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How To Be A Confident Parent With Extended Family: 8 Do’s + Don’ts

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How To Be A Confident Parent With Extended Family: 8 Do’s + Don’ts
How to be a confident parent in front of your whole family… even if your kids act wild.  I’ll never forget the first time my oldest threw a complete fit in front of others. I was so shocked I didn’t respond for like 10 Mississippi’s.  She didn’t want to come to the table because she […]

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How to Create Christmas Experiences Your Family Will Remember

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How to Create Christmas Experiences Your Family Will Remember
THANK YOU TO CHESAPEAKE BAY CANDLE FOR SPONSORING TODAY’S POST. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN! SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE HERE! God created us with the ability to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the world around us.  Our 5 senses work together to tell our brain what is happening to us and […]

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Our Actual One-Income Budget for our Family of Five

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Our Actual One-Income Budget for our Family of Five
  To be honest, I really don’t want to publish this post. The thing is, I’ve loved sharing my family’s real (as in actual) budget over the years, but without fail, those posts receive some very harsh comments and feedback from others. Folks have literally ripped apart our budget and saying terrible things about our […]

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Life after debt. How one family found financial peace.

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Life after debt. How one family found financial peace.
Sometimes I think when people hear that we paid off over $55,000 of consumer debt in two years that we must be rich or at least make a six-figure income. But the truth is, we barely make $60,000 a year and back when we were deep in debt it was only $42,000 a year.  We […]

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Simple #LighttheWorld Family Home Evening

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Simple #LighttheWorld Family Home Evening
I was really wanting to do a Family Home Evening to introduce #lighttheWorld this year for Christmas.  Each week has such good themes, but I think there is something to darkness, that I really wanted my kids to understand. Honestly, my kids and most people don’t experience darkness all that much. I have a daughter […]

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Monthly Meal Prep – Feeding our Family of 6 as Simply as Possible

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Monthly Meal Prep – Feeding our Family of 6 as Simply as Possible
One of the most difficult parts of being a larger family is planning what we are all going to eat. Now that there are 6 of us, we have to be a lot more intentional about planning our meals ahead. This summer, I started a new meal prep process that has simplified the dinner rush […]

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Family Planning Tips every Married Couple Needs to Know

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Family Planning Tips every Married Couple Needs to Know
As a newly married couple, it’s likely you and your partner are considering having children. Even if children are only on the cards for much later, it helps to know the factors that play a role in fertility. Most factors that affect fertility and your ability to conceive can be changed or improved over time […]

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How to plan a family reunion that offers something for everyone

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How to plan a family reunion that offers something for everyone
  Big or small, reserved or even a little crazy, our family is important to everyone. And while the wonders of modern technology mean that your relatives are only a Skype call or email away, there’s nothing quite like meeting up in person. It’s a chance to meet new children or spouses for the first […]

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19 DIY FAMILY Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Love!

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19 DIY FAMILY Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Love!
Whether you're a seamstress or all thumbs when it comes to sewing (Like me!), the following 19 family Halloween costumes, anyone can make!  Continue Reading

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Happy Child, Happy Family: Introducing A Thriving School Year Blog Series

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Happy Child, Happy Family: Introducing A Thriving School Year Blog Series
There is no doubt that the school year is a very different beast than summer break – or before children start school. When our children go off to school, there are so many things for THEM to worry about, too many things for US to think about and too many things to keep up with […]

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Jurassic World Family Halloween Costumes

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Jurassic World Family Halloween Costumes
This post contains affiliate links. When our kids get into something, they really get into something. Thank goodness they have good taste, because our lives become consumed by the things they get into. First it was Cars, then Star Wars, and now Jurassic World. Before I go any further, let me tell you something about myself. […]

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Our Amsterdam family holiday

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Our Amsterdam family holiday
A few days ago I shared a post about our Home Exchange break in Amsterdam. In this post I wanted to share the places we visited while we were over there. I hope it helps if any of you who are planning a trip to Amsterdam. We really valued the recommendations we were given, they […]

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Family Games Night with Little Tikes Crazy games

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Family Games Night with Little Tikes Crazy games
We had our first proper family games night at the weekend, and it was so much fun! Arlo at three and a half isn’t quoite old enough for games with too many rules or games where you have to wait a long time between turns – he simply gets too impatient! Little Tikes sent us […]

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When You’re ‘That Family’

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When You’re ‘That Family’
Today we went to Chessington World of Adventures. They have a lovely little area where you buy tiny tubs of nectar for £2 each. Then you walk through and feed the birds. A bit like Mary Poppins. I looked in and saw all these families happily posing for photos with teeny tiny birds gracing their […]

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30+ Family of Four Halloween Costume Ideas

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30+ Family of Four Halloween Costume Ideas
Family Halloween Costumes are a blast! Here are 30+ family of four Halloween costume ideas that you will LOVE! Best Family Halloween Costumes Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and I always thought it would be fun to do themed costumes when my kids someday. Well, that dream has come to fruition, […]

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How to Feed a Family Healthy Meals on $128 a Week

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How to Feed a Family Healthy Meals on $128 a Week
Want to purchase healthy food for your family on a tight budget? This budget grocery list will show you what to buy. The post How to Feed a Family Healthy Meals on $128 a Week appeared first on Affording Motherhood.

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Should We Force Teens To Participate In Family Gatherings?

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Should We Force Teens To Participate In Family Gatherings?
I’ve been hearing lately from readers who are parenting teens (or who will be in the near future). Recently I answered a question about parenting teens on my advice column Ask the Mom at TheMid.com and I thought I’d share it here today. I hope you enjoy! -Meagan Help me out here, Meagan. A few friends […]

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How To Create A Family Budget

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How To Create A Family Budget
When you are trying to look after a family, it can be difficult to keep on top of payments. Depending on your situation, you might be splitting your earnings with a partner or you may be paying for your children by yourself. Both of these have their own struggles and so it is important to […]

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Family Therapy: Get to Know the Four Primary Methods

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Family Therapy: Get to Know the Four Primary Methods
In many ways, our families are responsible for the people we become, therefore, in order for any family to provide a nurturing environment for the younger members and to become a support system for everyone in it, it must function properly first. Unfortunately, due to the effects of multiple internal and external factors, families often […]

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Fall Family Photo Ideas

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Fall Family Photo Ideas
Few things can be as precious as having photos of your family to look back on. In different seasons of life, we find ourselves in awe at how quickly our children have grown, how the time flies, and what cute babies you make. Cue the baby fever! While family photos are fun, there’s something extra […]

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