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Summer plans? 4 low-cost ideas to try with your kids

Summer is officially upon most of us. The calendar has turned to June and that means school is out for most of us. It also means we need to fill the suddenly empty days. Whether you homeschool or not, here are a few ideas to get you started. Then let me know what ideas you can pass on to the rest of us!   Become a tourist in your own back…

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Advice for raising a daughter

We came across this blog by Ron Edmondson on christianpost.com and it touched our hearts. We hope it does the same for yours~ I never had a daughter. I have a great daughter-in-law, and she has a special relationship with her dad, but I never got to raise a girl. I missed out, didn’t I? But, I know a few grown girls. I’ve witnessed scars.…

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Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day Weekend. Barbeques are planned. People have arranged their vacations months ahead of time for these three days. There are retail sales everywhere–mattresses, cars, televisions, clothes–in fact, it’s known as one of the biggest “sale” times of the year. The commercialism…

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Mr. Shucks’ Smile Says it All!

Mr. Shucks,  Cedar Rapids Kernels mascot seemed to be enjoying himself at  the MIKECHAIR Concert after the game last night.  He and several hundred others I might add!  What a great way to end “Faith Day to Fight Hunger” at Veterans Stadium. Get this… The heavy rains predicted all week waited until nightfall.…

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Northeast Iowa Food Bank is on the move

Barbara Prather from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank stopped by the Life 101.9 Afternoon show a few days ago to chat about what’s happening at the food bank: All donations made to the food bank from March 1st to April 30th will be proportionality match by Mr. Feinstein, a philanthropist from Rhode Island.  These donations…

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Helping your kids finish the school year strong

Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family Magazine has some suggestions for helping your kids finish the year strong. They say kids begin the second semester with a bang but it’s common for them to quickly lose steam. They suggest a special calendar color-coded for each child and highlighting holidays and events the kids…

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Developing a love of reading in your young children

Periodically I get asked questions about how my children became lovers of books. Look for several posts that address what I did, starting with tiny kids otherwise known as infants and toddlers. 1) When my kiddos are infants I started by reading to them any moment we were sitting down. Before they could sit up or hold the book, we’d…

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Developing a love of reading in your young children

Periodically I get asked questions about how my children became lovers of books. Look for several posts that address what I did, starting with tiny kids otherwise known as infants and toddlers. 1) When my kiddos are infants I started by reading to them any moment we were sitting down. Before they could sit up or hold the book, we’d…

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The importance of family

A couple weeks ago my kids and I made the trek to Nebraska to visit family. Anytime we make the trip, it is a drive with a capital D. It takes 14 hours to get from our home in Indiana to North Platte, Nebraska, where my parents, siblings, and their families live. To my kids, it’s a time of COUSINS. Yep, the all caps is quite intentional. Family…

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Help your family receive the undeserved

This week, our family read John 13. Jesus was celebrating the Passover meal with His disciples. As the evening was beginning, Jesus took off his cloak and began to wash the feet of His disciples. When we read the story of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples, it is easy to focus on the act of service. Jesus gives a wonderful example…

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