Mailbag: Tracking Progress on Daily Goals

Measurable Progress Chart from

Hi, Jennifer. I just printed several of your year-at-a-glance calendars to go with Money Saving Mom’s Make Over Your Morning eClass. I’m going to be recording things like water and vegetable intake, exercise, reading fiction and nonfiction, up by 7, devotions, etc. I think seeing the streaks are going to … Continue reading

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9 Thoughts that Can Change Your Marriage (and other August Reads)

August Reads 2

We didn’t get as much reading done as we normally do this month, but the books we did finish were terrific, so I wanted to share them: Our family has read through The Chronicles of Narnia many times over the past three decades, and The Horse and His Boy has … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Proverbs 4:25

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My husband does not like to go to photography studios, so for the past two decades I’ve taken almost all our family portraits myself. I set my camera up on a tripod, frame the shot the way I want, and use a remote to release the shutter. In the days … Continue reading

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A Dozen Picture Books for Dog Lovers

12 Children's Picture Books for Dog Lovers...

Since tomorrow (Wednesday, August 26) is National Dog Day, I thought I’d share some of our family’s favorite picture books about these furry, four-legged friends. If you’re a dog lover (or are the parent of a dog lover), you’ll want to check these titles out ASAP: Martha Speaks If your … Continue reading

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So Long, Summer. Hello, Organization & Productivity!

Make your mornings smoother and more stress -free this school year...

I know that summer doesn’t officially end for another month, but school starts up again tomorrow, so it may as well be over. No more late, leisurely mornings for this family! Three of our children are beginning dual credit courses at the local junior college this semester: Which means that … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Song of Solomon 8:7

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Last weekend, I helped throw a wedding shower for a long-time family friend. Isn’t she a beautiful bride? And she’s just as lovely inside as she is out. My husband is always thrilled when I host this sort of event in our home, because it means that the house gets … Continue reading

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10-Minute Peanut Butter Cookies

10-Minute, Super-Simple, Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe is super simple and fun to make. Whether you need a last minute party dish, an afternoon snack for the kids, or something to quickly satisfy your sweet tooth, this is the recipe for you. My family has been making these cookies for years and loves them. This … Continue reading

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FREE Video Courses from Craftsy

Free Craftsy Video Course-Card Making

Looking for a fun and easy way to learn a new skill? Or maybe you’d like to add some enrichment classes to your homeschool schedule? Craftsy offers an amazing variety of paid courses for just about any craft you can imagine, but they also have nearly four dozen mini-classes that … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Amos 5:24

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The year after we moved to Tyler, the Parks and Recreation Department built a new skate park. That was 17 years ago, back when we had a garage full of rollerblades and a house full of aspiring stuntmen (including my husband, who probably should have known better). He drove our … Continue reading

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Mailbag: Scrapbooking Calendar for 2016

Free printable monthly calendars for scrapbooking, micro-journaling, and bulletin boards |

Dear Jennifer, Hi! I absolutely adore your calendar! I love that you add just the right amount of details and it is so cute! I am a preschool special education teacher and would love to use your calendars to provide parents with school related information. Would you be able to … Continue reading

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Scrapbook Shortcuts: Going Digital

Digital scrapbooking + AdoramaPix = Beautiful photo books with durable, lay-flat pages and vibrant, fade-free photos.

A few weeks ago I started a series of scrapbooking posts, highlighting the methods I use and how those practices have changed over the forty years I’ve been making memory books. Of course, one of the biggest changes occurred when I switched from using film to taking digital photos. Whereas … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Hebrews 12:1

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In Hebrews 12:1, we read this admonition: “Therefore seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” One of … Continue reading

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Children’s Growth Charts {Free Printable}

Free printable growth charts for children from

I can tell by looking at Google analytics that one of the search terms that brings readers to this site is “children’s growth charts.” The page to which those readers are directed is our free printables listing, which up until this week offered only the growth chart I personally use … Continue reading

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Mailbag: Non-Religious Homeschool Options?

Student Studying in Library

Hello, We are considering homeschooling our children and are having a hard time determining what program(s) to go with. I was wondering if you might give me your advice. Can you tell me what you use? I know that most of the programs have religious components and I’m not worried … Continue reading

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What to Do When You’re Bored {Free Printable}

What to Do When You're Bored

I spotted the idea for this Bored Board on Facebook (read the original post here), and thought it was so smart! At our house, unfortunately, it would never last in this format long enough to be of use. We use our dry erase board everyday for spelling and on the … Continue reading

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Goin’ Fishin’ for “F” Sounds

Fishing for F Sounds - a speech therapy game to help with articulation of initial F and final SH |

Although you wouldn’t know it to hear them talk today, several of our children required speech therapy when they were younger. They came by their reversals and delays honestly, for I had to take several years of speech therapy as a child myself. We are firm believers in calling in … Continue reading

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