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

Cow Appreciation Day is July 11, 2014 - Don't Miss 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! 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 … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Your Frequent Flyer Miles

How We Flew to Europe for Free

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 … Continue reading

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Children’s Annual Keepsake Record {Free Printable}

Free Printable Keepsake Chart for Kids to fill out annually | from

One 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 … Continue reading

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Super Easy Summer Giveaway

T-Shirt Giveaway this week at

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: That original image was just … Continue reading

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2014 Summer Reading Rewards


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 … Continue reading

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Fresh Ideas for Summer Fun

Laser Maze

Our family loves summer. We try to have a family discussion the first part of June to schedule time for those activities we know we don’t want to miss, like blueberry picking, crawfish boils, fireworks, and reading clubs. And then I print out a summer bucket list of other fun … Continue reading

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Baby Shower Games (with Printables)

Praying for Your Unborn Child | free printable prayer guide from

My baby turned four last month and doesn’t look much like a baby at all any more. Abigail loves babies as much as I do, but since God hasn’t sent our immediate family any new ones, we’ve had to content ourselves with cuddling her little nephew and my youngest grandson, … Continue reading

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Graduation Guest Book {free printables}

free printable graduation guest register via

We’ve been in San Antonio this week visiting our two kids in dental school and speaking at the FEAST Convention, but today we must book it back to Tyler in time for Benjamin’s graduation. He’ll be participating in our homeschool support group‘s cap and gown ceremony at 5 PM. We … Continue reading

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My Homemaking Bundle {and How I’ll Use It}

Free Things To Do With Kids-web

I’ve been seeing a lot of advertisements lately for “Ultimate e-Book Bundles” where less than $30 will get you almost $900 dollars worth of ebooks and other products. Ads such as this: Have you seen them, too? To be honest, I’ve resisted such offers in the past, mainly because I … Continue reading

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Happy Resurrection Day!

Christ's Empty Tomb Craft

Not only is today Resurrection Sunday (also known as Easter), but it also happens to be my youngest daughter’s birthday. I can’t believe my baby is already four years old! Abby loves to craft, and so do her siblings, so we’ll be celebrating both “special events” at once with some … Continue reading

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