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Big Wheel Races- 3rd Place!

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3rd place winner right there!   Way to go Tman!  That smile sure is contagious and he was really excited to race again this year!  One of the local groups sponsors this fun every year!   The even is organized into age groups and is done fairly quickly! 



This year they handed out t-shirts, medals and trophies for first, second and third place winners.  Overall, my little guy let with a huge smile!  

Fidget Spinner Craze

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Fidget Spinners- Useful or Distraction?   Okay, the masses are all arguing about these Fidget Spinners!  Kids can't get enough of them and teachers and parents are banning them! There are articles instilling fear in people from their is deadly lead levels in them or they are creating more chaos in the classroom.   You can see Snopes article on the lead HERE.  There are also parents screaming of all the dangers. Let's be real if your child is young and putting this in their mouth they probably shouldn't use it.  Like all toys you as the parent need to set the expectation on how to use the item!  
You can read about schools banning them HERE. Now you all know I am a teacher and I do have to say that if every child came to school with one there would be zero learning occurring.  There are even a couple students in my building that have brought a doctors note stating they need the spinner for concentration.   We even had a crafty little 2nd grader in his very 2nd grader writing…

Ephesians 3:17 Prayer

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Today I have already met with a prayer partner and had an awesome time praying and feeling the victory!  Then as I sat down to do my devo time with God he had me praying more.   So this scripture is from one of Pauls prayers.  The scripture just popped out at me.  One it made me pray for all the kids from kids camp last week, two it had me praying again for my church, and 3 it had me praying for myself and my family. 
I will be sharing this devo with my church family tonight.   I use the S.O.A.P method, s- scripture, o- observation, a-application, p-prayer.
Here is my brief SOAP on this scripture!
S- Ephesians 3:17- Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust him your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong.  
O- Paul is speaking here and praying for spiritual growth. 
A- Not only am I praying for myself but my heart is praying for the kids at camp- that what they learned last week and what they experienced would give them a drive and hunger and thirst f…

American Journey- Dog Food Review

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American Journey is full of nutritious ingredients that fuel your pet’s everyday adventures. The Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food formula features real, deboned chicken for the protein and amino acids your dog needs for leaner muscles, and the exceptional flavor she instinctively craves. Delicious sweet potatoes and chickpeas are included to give your pup energy that lasts. With wholesome fruits and veggies like carrots, dried kelp and blueberries, your dog is getting beneficial fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants. Omega fatty acids are plentiful, including DHA, an omega-3 that supports healthy development of the brain and eyes. These omegas come from several sources like salmon oil and flaxseed, and they help keep your fellow adventurer’s skin and coat healthy. This recipe is grain-free and has no corn, wheat or soy, which makes it a great choice for dogs that are prone to food sensitivities. American Journey is made in the USA and available exc…

Do you do prizes at Children's Church?

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I have had candy rewards for kids church activities for the last few months and thanks to Oriental Trading I have three amazing treasure chests full of great prizes. I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.  

If you are tired of spending money on candy rewards then you should look into the many great options Oriental Trading offers!    Candy adds up really quick and kids have enough sugar in their diets...plus we already do a snack at church.  

Let's chat about the assembly of the treasure chests.   They each came with a paper sheet explaining the easy steps.   I was able to put together all three treasure chests in just a few minutes.   You have to fold some cardboard and fit it in securely!   It was very easy.  

Next thing to review is the little prizes the kids can pick out of it.  There are so many different ones in each box.  There are bouncy balls, yo-yo's, frisbees, other fun balls, sensory items, little fish, pencils, notebooks, bracelets…

Tips for Designing Your Outside Kitchen Area

No matter whereabouts you live, the chances are high that you have hosted or been to a barbecue, or several barbecues. By the end of barbecue season, you will be experts on what has worked, and what hasn’t – and that is not purely a food based assessment. Creating an appropriate space for your outside cooking is not simply a matter of stoking the fire; with entertaining at home becoming a cheaper and healthier alternative to dining out, the extra thought you apply to its design will pay dividends. Here are five key areas to contemplate before you make any decisions: 1.Built in or portable This decision is entirely based upon how long you think you will stay at your current home. While built in units and appliances can look the business, have a look at modern and stylish portable grills and ovens from Fontana Forni for a pizza oven for sale. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they're also incredibly functional and can be moved – want to take the party to a different part …

