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 Lots 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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25 Ways to Encourage Literacy

25 Ways to Encourage Literacy - What parents can do to pass on to their children a deep love for reading

This week is National Library Week, and I didn’t want to let it pass without writing a post devoted to one of my favorite pastimes: Reading. With twelve children, as you might imagine, we have a wide spectrum of personalities and interests. Some of our kids love to read and … Continue reading

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Don’t Grow Tired of Doing Good (Free Coloring Page)

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

Since today is National Siblings Day, I thought I’d share a coloring page I designed especially for brothers and sisters. This one features 2 Thessalonians 3:13 — “As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.” That’s a good reminder, not only for … Continue reading

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Easy 3-Cheese Lasagna w/Meat Sauce

Easy 3-Cheese Lasagna with Meat Sauce

My husband is a spaghetti lover, so we have that dish at least two or three times a month. Most of my children prefer lasagna, however, so occasionally I’ll mix things up and serve that pasta dish instead on our weekly “Italian Night.” The recipe I use, adapted from the … Continue reading

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Mailbag: Do You Need to Take a Look in the Mirror?

Mailbag Mondays

My husband and I get lots of messages from folks who read our blogs (my Loving Life at Home and his All Truth is God’s Truth, in addition to this family blog). Sadly, many of the comments we receive are negative, like the people who claim I’m robbing my children … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma {Free Coloring Page}

Free Scripture-based coloring pages from flandersfamily.info

I hope you had the loveliest of Easter celebrations last Sunday. I missed posting a coloring page on Resurrection Day, but wanted to share this one with you today, as it looks back to Jesus’s finished work on the cross: “Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a … Continue reading

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Making Physics Fun (a Timberdoodle Review)

Engino = Building sets for budding engineers that are both fun and educational

When we began our homeschooling journey nearly thirty years ago, there was not the plethora of curriculum suppliers that we see today. So I was very grateful when, as a young mom, I stumbled upon a family-owned company by the name of Timberdoodle that sold slightly quirky but wonderfully fun … Continue reading

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Mailbag: 2017 Scrapbooking Calendar

2017 Scrapbooking Calendar - thumbail

I received the following message from a reader named Cathy several weeks ago: I am making gifts for my students in 5th grade. Would you happen to have the first half of the 2017 calendar? These are awesome! So I drew up the first six months and sent them to … Continue reading

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The Good News of Easter (with Help from Disney)

The Good News of Easter, told with a little help from Disney

This weekend, Christians celebrate the greatest love story ever told. So in honor of Good Friday, I thought I’d repost this music video I made a couple of years ago. For almost eighty years, Disney has been captivating our imaginations with beautifully rendered fairy stories. But as J.R.R. Tolkien explained … Continue reading

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Mailbag: Personal Experience with Miscarriage?

Recovering from a miscarriage

Hi there, I have enjoyed following your blog for some time, and I also read your book Love Your Husband which was terrific. I searched through your site looking for help/advice on recovering from a miscarriage. Do you have any experience with this? This was my 8th pregnancy and first … Continue reading

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Hosanna in the Highest!

Free printable coloring pages with Scripture emphasis from flandersfamily.info -- Bible based, so you can meditate on the truth of scripture while you relax and color!

That’s what the crowds called out as Christ rode into Jerusalem a week before His death: “Glory to God in the highest!” “Hosanna! Hossana!” “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” But what a difference a week makes! Since Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the … Continue reading

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