A few years ago, I took my children to the zoo one afternoon after church. Our local zoo has a free ticket day, once a year. Patrons bring an outdated phone book. The zoo recycles the books and families get free admission to the zoo. It saves us over $30, so I always make it a […]
All of the money saving experts said it was the best way for apartment dwellers to grow food cheaply. Who was I to argue? Learn from my container-gardening mistakes.
With energy prices increasing and finances still tight, finding ways to save on heating have been at the top of my list lately. While I have to turn the heating on every now and then, mainly to make sure my daughter’s room doesn’t get too cold, I don’t want it on all the time. Here […]
Eating healthy, saving money, living substantially – does that sound like something that interests you? If your answer is yes, then you don’t want to miss out on the most comprehensive resource book on Backyard Farming (on an Acre more or less) by our own Angela England. Learning the skills of our ancestors and applying […]
Date Night, Parents’ Night Out, No matter what, each day, make time for God, yourself and your spouse. Your relationship to your spouse should be your #1 Priority next to your relationship with God. Cherish it. Nurture it. Build it and maintain it. Your spouse should be your best friend. Prove it.
I love teaching children about God. In fact, I take the same approach with everyone: keep it simple. We teach the kids…….. “My God is so Great, So Strong and So Mighty, There’s Nothing My God Cannot Do.” and the adults sing…… “God of wonders beyond our galaxy, You are holy, holy. The universe declares Your majesty. […]
In this age of open liberalism, it’s often hard to find good quality family entertainment with a Christian influence. Hollywood and the Writer’s Guild of America, along with the news media and top national channels seem to bombard families with their own agenda at every turn. How does a family choose what is safe and […]
It’s that time of the year again. The pumpkins are here and the harvest has begun! Everywhere we go, the kids are quick to spot the pumpkin patches. Several churches in the area host annual pumpkin patches as fund raisers. These patches are designed with families and kids in mind, offering pumpkins of all sizes, hay […]
Sometimes the hassle of lugging your child with you can leave you wondering if it would be okay to leave them alone, just for a few minutes. Even though a few minutes can seem like a very short time to an adult, it is plenty of time for a child to get into life threatening […]
As a Christian home-school mom, I am aware that there is a yearly debate among some on whether or not Christians should even acknowledge Halloween. A few years ago, I wrote an article that addressed some of these concerns with Family Alternatives to Halloween. While some may not agree with me, and that is their […]
Years ago, before I had my children, someone introduced me to Cinnamon Oatmeal Cake. It’s a delicious and inexpensive snack treat, breakfast item and dessert. Now as a mom, I find I can create many variations depending on what I have on hand. For example, as a mom of a toddler, I have a huge stock […]
Why Tour the Outback? Whilst adventure travel is not for everyone, it can offer a unique opportunity to really immerse yourself in a different environment, meet some wonderful people and learn new skills. There is a wide range of different tours on the market, catering for varied interests and budgets. Australia is a great destination for […]