Truth in the Tinsel helps little children understand the concept of Christmas from a Biblical perspective.

Celebrate the Season by finding the Truth in the Tinsel


Several years ago, when my big kids were still little kids (*sniff, sniff*) I wanted to do something meaningful for the Christmas season. They were still too small to do big kid stuff, so I needed to find something that we could do at home. I stumbled on it by accident, but it has been one of the best Christmas…

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Fall means pumpkin spice, pumpkin bread and…Christmas?!?


Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer; never mind that my kids have been back in school for three weeks. But now that September is officially here, I can really switch the button in my brain to Fall, and move on to all the things I love about my favorite season. Fall leaves….Ok, Ok, I live in Florida, where…

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How Old is Too Old To Go Trick or Treating?

How Old is Too Old to Go Trick or Treating?


One of my favorite parts of Halloween is seeing all the kids in their costumes. I love the homemade ones, because they show a lot of creativity and ingenuity! It’s so much fun to take your kids Trick or Treating. Running through the neighborhood squealing as they knock on all the doors and get candy is so enjoyable for those…

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Stay Safe When Trick or Treating

How to Stay Safe When Kids are Trick or Treating


If your kids are anything like mine, they’d decided on this year’s Halloween Trick or Treating costume before Halloween had officially started last year. If your kids aren’t like mine, can we switch? Just kidding. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase through them, I’ll get a small kick-back. Be assured, I only recommend products or services…

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Don't spend a fortune on Halloween goodies or candy this year!

Halloween Goodies DON’T Have to Cost a Fortune


Halloween wasn’t a huge deal for my family growing up. This was the time when many churches and local organizations were just starting to do Fall Festivals to combat the Trick’or Treating that usually took place. So my family did that a little bit, because we liked to get all the Halloween goodies! This post contains affiliate links, which means…

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Giving your child a cell phone doesn’t have to be a scary thing


  I distinctly remember my first cell phone. It was NOT a flip phone, but it was a very basic phone. When it was off, the lock screen was a panda that waved, so my sisters and I called it the panda phone. Why did my sisters call it that, too? Because we SHARED our first cell phone! Yep, no…

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Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Summer Road Tripping with Older Kids


Happy summer, guys! I haven’t been around as much this month (ok, hardly at all!) because we’ve been prepping to go out of town, been out of town, then recovering from being out of town. Honestly, getting back into a groove after a trip is HARD! This year, our June trip was a mission trip for our whole family, through…

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summer reading list

Summer Reading List for Older Kids


When I was growing up, I read all the time. We lived a half mile from the library, so my sisters and I rode our bikes there all the time; we were homeschooled, so we could go during the day. I read All. The. Books. Books about Anne-with-an-E, Narnia (my favorite was A Horse and His Boy!), about Teseracts, and…

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How to Get Ready for the Day in Just Five Minutes


So last week, I did a thing. It wasn’t a huge thing, but it was something different than I’ve ever done before. I made a Youtube video. Now, lots of people have made Youtube videos before, but I haven’t really. Especially one of me half-dressed. Ok, this isn’t a naughty video (whew!) but I’m showing more shoulder than I usually…

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How We Packed and Moved Our Family of 7 in Just One Week


So…it’s been pretty quiet around the blog lately because I’ve been a little preoccupied. Sorry about that. Life, you know. Actually, life amplified. We moved this past weekend, out of one rental house into another, closer to where we do everything in life. As a family, we’ve moved almost more times than I can count. Between my husband’s jobs and…

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