Christmas Scavenger Hunt Printable {and a Link-Up}

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt Printable

Thanksgiving is next week, and many of you have plans to start {or continue} your Christmas shopping on Black Friday. If you plan to take your kiddos, they will enjoy this Christmas Scavenger Hunt. Give them this free printable on a clip board. Let them color the pictures as they see each item throughout the [...]

Am I Really Listening?

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Am I Really Listening

A few weeks ago, I took a hard look at my relationship with my daughter. I decided that one thing I really needed to focus on is really listening to her. I need to not just hear what she is saying with my ears, but I need to listen with my heart. She’s at a tough [...]

The Promise {A Book Review}

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The Promise {Book Review} | thissweetlifeofmine.com

About The Promise Mallory’s search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal—and danger. Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal—to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of [...]

Parents, Pick Your Battles

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Two Girls Looking Angrily At Each Other

As parents, we can choose to pick our battles, or we can fight them all. The problem with fighting them all is that everything will then weigh the same. Is leaving the house in matching clothes and tidy hair as important as wearing a seatbelt in the car? Is what they wear to Walmart as important as [...]

20+ FREE Classic Books for Kindle

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20+ Classic Books for #Kindle | thissweetlifeofmine.com

We use our Kindles or Kindle apps frequently in our homeschool days. I use my app frequently to read aloud to Emma. I love that I can get free classics from Amazon to read to her. I don’t have to worry about library due dates or fines for keeping books so we can finish them. [...]

Kids Need Down Time

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Kids need down time to relax and regroup. | thissweetlifeofmine.com

Kids need downtime built in to their days. They need time to play and time to relax. Their bodies need to rest, and their brains need a break. Downtime allows them to recharge so they can be at their best for everything else they want to accomplish. Now, I say this as a big reminder [...]