5 Kernels of Corn

On Thanksgiving, we leave 5 kernels of corn by each plate, and guests use them to count off five of the year's biggest blessings....

‘Twas the year of the famine in Plymouth of old, The ice and the snow from the thatched roofs had rolled; Through the warm purple skies steered the geese o’er the seas, And the woodpeckers tapped in the clocks of the trees; And the boughs on the slopes to the … Continue reading

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6 Steps to a Stress-Free Holiday

6 Steps to a Stress-Free Holiday Season | from www.flandersfamily.info

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching (Tomorrow! Can you believe that?), and Christmas will be right behind it. Anticipation is mounting, but — for many of us — stress levels are climbing, too. Far too often, December flies by like a whirlwind, and we come to the end of it exhausted, over-spent, … Continue reading

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When Life is Spinning out of Control

When Life is Spinning Out of Control... | strategies that help from flandersfamily.info

I’m making some steady progress by using Mondays to clean out my mailbag. Here’s this week’s letter: Dear Jennifer. I have 11 kids and noticed you have a big family too!! Mine range from 9 months to 16 yrs. They help a lot, but I am so very busy… I … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of Medications {Free Printable}

Free printable medication administration chart for patients and their caregivers -- never miss another dose!

I’m using my Mondays to clear out my mailbag. Here’s this week’s request: Hi, Jennifer. I have used several of your charts because I am a completely unorganized man. The charts have helped immensely. Thank you sooo much. How about a medication chart reminding oneself to take their meds on … Continue reading

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Can You Name 5 Off the Top of Your Head?

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Although a grateful heart is something we should cultivate continually, it is especially fitting — in the days leading up to Thanksgiving — to be mindful of the many ways God has blessed us. Here’s a little chart to help you do that: I limited it to five, in memory … Continue reading

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Mailbag Monday: Report Cards for Middle Schoolers

Free printable report cards for middle schoolers

My inbox is overflowing with questions from readers, so I’ve decided to tackle one per week until I get it cleaned out. Here’s the first: Dear Jennifer, I just viewed your printable report card and I really like it; however, I have a middle school student and the reading and … Continue reading

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Birthday List {Free Printable}

Birthday Calendar

I love the fact that I can plug birthdays I want to remember into the calendar on my computer, and it will automatically remind me about the before the big day. (Birthday Alarm is a free app that does the same thing). Such reminders help make sure I get cards … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Christian Living Bundle

It's finally here!! The Ultimate Christian Living Bundle!

Doug and I are both so excited to be participating in the 2014 Ultimate Christian Living Bundle. It contains an amazing collection of resources on a variety of topics from some of the best writers in their respective fields. Check them out below: Who among us doesn’t want to lead … Continue reading

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Children are a Blessing

You don't have to have very many children before other people start quizzing you on your family size -- three or four is usually enough to pique their curiosity. | www.flandersfamily.info

Last week, my daughter in dental school tagged me on Facebook with a link to the article When Did We Start Hating Big Families? “Was this your experience at all?” she wanted to know, referring to the negative comments the author of the article got regarding her three (3) children. … Continue reading

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A Family Favorite: Raisin Bran Muffins

Kick start your morning with raisin bran muffins | www.flandersfamily.info

Our family has been using this recipe for Raisin Bran Muffins for decades now. It is an adaptation of one my own mother cut off of a cereal box when I was a young girl. To this day, it remains a family favorite. Although several of my kids won’t eat … Continue reading

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