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Moonlight Chas

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It is obvious to us that I have some runners on my hands!  My kids love and push themselves hard when it comes to running!   I am constantly cheering them on and leaving with my wide hanging open in amazement at their speed! 
Selah ran 4 miles in 36.22!!  Titus did great too...just not a 4 mile race!










How to Deal with Back Pain After Giving Birth

The pregnancy hormones that worked on loosening your joints and ligaments, and your strained ab muscles, are often the culprits behind the back pain that’s so common after you give birth. Your body went through a lot of changes while pregnant and while in the delivery room, and now it’s working hard on taking care of your newborn. Thankfully, though, there are things that you can do to deal with the back pain and get some much-needed relief. Use the Right Back Pain Relieving ProductThere are a lot of products on the market that claim to work on relieving back pain, but not all of them are created equal. To find a product that will really work, check out spinalbackrack.com. You can use the BackRack to release tension and reduce your pain without having to deal with any side effects. This means that you don’t have to resort to taking pain-relieving medications, and you can relieve your pain naturally and in the comfort of your own home. Exercise a Little Bit Every DayExercising regularl…

The Bible Speaks to My Mind- Free Devotional

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Road Trip with my Love

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We took some "us" time to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and now I am wanting to plan another one!
We put on 2464 miles on the car and it was worth it!  We went to St. Louis, Hunstville AL, Mobile AL, Pensacola FL before traveling back home!   I love my man and I am glad we had that time. 
Our children went to stay with their grandparents! 
















EASY POOL MAINTENANCE LIFE HACKS!

Having a pool at home requires basic knowledge in pool maintenance. As a pool owner, you probably know the usual pool cleaning tips - skim, brush, vacuum, check the filter, pH and chemical level. And most probably, you are aware that these tips can be a pain in the shoulder. Keeping up with a pool cleaning routine can be tough and challenging as these have to be done in a regular basis. 
Here, I am sharing you several mind blowing pool maintenance life hacks you definitely need to know. These will save you time and effort in cleaning your pool!
Toss in a Tennis Ball
Unusual as it sounds, but tossing a tennis ball will help you get rid of extra oils and chemicals in your pool. Sunscreen, tanning lotion, makeup, hair products and body oil often end up in your pool. These substances easily make your pool dirty. Throw in a few tennis balls and let it float while it absorb the oil and excess chemicals, leaving you with a clean and clearer water. 
Use Baking Soda
Surprisingly, baking soda isn…

How to Give a Bedroom a Jungle Theme

Ever since The Jungle Book hit the cinema screens, kids and adults alike have fallen in love with wild animal and safari themed bedrooms. If you don’t have much time, a few posters of jungle creatures will probably suffice, but if you want to be a bit more creative, go the extra mile and create a beautiful jungle themed bedroom with gorgeous bed linen from threel.co.uk. Colour Schemes
Jungle-themed rooms work well with greens and browns, but if you would rather take inspiration from the African plains, stick to reds, golds and oranges, with a few touches of green here and there. Jungle Print Walls
Instead of plain, painted walls, experiment with wallpaper to create a fun jungle theme. Leopard print or zebra striped wallpaper is a fun way to start. Papering the entire room in spots or stripes might be a bit much, but one feature wall, perhaps behind the bed, would look very cool. 
If you can’t hang wallpaper, use paint to create the same effect. Zebra stripes are easy to paint: all yo…

Book Review: "Snuggle Time Psalms"

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About the Book: Did you think the book of Psalms was only for adults? Think again! Snuggle Time Psalms, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Cee Biscoe, is the perfect way to introduce little ones to the poetry book of the Bible. This padded cover board book uses simple concepts, rhyming text and adorable art to help children engage with the Psalms. Beginning with “Bedtime Peace” and ending with “Wonderful Me!” this collection of fifteen bedtime poems enables young children to discover the One who holds them in his arms, leads them like a shepherd, created them just as they are, and cherishes them with a love that never ends ... snuggle and see!

My Review:
With the word "snuggle" right in the title I knew I had a winner of a book. My kids love the chance to snuggle and so do I! This book was a great addition to our evening cuddle times of reading. We would read a couple pages each night to stretch the fun out but this book could be read in one easy sitting.
My son s…

Family Game Night

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Family game night outside!?  YES PLEASE!   WE are thankful to Oriental Trading for having these big yard games available 



Sheboygan Camping Trip 2016

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I lived in Sheboygan for 3 years yet I hadn't been there since 2011 so it was due for us to go and visit!   We had a great time and want to visit again soon! It is always a big memory trip when you take the kids back to an area they haven't been to in a long time and in Titus's case he was only in my belly the last time we went.  







Book Review: "I Believe in Jesus- Leading your Child to Christ" by John MacArthur

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Book Description
Discover how to lead your child to Christ.
It's the most important conversation you'll ever have with your child, but that doesn't make it easy. The gospel is simple enough for little ones, but has kept theologians debating for years. So when it comes to explaining the Good News to your son or daughter, where do you start?
In I Believe in Jesus, John MacArthur walks children though the gospel of Jesus in a way that is easy to understand, and equips parents, grandparents, teachers, and loved ones to share the familiar story of God's love.
By opening the door to conversations that lead to salvation, this picture books has the potential to change lives forever.
My Review: This was an easy book to read and it paints a very clear picture for kids and parents to easily discuss the elements on the page to make sure the child understands what decision they could be making.   That decision to follow Christ is a big one that will impact them forever so making sure you…

Book Review: "Brave Girls- Beautiful You"

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Book Description
Body image and self-esteem are major issues for young girls today. This devotional for tweens helps them appreciate themselves and grow up to be comfortable with who God made them to be—inside and out.



My Review:
I really liked the back cover description so let me start my sharing that! 
"Here are a few things you will find in these 90 Devotions:
-Real beauty is not about trying to be like everybody else.
-God designed me to be just the way I am, right this minute!
-God wants to show a unique kind of beauty to this world through me... there's only one me! 
-Real beauty is becoming who God wants me to be, and it begins with loving Him and the people around me. 
This 90 day devotion is split into the following chapter:
1. Beauty Basics
2. Radiant Reflections
3. Works of Beauty
4. Beautifully Clothed
5. Kingdom Fitness
6. Creative Beauty
The first chapter, Beauty Basics, is all about seeing the beautiful gifts all around us. From looking at the things God gives us after we si…

Summer Fun with Oriental Trading

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Oriental Trading Summer Party!!!  
The kids are home on summer break and you might have heard the phrase, "mom, I'm bored!"   As parents we probably hear it often but Oriental Trading has so many fun items to help entertain the kids or even throw a fun summer bash for them! First, I'm sure they would love some glow in the dark sunglasses to add some fun in the evening when maybe they are out by the bonfire or catching fireflies.  
Plus Oriental Trading has so many fun outdoor games to choose from.   I found this really affordable LaCrosse set as well as a giant snakes and ladder game.   I think all little kids will find it fascinating to take an indoor game and bring it outside!  



Last but not least they have jumbo dice so you can play any dice game outside like Yahtzee or doubles! 

There is so many more items that Oriental Trading has to offer including more glow in the dark items, other summer games for outside, and of course awesome party decorations for tons of theme…