Timberdoodle Review: Pajaggle

My kids love this new Pajaggle board game -- it's harder than it looks!

As I’ve mentioned before, we’re longtime fans of Timberdoodle, so when the company offered earlier this year to let me try a slew of new products in exchange for an honest review of each, I jumped at the chance to participate. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the books … Continue reading

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Read Something Extraordinary this Summer

Summer Reading!!

School’s out. Summer’s here. And with it comes the opportunity to ramp up our pleasure reading. Our kids love summer, because it means they can pick what they read, read to their heart’s content, and get rewarded for doing so. (For a current list of companies that offer reading rewards, … Continue reading

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Mailbag: Arguments, Friendships, and Purity

10 Tips to help couples Quit Quarreling

Several of the questions we’ve received from readers lately deal with topics better suited to our other blogs, so we’ve taken the liberty of answering them there. Click through the links to read our full responses to the following questions: How can I stop arguing with my spouse? Even the … Continue reading

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Love & Respect (Coloring Page)

Dozens of free Scripture-based coloring pages from flandersfamily.info

Did you know that May is “Date Your Mate” month? Of course, if a wife doesn’t treat her husband respectfully, and if her husband doesn’t act lovingly toward her, then neither of them are going to feel like spending much time together, date night or no. Love and respect are … Continue reading

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Free Printable Military Anthems for Armed Forces Day

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My family is in San Antonio this weekend. Our daughter Bethany and our son David are both graduating from dental school this morning, and we’re here to help them celebrate. But today is also National Armed Forces Day, so I thought it would be a good time to share these … Continue reading

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Free Financial Charts for Hardworking Kids

Free printable forms for helping children manage their money

Dear Jennifer, My husband and I have considered giving our kids an allowance to teach money management, but the idea doesn’t set well with either of us. We favor the idea of having our kids do extra jobs to earn money. Then invest the money to make more. A good … Continue reading

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Plan for Success (Coloring Page)

Dozens of free Scripture-based coloring pages from flandersfamily.info

Yesterday, we graduated the sixth of our twelve children. Woo hoo! That means we’re halfway done with this homeschooling journey! To mark the occasion, I wanted to share this coloring page: This is the message we want each of our children to take with them as we launch them out … Continue reading

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Top 10 Take-Alongs for Your Next Cruise

Top 10 Take-Alongs for Your Next Cruise

If it seems like this blog has been on radio silence all week, it’s because our entire family has been on a Caribbean cruise (with the exception of Samuel, who was unfortunately in the middle of his surgery rotation in medical school and couldn’t join us). We had a blast, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day (Free Coloring Page)

Dozens of free Scripture-based coloring pages from flandersfamily.info

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share a special coloring page from my new devotional journal for moms, Sweet Child of Mine: The title of the journal came from a poem I wrote for the occasion: Sweet Child of Mine by Jennifer Flanders From the moment I met … Continue reading

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Large Family Laundry Tips (& Free Stain Removal Chart)

Large Family Laundry Tips

I got a message last week from a reader who was wondering how I manage my laundry and laundry room. She has a husband and five kids (hence, lots of laundry) and was hoping I could give her some new tips. Here’s all I got on that topic: Staying on … Continue reading

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Count It All Joy (Coloring Page)

Dozens of free Scripture-based coloring pages from flandersfamily.info

Final exams are right around the corner, so my college kids will be going through a very literal period of testing during the next couple of weeks. I thought perhaps the verse on this week’s coloring page might serve as a good reminder (to all of us) to maintain a … Continue reading

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Free Kids’ Meals, Report Card Rewards, and More!

Kids Eat Free at IHOP through May 6, 2016

Can you believe it’s almost May?! I’m busy wrapping up our homeschool studies and making plans for summer vacation, but I wanted to give you a quick heads-up on a few time-sensitive specials this week: Free Kids’ Meals From now until May 6, kids eat free every day at IHOP … Continue reading

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Reader Request: Prayer for Unborn Son

Praying for Your Unborn Child (Boy Version)

Hi, Jennifer. I would love a printable version of “Praying for your Unborn Child” for a boy. Could you make this possible? Thanks, Uretha Certainly, Uretha. I wrote the original prayer with feminine pronouns for several reasons: First, my last baby was a girl. Second, I thought writing it this … Continue reading

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For Better or Worse (Coloring Page)

Dozens of free Scripture-based coloring pages from flandersfamily.info

The past eight days have been joyous but busy ones for our family. It began with a triathlon in San Marcos last Sunday. Then came my baby’s birthday. Then mine. Then my husband’s. Then the 30th anniversary of the day we met. We took the kids on an out-of-town field … Continue reading

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Love Notes & First Impressions (Free Printable)

Free Printable Love Note Cards

Here’s a couple of fun but obscure facts for you: Today is Lover’s Day… and it’s also the 30th anniversary of the day I met my husband. Isn’t that a cool coincidence — that I’d meet the love of my life on a day set aside for celebrating such love? … Continue reading

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Run With Endurance (Coloring Page)

On glass-bottom boats in San Marcos

Our family is in San Marcos this weekend for the Texas State Triathlon. Dad and six of the kids trained for the event. Mom and the little ones just came along for the ride and moral support. Here we all are in a glass-bottom boat in Aquarena Springs yesterday (checking … Continue reading

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