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3 Cheap Summer Vacation Ideas

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Most people know they should come to me to discover how to accomplish their dreams on a budget…that’s why I’m sharing 3 cheap summer vacation ideas over on FaithGateway.com today! Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice great experiences or fun with your family. Grabbing a flight at the last minute might be difficult, but …

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Tommy Nelson Twitter Party June 6, 2013 #TNSummerReading

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Join me and some of my fellow Tommy Nelson Mommies (Lisa & Angie) as we co-host a Tommy Nelson Twitter party all about kids summer reading tonight! Not only will we be chatting about all things having to do with kids reading over the summer (including tips to encourage summer reading, what books your kids will love and whether or …

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Tommy Nelson May Blog Post: Being a Mom

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Being is mom is exhilarating, fulfilling and comforting… but at the same time it can be nerve-wracking, frustrating and downright scary! Never has that been more true than in our world today. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. ~ Proverbs 16:3 Being a mom doesn’t mean having all the answers, but it does …

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An Unorthodox Easter Story : Tommy Nelson March Blog

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Today you can find me over at the Tommy Nelson blog with a bit of an Un-Orthodox Easter story. Growing up, I really didn’t give religion much of a chance…let alone a relationship with Christ. As an only child who grew up with parents of different religions (a Jewish father and an Anglican mother from England – neither of whom …

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Valentine’s Day Tommy Nelson Book Giveaway

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It seems like a lot of you are un-crafty moms like me, so I decided to write a Valentine’s Day kids’ craft post over at TommyNelson.com to save all of you before the big day! Source: samicone.com via Sami Cone on Pinterest (For a full tutorial, read my Valentine’s Day Kids Card Pinterest Craft post). Before heading over to read …

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Colored vs. White Lights: My Tommy Nelson December Blog Post

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My blog post over at Tommy Nelson this month tackles one of the most deeply debated Christmas dilemmas of all time: Colored or White lights? Go ahead, laugh if you want, but colored Christmas lights almost ended our marriage after 5 months. Well maybe that’s over-dramatizing it a bit, but they certainly caused an immense amount of strife during what …

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Thanksgiving: A Time for Thanks and Giving with your family

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Thanksgiving represents so many things we love about this time of year, but sometimes we forget what is at its core: Thanks and Giving. This month, I’m back on the Tommy Nelson blog talking about exactly that…thanks and giving: We love to watch the leaves as the seasons change and more importantly, we love that family and friends tend to …

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The Activity Dilemma: Tommy Nelson September Blog

Only a few short months ago I was struggling to come up with a summer schedule that would optimize fun while still continue the learning process for my kids. Now we’re already back in school and instead of worrying about how to keep them occupied at home, I’m wondering how to keep them at home! It’s true, not only do …

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