Fresh Fruit Crumble

Fresh fruit crumble recipe -- it's delicious!

Yesterday was our Isaac’s twelfth birthday. When we asked what kind of cake he wanted to celebrate, he answered — as he has for as many birthdays as I can remember — “I don’t want a cake, I want a cobbler.” And who can blame him? Sweet juicy berries, warm … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Psalm 45:4

Free Printable Scripture Memory Flashcards from www.flandersfamily.info

My youngest child turned five last month. Earlier this year, she learned how to pedal her bike without training wheels. (You can see her in action here.) Clearly, she’s not a baby anymore. So this week, we’ve been cleaning closets, clearing out crib mobiles and baby blankets and cotton onesies, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Place to Pick Strawberries

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In honor of National Strawberry Picking Day tomorrow (May 20), I thought I’d share a few family photos from our stop at Efurd Orchards in Pittsburg last week. We love going to Efurds and stop every time we are passing through. This time, the strawberries were ripe and ready for … Continue reading

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Mailbag Monday: Adult Children Living at Home

Mailbag Monday - a question on interpersonal relationships between a Dad and his adult children still living at home...

Dear Jennifer, I thoroughly enjoyed your book, Love Your Husband — so much so that I bought a few extra to pass out! I was tremendously encouraged by it!! Thank you!! I appreciate how you incorporate motherhood into the picture!! I went into marriage knowing and wanting to be the … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Jeremiah 33:3

Free printable Bible memory flashcards from www.flandersfamily.info

Several months ago, my husband brought home some new cordless phones to replace our old set whose reception had grown rather glitchy. The new phones get crystal clear reception, which means now we can actually understand what people who call us are trying to say. The only problem is that … Continue reading

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Mailbag: Getting Kids to Keep Their Rooms Clean

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Here’s one from my archives that’s as timely today as when I wrote it 8 years ago: Hi, Jennifer. How do you get teens to clean their rooms? This is a big struggle at our house right now. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks. Frustrated Mom Dear Frustrated, I believe … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Coupons {Free Printable}

Free Printable Coupon Booklet for Mother's Day from www.flandersfamily.info

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. We set it aside as a time to honor mothers everywhere and to recognize the all that they do for their families. But if you ask me, any day is a great day for remembering Mom, for hugging her neck, and for thanking her for the … Continue reading

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Quick & Easy Rice Crispy Treats

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats - Quick & Easy recipe from www.flandersfamily.info

My children love to help in the kitchen, so I’m always glad for quick, simple recipes they can make without much fuss or mess. Some of our favorites are three-ingredient recipes, such as peanut butter cookies (1 cup sugar, 1 cup peanut butter, and 1 egg) or rice crispy treats … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Psalm 127:3

Free printable scripture memory flashcards from flandersfamily.info

I called my husband at work last week to tell him something and prefaced my comments with, “I have some great news…” To which he immediately replied, “You’re pregnant!” Sadly, that wasn’t what I’d called to tell him — and at age 50, it’s seeming less and less likely that … Continue reading

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo

So what if Cinco de Mayo is a bigger deal in Texas than it is in Mexico? We love underdog stories, we’re proud of our southern neighbor’s David-and-Goliath win over the French at the Battle of Puebla (in 1862), and we enjoy a good Fiesta as much as the next … Continue reading

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