During this Christmas Season I want to encourage you to remember the true reason for the season. Too often we get caught up with Black Friday shopping, Cyber Monday, and all the holiday parties and events we attend that we don’t relish in the true reason for the season.
Jesus is the reason for the season! As you shop, eat, mingle, remember we are celebrating Christ’s birth and as we celebrate and remember Christ birth, we should also be reflective of his second… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on December 8, 2014 at 2:57pm —
Added by Melissa on December 8, 2014 at 11:58am —
Title: GoldStar Magic! Family Pen-Pal Kit, ™ including NoraLee's Adventures on Planet Ifwee Genre: children
Author: Terry Nicholetti
Added by Mayra Calvani on December 1, 2014 at 1:11pm —
We start Thanksgiving morning with Praise and Pancakes at our church, it is one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving. Our church has this special service at 7 AM, we sing a few songs of worship to the Lord and then one by one whoever would like goes up front and says what they are thankful for. Most people are in their pajamas, its nothing fancy but special. After we give praise to God for all we have to be thankful for we enjoy pancakes together and sweet fellowship. My father in… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on November 19, 2014 at 12:01am —
Do you need vacation ideas?
Would you like to know what are the best vacation spots for families?
I contacted several family travel bloggers and asked them what was their most memorable vacation and why they recommended that destination to… Continue
Added by Anabelle Delgado on November 12, 2014 at 10:15am —
Last Christmas we met in my brother's house in South Carolina and we decided to drive!
It's a 15 hr drive from MA to SC; but a road trip doesn't have to be boring... we scheduled fun activities on our way there, which made it a very enjoyable and memorable trip.
We didn't tell… Continue
Added by Anabelle Delgado on November 11, 2014 at 9:10am —
When you get married, it is not only a merging of two lives but two families. With the upcoming holidays approaching have you discussed where you will spend Thanksgiving and Christmas?
It is important to discuss this ahead of time and both decide what works for your family. We have been taught to pray and ask God where to be which is important; we should desire to be in the right place at the right time no matter the occasion. What if you are supposed to spend… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on November 4, 2014 at 7:17pm —
The carpets which adore almost all the houses have a long history of evolution dating back to the ancient times though it needs Area rug cleaning. We get the oldest reference of the carpet in the year 2500 BC which is found in the rock paintings of Egypt. As depicted in the rock paintings at that time the carpet rags were used for covering the floor spaces where the leaders used to sit. Gradually the carpet has undergone development through the ages in order to take the… Continue
Added by Julia Gomes on November 4, 2014 at 2:25am —
Added by Lynda Benson on November 3, 2014 at 2:00pm —
This post is to encourage you to avail yourself to seminars, conferences and classes. I know it costs money to attend and it takes planning for your family and sometimes rearranging schedules. We need to recognize the need for concentrated growth in our lives. Just like vacation time is important to relax and refocus our lives at times. Times of investing in the Word of God, and classes/seminars that better our lives are necessary. It is nice to go to a one day class, but there is a… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 29, 2014 at 5:06pm —
I participated in Operation Christmas Child for the first time last year through my local church. My family thoroughly enjoyed giving back through this organization. All three of my boys loved picking out items for their shoe box; they each colored a picture and my oldest included information about himself in his box. It was a great way for them to actively participate in giving back.… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 25, 2014 at 12:19pm —
This post is to encourage you married couples to only speak well of your spouse. Most people would think that is common knowledge but I am amazed at how many times I am with strangers and people I know and they speak badly of their spouse. I know there are the extreme people who are unhappily married and speak horribly of their spouse all the time; I’m not talking about them. I am talking about people who I know to have a good relationship with their spouse and yet they well say… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 21, 2014 at 12:28pm —
The midterm elections are coming up Tuesday, November 4th
. The deadline to register to vote in California is October 20th. You can register to Vote on-linehttp://registertovote.ca.gov/
. You need to re-register to vote when you move to a new permanent residence, you…
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 18, 2014 at 5:20pm —
A few weeks ago I was on my friend Diana’s (www.PantryOverFlow.com
) radio show. It was so much fun! You can visit her site and listen to her radio show daily. She asked me to share some travel tips here is some of what I shared.
My husband and I make an effort… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 17, 2014 at 5:13pm —
Have you heard of Trunk or Treat? This is often an event sponsored by a church or community group as an alternative to Trick or Treating. A group of people gather typically in a parking lot, they decorate the trunks of their vehicles and instead of going door to door for candy and treats the kids go trunk to trunk. As a host of a trunk you can pass out candy, prizes, have games like bobbing for apples, fishing for small toys, bean bag toss, ring toss, etc.… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 15, 2014 at 11:29am —
Clergy Appreciation Month is celebrated in October, and the 2nd Sunday in the Month of October is designated as Clergy Appreciation Day.
Make time to honor the clergy in your life, not only on this day or month but all year long. I am grateful for national days and months because they get… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 11, 2014 at 11:32pm —
With three boys I am daily reminding them to keep their hands and feet to themselves. They like to wrestle, jump on each other and someone daily seems to be making unwanted contact with the other.
This past week my youngest son who is three hit another child in his class. Now if it was one of the children in the class that is always hitting the other children I probably wouldn’t have given it much thought, not that it is okay to hit for any reason. But he hit a child who I know… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 10, 2014 at 12:23am —
I have three boys, one is extremely picky, one is a little picky and one eats everything. My extremely picky eater was a good eater when he was a baby; he became picky when he was around two years old. There are a number of factors that come into play with his pickiness, I know I ultimately enabled him and at times I feel like a horrible mom for this. I hate that he’s not getting a balanced diet. I hate that he doesn’t enjoy himself as much when it comes to meal time when visiting… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 6, 2014 at 7:14pm —
As parents we desire for our children to be honest, not cheat, lie, or steal. I recently had a conversation with my seven year old about lying. He likes to say things to his brothers and then say “I was only joking”. Also this past week, someone threw a pillow at the three year old, who was knocked over and crying and when I asked who threw the pillow, the two older children did not want to own up to… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 5, 2014 at 6:02pm —
Bedtime routines are important and also special. I know as a parent there are some nights that are not as easy as other nights. I try and remind myself before I know it they won’t want me to tuck them in bed and read them that same story book we have read 10,000 times. There are those nights when I am tired and don’t want to do anything, I would like just to sit and relax. As I watch my boys, I'm reminded they are growing so fast and won't always need me to pick out their pajamas and… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on September 30, 2014 at 12:58am —