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Lost & Found: the touching story of a father’s love -http://wp.me/p1fQxK-1f7

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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Jul 1

5 Lessons I Learned by Losing a Diamond

5 Lessons I Learned when I Lost My Diamond (and where to look if you lose yours) from lovinglifeathome.comLast month, I lost the diamond out of my wedding ring — an irreplaceable family heirloom. It made me feel sick when I glanced down at my hand while dining in a local restaurant and noticed it missing, for how long, I didn’t know.

Years earlier, my husband’s grandmother had taken the diamond off her own finger as soon as Doug announced his intention to marry me. She reached over, patted me on the…

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Children’s Annual Keepsake Record {Free Printable}

Children’s Annual Keepsake Record {Free Printable} #scrapbooking

Summer GoalsOne of my personal goals this summer is to update all my children’s scrapbooks/ baby books.

I was fairly caught up on this daunting job when we moved three years ago, but I’ve fallen considerably behind since then.

Three years, times as many kids as we still had at home when we moved, plus the book I keep for Mom and Dad, puts me about forty years behind!

Not to worry, though. I’m fairly quick…

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Super Easy Summer Giveaway

"Rules for Dating My Daughter" T-Shirt Giveaway. Enter for your chance to win!

My husband published an image on his blog over the weekend that generated a surprising amount of traffic. The name of the post was A Christian Father’s Rules for Dating My Daughter and the image was a photo of him wearing a T-Shirt like this:

T-Shirt Giveaway this week at www.flandersfamily.info

That original image was just something I photoshopped, but we got such a positive response to it that I’ve uploaded the design to SunFrog Shirtsand am…

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A Christian Father’s Rules for Dating My Daughter

"Rules for Dating My Daughter" - A Christian Dad’s response to Feminst Father

I spotted a photo in my newsfeed yesterday of the T-shirt a feminist father made to explain his expectations to anyone interested in dating his daughter. His “rules” sent a clear message: “What my daughter does is her own business, and you’ll answer to her, not to me.”

As the father of four daughters myself, I found this man’s laissez-faire attitude to be a little unsettling. I believe a dad has…

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2014 Summer Reading Rewards

Looking for ways to motivate your kids to read this summer? Check out these 2014 Summer Reading Rewards #welovebooks

Looking for ways to inspire your kids to read more this summer? Here's a long list of incentive programs to help you do it. | from www.flandersfamily.info
Summer book clubs and reading reward programs are always popular at our house. What follows is an updated list of programs that will inspire your child to curl up with some good books throughout the summer and on into the next school year. Know about any I’ve missed? Please leave a comment below and share, so I can add it to the collection. Barnes' & Noble Summer ReadingBarnes & Noble:
Earn a free book this summer when you…

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