Family: Happy, Happier, Happiest

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Family Fun magazine recognizes year after year that families that have fun are simply the happiest. A few years ago, we shared a list about the secrets of fun families that Family Fun featured alongside how our own families embrace […]

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Fashion Expenditures

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I tend to spend leisure hours reading health magazines but periodically find myself immersed in fashion magazines. Browsing the endless pages of current trends—textures, colors, lines, etc., is mesmerizing. I’m reminded how much I (Litsa) love to shop at local […]

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Gratitude is Instilled: Raising Grateful Children

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The title, “Instill Gratitude, Not Attitude” by Farnoosh Torabi in Money’s April 2015 issue caught my attention. Money matters are hard enough to grapple with as an adult but balancing the budget with children seems almost impossible until we reflect […]

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Cleaning Reusable Water Bottles

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Hot weather means that reusable water bottles are constantly in use. I don’t leave my house without filling up a water bottle for me and the boys. Many times those water bottles get left in the hot car or in […]

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Country Life: Snake in the Chicken Coop

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The daily collection of eggs from the chicken coop is pretty routine these days. Every afternoon the eggs are collected in a mindless manner. Things changed Saturday when I opened the chicken coop door to find a snake in the […]

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An Apple Cake Flop

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It’s easy to get lost in recipes midweek! They are everywhere—-Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, magazines, newspapers—–and somehow they stay piled up on my desk (a.k.a. my kitchen table)—and before I can tame them (prep a dish or toss them), I come […]

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The Worst Spot for Germs: Bathroom Sink

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The cleaning list is endless in our household. With pets and children, there is always something to clean. It seems as if I’m (Litsa) on repeat many days and nights reminding my daughter that the bathroom sink is full of […]

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How Much Screen Time Do Your Kids Get?

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As we head into summer, hubby and I are struggling with the screen time usage for our boys. During the school year, our boys are not allowed to play video games during the school week. Since they are busy with […]

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