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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Free Printable 2015 Calendars

Free Printable 2015 Year-at-a-Glance Calendar from www.flandersfamily.info

If you are an advanced planner like I am, you may be interested in the new free printable 2015 calendars I’m sharing in the post today. This one is a year-at-a-glance. My husband uses it to keep track of his call schedule, but it is also good for counting down … Continue reading

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Shaking the Nickel Bush (and Other March Reads)

March Reads & Reviews

Texas had a unusually cold, wet, icy March. We even got a little bit of snow the first part of the month. All this means we had to leave our summer clothes in storage a little longer than we normally do this time of year. But the weather was perfect … Continue reading

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How to Get Kids to Clean their Rooms

Free printable "Bedroom Check" charts from www.flandersfamily.info

In matters of housekeeping, as in so many other things, children are more prone to do what we inspect than what we expect. We have certainly found this principle to be true when it comes to keeping kids’ rooms tidy. When I tell my children to clean their rooms, it … Continue reading

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Bible Memory ABCs

Bible Memory ABCs | free printable list from www.flandersfamily.info

When our older children were young, we had a little spiralbound Bible ABC book that we worked our way through, memorizing a Scripture verse for each letter. They loved racing each other to see who could say the verses first, and I loved the fact that they were hiding God’s … Continue reading

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe -- Yum!

We’ve been blessed with a lot of children who love to eat salad. This is one of our family’s favorites. I usually make a big enough batch to fill a punch bowl and seldom have a single serving left by the end of the meal. Ingredients: 1 head of iceberg … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Babies, Belles, and Blogs

Fun {Free} Things to Do in Tyler, Texas

Although things have been a little quiet on our family site lately, we’ve been busy on our blogs (and elsewhere). Do You Wanna Have a Baby? For starters, we just produced our first music video. It’s redo of one of our favorite FROZEN songs, but with original lyrics better fitting … Continue reading

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Calligraphy Coloring Pages

Free printable blackline masters for coloring (from flandersfamily.info)

A couple of months ago, I taught a short class on calligraphy techniques and let my students experiment with different calligraphy supplies, including chisel-tipped markers, calligraphy pens with ink cartridges, and quills dipped in ink. All these tools take a time and practice to master, though, so I also passed … Continue reading

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Encouraging Creativity in Young Children

Encouraging Creativity in Young Children | free printable from www.flandersfamily.info

After I published my age-appropriate chore chart several months ago, I had several people accuse me of robbing my children of their childhood by having them pitch in with household tasks. So to demonstrate that I don’t believe life should be all work and no play, I came up with … Continue reading

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Artemis Fowl and Other February Reads

February Reads

Despite the fact February was a short month, we got some great reading done during the course of those four weeks. What follows are our favorite titles of the month. Two of these I read on my own, two I read aloud to our kids, and two my husband read … Continue reading

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