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Thoughtful Gifts for Children (Alternative to Toys!)

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Over the last couple of years, I have had a lot of fun sharing my favorite gift ideas with you. I have always loved giving gifts, even if I’m a minimalist at heart. I’ve made gift guides for Classy Gentlemen, […]

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So Thankful

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. I just wanted to take a moment to wish my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving, and to express some of the things I am grateful for this year. This is the fifth Thanksgiving we have spent overseas since our […]

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Camping at Home– A Fun & Easy Family Adventure

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.We had a fun family adventure this weekend.  We went camping! And it was so easy, free and fun– no packing, no hauling anything, no hassle.  Because we went camping at home.  Yes, this might be considered cheating by camping […]

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The Family Meeting: Building Harmony and Cooperation

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Today I want to talk about something we have been doing about as a family for several years now, that has made life more harmonious and stable, despite a lot of difficult transitions.  We began having weekly family meetings when […]

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The Family Piggy Bank Project

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Last year, I wrote about a special project our family started working on at Christmas: The Family Piggy Bank.  I bought a piggy bank, wrapped it up, and set it under the Christmas tree, with a label that read, To: […]

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A Fun Little Flower Party

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Saturday was Amelia’s 7th birthday. After deliberating for months over the party theme, she finally settled on “flowers.”  I was happy, because I knew I would have fun with this one, and because I was glad I could talk […]

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And Then There Was The Cake

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Eight years ago, today… We got married in front our loved ones in California.  And about an hour into our new status, we had our very first marital miscommunication– in front of all of our friends and family! I still […]

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A Childhood Milestone: Moving Into the Playhouse

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.  (For those just joining us, you’ll want to read the first part of this story: A Lemonade Stand– Bringing a Bit of American Childhood to Bury St. Edmunds.)  Well, we had a big milestone for a certain little girl […]

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