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Emphasizing Your Husband’s Good Points

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Pop quiz: Which would you prefer? (a) That your husband focus his thoughts on your loveliest, most noble and praiseworthy characteristics? (b) That he ignore your good points completely and concentrate instead on your most annoying and bothersome flaws? Then do for him as you’d have him do for you…. What attracted you to your husband in the first place?… Read more »

Let Them Know

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The story of the Gospel... with a little help from Disney.

This month, we’ll be celebrating the greatest love story ever told. I know Good Friday is still a week away, but I finished the following video a little early and couldn’t wait to share it with you. For almost eighty years, Disney has been captivating our imaginations with beautifully rendered fairy stories. But as J.R.R. Tolkien explained to C.S. Lewis,… Read more »

12 Pins that Made Me Laugh Out Loud

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Playing Scrabble with Santa

Since we all know that laughter is the best medicine, and since every April Fool’s prank I’ve ever pulled has backfired, I thought I’d celebrate today by spreading a little sunshine instead of playing tricks. Here are a dozen pins I’ve spotted on Pinterest that have actually made me laugh out loud. I hope you’ll find them funny, too: 1…. Read more »

World-Proof the Child

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Today’s words of wisdom from my husband: “No parent can child-proof the world. A parent’s job is to world-proof the child.” He discusses how we can go about doing this in the following post… Have you world-proofed your children? Protecting our children is one of the primary jobs of parenthood, and the list of dangers seems to be growing exponentially…. Read more »

9 Ways to Defuse a Disagreement

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"Abandon a quarrel before it breaks out." | 9 Ways to Defuse a Disagreement (http://lovinglifeathome)

My father was one of the friendliest, most gregarious men I’ve ever met. He loved people — but he also loved a spirited debate. Mom always said Dad would argue with a fence post. My mother was decidedly not fond of fiery discussions. She has always detested conflict of any sort. Dad would often tease Mom, trying to get a… Read more »

Lessons Learned from a Two-Year-Old

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Snips and snails and puppy dog tails... that's what little boys are made of!

In celebration of my son David’s birthday today, I wanted share a couple of my favorite stories from his childhood (and important lessons learned along the way). Enjoy! Anybody who has ever given birth knows that a having a baby can turn your life upside-down; however, after experiencing this phenomenon twelve times over, I can testify that some babies turn… Read more »

A Plea for Perseverance

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Your Most Telling Declarations of Love Aren't Made on Valentine's | A Plea for Perseverance from Loving Life at Home

When I was in high school I dated a boy who would go all-out for Valentine’s Day: balloon bouquets, long-stemmed red roses, boxes of chocolates, candlelight dinners. Every day for the week, some grand new token of his affection would be delivered to my doorstep. But then, Valentine’s would be over, and that would be that. Two years older and… Read more »

15 Unexpected Benefits of Big Family Living

The Unexpected Benefits of Big Family Living | Loving Life at Home

I love children and have wanted a bunch of them for as long as I can remember. Not surprisingly, this fact significantly narrowed the field of potential marriage partners back when I was in college. “Want to grab a cup of coffee?” an interested classmate might venture. “That depends,” I’d answer matter-of-factly. “How many kids do you plan to have… Read more »

19 Ways to Boost Productivity

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19 Ways to Boost Productivity | Loving Life at Home

Do you start every new year like I do, with a long list of things you want to accomplish in the following twelve months? Wouldn’t you love to look back on 2014 next December, having actually completed a large portion of that list? What follows are nineteen habits that can help those dreams become a reality: Stop procrastinating. We tend… Read more »

Housekeeping Matters: 5 Habits that Help

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Housekeeping Matters - 5 Habits that Help

I’m not trying to chain anybody to a vacuum cleaner here, but I believe, to the best of our abilities, we should try to maintain a clean and orderly home. We should seek to make it a haven of rest for our entire family. Whatever chores we do, whether the lion’s share or an even split with our spouse, should… Read more »