What size structure can you build in your backyard without getting approval

Do you need permission to build any height of structure?You have lots of outside space which you do not really make use of, and you get under each other’s feet inside, because there is not enough space. Building a shed or outhouse can be the perfect solution. You can use the new structure for anything choose; as a storage space, as a play room for the kids or as a place for the adults to get away for some peace and quiet. If you read the rules, you will see that you do not usually need permission to build a structure that is less than three meters tall, from the ground. But, this is not always the case. You should always check for local laws and restrictions before you start to build. If you do not do this, there is a chance you could have problems in the future. You may even be asked to remove a structure if you built it without getting the necessary permission. Financing your project Getting permission is not the only thing you need to consider before you start to build a structure o…

Why and How to Show Your Children When You're Proud of Them

We all feel proud of our kids sometimes. There are times when they earn our pride by doing something outstanding, like winning a trophy in sports, getting great grades at school, or achieving something they've worked really hard for – and eventually, things like graduating college, starting a career, and even having kids of their own. Then there are times when they reach important milestones in their lives, like learning to read, going on their first trip without their parents, or starting a new grade at school. Finally, there are also those times when we feel proud of the kind of people our children are, and are becoming, such as when they do something very nice for someone or show their determination and commitment to something. Why It Is Really Important That Children Know When They've Made Their Parents ProudAt all of these times, it is very important that our children know how proud we are. Children generally thrive on the approval of the people they love, and tend to try …

Book Review and GIVEAWAY- "Kids NIV Visual Study Bible"

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The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible, for ages 8–12, brings the Bible to life in four-color illustrated splendor. This study Bible includes a spectacular full-color interior featuring over 700 illustrations, photos, infographics, and maps on every page that visually represent key Bible information. Each page also features important facts located near the relevant verse. Intriguing facts; colorful, engaging maps; photographs; and illustrations make this a Bible they’ll want to explore.

Features:
-Over 700 four-color photographs, illustrations, infographics, and maps throughout
-Full-color design
-Book introductions, including important facts and an image to orient the reader
-One-column format with sidebar study notes for ease of reading
-Presentation page
-The complete text of the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible
-Beautiful cover featuring gloss  


My Review: Thank you, Zondervan for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest review.  I was not paid for this revi…

Track Camp 2017

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Track Camp 2017 for both kids was a hot one but successful!   They both got to practice every event and even had a little competition on the last day.   

A Guide to Physical Therapy after Spinal Fusion

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A Guide to Physical Therapy after Spinal Fusion Image Credit: Pixabay A spinal fusion is one of the more serious injuries that could impact your life. If you recently went through a spinal fusion, you will eventually want to go through physical therapy so that you can achieve mobility and a regular routine. However, you must take things easy, because you do not want to aggravate the injury. Here is a guide to physical therapy following a spinal fusion. Dos and Don’ts There are so many dos and don’ts with respect to a spinal fusion. A doctor will always tell you that trying to get back to your regular routine within one or two weeks is a bad idea, because you will only make things worse. However, it does not mean that you should just lay in bed all the time feeling sorry for yourself. It is all about finding the right balance. And with the help of therapists at Bosh Physical Therapy, you can get yourself in a much better position to recover from this surgery. Week 1: During the first day, you…

How to Effortlessly Spruce Up Your Home

Being a homeowner means a lot of responsibility. It’s easy to move into a place, unpack, relax, and never think about changing anything because it’s a lot of effort and can be expensive. However, keeping on top of your home is a must, otherwise, your house will become cluttered, stressful, and can cause structural problems in the future. If you have everything sprawled all over the place, how can you see any underlying issues which need to be addressed? Reclaim your home and create a happier environment; here’s how to effortlessly spruce up your house for a more relaxing atmosphere. Clean Your whole house will benefit from a deep clean. Although it’s a lot of effort, once you’ve done the first intense cleanup, you can then implement them on a bi-monthly basis or even once a month if you keep on top of the clutter and the rubbish. Dust and hoover once a week, and be mindful of what you buy, so there’s no need to have an excessive number of deep cleans. Your place will look better immediat…

Sports You Should Try As A Family

There’s a wide range of activities that are family-friendly, but nothing beats sports. Sports are a great way to get everyone together having fun. It’s as competitive in nature as you’d like it to be and everyone’s able to participate. The idea is to unwind and get exercise at the same time. If you’re not sure where to start, then it’s time to start researching ideas. There are plenty of options out there for families to participate in and break a sweat. It’s always good to get the input of the people involved, but you also want to have a few ideas in your back pocket. See sports you should try as a family. Baseball Baseball is a fun game to play in the backyard or with a group. Have people in the infield and outfield and assign a pitcher and catcher. Take turns batting, and that’s all you need for a decent game of baseball. Set bases out so you know where to run after you hit the ball. Feel free to keep score or not during these games. It depends on your family dynamic and how many peo…