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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.

What…

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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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