“No Really, You Never Know When A Mummy will Come In And Eat You”

January 9, 2013
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Often I like to sit and listen unobserved to the various conversations that occur among the children during the course of the day. Sometimes you can over hear giggles, and sweet sister play, as they pretend to be mommies with their babies…. Other times you can hear the boys speculating about what kind of critter […]

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Teaching Our Children To Serve Others

January 8, 2013
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Not so long ago I was asked what was one of the things I consider most important to instill in children. I paused, there are the obvious things such as kindness, respect, and responsibility, but I think more important than those traits is teaching your children to serve others. If we teach our children to […]

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Saved By The Turkeys!

January 7, 2013
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Around here we are all about the deals. Over the summer I had gone into our local Walmart to pick up some items, as I rounded the corner in the meat department I was faced with a sign that read TURKEY $0.50 per pound…. My mommy antenna shot up…that is some cheap meat!! I have […]

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Flan….it’s so easy to make!!

January 6, 2013
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In our home cooking is a daily affair….Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner! I enjoy cooking but usually what I fix is in large quantities and although I will admit that my cooking has always gotten good reviews in the flavor department, it lacks in gourmet style and presentation. Usually I am cooking ten to twenty pounds of […]

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HedBanz,Teachable Moments, and Life Time Funnies!

January 5, 2013
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Life around here tends to be one hysterical occurrence after another …. As a rule kids say the darn-est things add 7 kids to that and it becomes “kids say the darn-est things to the 7th power” Take this morning for example….. My husband and I were sitting in the Den with our computers enjoying […]

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Putting Old Greeting Cards To Good Use… A DIY Project For Families

January 3, 2013
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Each year we LOVE receiving Christmas letters, pictures and cards. It is wonderful to hear from friends and family and to see how every one has grown and to catch up on the what has been going on in their lives. We read the seasons greetings over and over and we place them on display […]

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The New Year Is Here!

January 2, 2013
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2013 is here…. I must be getting old because I suddenly feel nostalgic over the fact that 2013 use to seem so futuristic and now it is the present. We don’t have flying cars or hover crafts to transport us. We still live on Earth and not in space in some “George Jetson” type of […]

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A Contrite Heart In The Midst Of Eye Rolling

June 27, 2012
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  When you have a large family and you are raising teens at the same time as you are raising little ones, the little guys some times get exposed to attitudes and things that maybe your older children were not exposed to. Eye rolling being one of those things….. We have always told our children  […]

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Frogs, Snails, Puppy Dog Tails & Rock Climbing Rescue Heros

June 5, 2012
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My two younger sons are all boy!! You know the whole frogs and snails and puppy dog smells….I mean puppy dog tails… They are all about the critters frogs, turtles, lizards and geckos. It helps that we live out where critters come in plentiful supplies! Ever since the Baby Boy was a little toddler he […]

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Ready…Ready For Anything

June 4, 2012
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Upon hearing that I have ten children most people exclaim one of two things…They will say something like “oh you must have the patience of Job” which as much as I would love to say “oh yes I do” I must be honest and admit that I am not overly patient, however this is  definitely […]

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