friday in July, and that means it’s Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A!

Cow Appreciation Day is July 11, 2014 - Don't Miss It!

Any customer who shows up at Chick-fil-A tomorrow (July 11, 2014) sporting a cow costume will be rewarded with free food. Folks wearing full cow costumes will get the full meal deal. Partial cow attire will earn a free entree.

If you don’t already have a closet full of…

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"To acquire a habit for reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life."

"To acquire a habit for reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life."

Jul 3

Our Family Flew to Europe for Free {& Yours Can, Too}

Our Family Flew to Europe for Free {& Yours Can, Too} Here are 7 ways to earn more miles for your next vacation -

Our family flies free, and so can yours: 7 easy ways to earn free airfare to Europe... or anywhere else in the world (www.flandersfamily.info)We are not a family of frequent fliers. Quite the opposite, actually.

Yet with a little ingenuity and intentionality, we amassed enough “frequent flyer” miles with American Airlines a few years back to get ten free tickets to Europe, then spent three weeks backpacking across the Continent with nine children in tow (our lap baby flew free, even without a ticket).

How did we do it? It wasn’t as…

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