Pistachios and Fairytales — a Combination worth Celebrating!

Book - Each Peach Pear Plum

Did you know that today is “National Pistachio Day”? My kids love pistachios. Ever since the summer my husband was stationed in El Paso and our family toured a pistachio farm outside of Alamagordo, we’ve been hooked. The children beg for them every time I go to the grocery store, … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Proverbs 18:22

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Proverbs 18:22 tells us, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.” That verse is near and dear to my heart for two reasons: First, because I sincerely want it to be my husband’s testimony of me. It would make me so sad … Continue reading

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Mailbag Monday: Year-at-a-Glance, Take 2

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I found this letter in my inbox just a few weeks ago: Dear Jennifer, I know its is only JANUARY 2015, but I have noticed that y’all do not have a 2016+ Year at Glance Calendar yet, and believe it or not, there isn’t a year at glance calendar like … Continue reading

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A Day at Mount Vernon

A Day at Mount Vernon -- What to do if you go

We traveled to Washington, DC, last month and visited Mount Vernon while we were there. Since today is Washington’s Birthday, I thought it as good a time as any to tell you about our trip. It has been almost fifteen years since last we visited George Washington’s estate, and we … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, George Washington!

free printables for Washington's Birthday

We have a son who firmly believes birthdays should (always and only) be celebrated on the actual anniversary of one’s birth. Not the weekend before. Not the weekend after. Not once the moving boxes are unpacked, or when we get home from vacation, or after the stomach bug has finished … Continue reading

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Teddy Bear Toast

Let the kids cook breakfast! Teddy Bear Toast on the Menu.

I don’t know what happens at your house, but sometimes at ours, Mom takes a break and lets the kids make breakfast. This dish – which our children have affectionately dubbed “Teddy Bear Toast” — is pretty self-explanatory. It’s fun. It’s tasty. It’s easy to make. And it’s actually very … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: John 3:30

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Lately, I’ve been reflecting on John the Baptist’s statement in the gospels: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30) The two go hand in hand, don’t they? As with children on a see-saw, both ends can’t be up at the same time. For one to go up, the … Continue reading

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Mailbag Monday: Diabetes Logs

Daniel and Jennifer Flanders

Hi, Jennifer. WOW! I found your blog by doing a search for blood sugar logs. My three children all have Type 1 diabetes. The older two wear pumps and CGMs and we haven’t kept a traditional log for years. However, our youngest was diagnosed super early through TrialNet and just … Continue reading

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Valentines for You to Color {free printable}

Valentines to Print and Color

As a child, my favorite part of Valentine’s Day was getting to make my own. Back when I was growing up, valentines didn’t come in boxes, but in books. I’d spend hours cutting and pasting and folding on the dotted lines, getting them ready to hand out to my little … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln!

Celebrating Lincoln's Birthday

Yes, I know President’s Day isn’t until Monday, but today is Abraham Lincoln’s actual birthday. Back when I was growing up, we used to get two days off from school instead of just one, because we celebrated Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays separately. And it is in that spirit this post … Continue reading

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