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Secrets for Saving Money this Christmas

Secrets for Saving Money this Christmas

Christmas is fun! And sometimes expensive. While trying not to sound like Charlie Brown in his Christmas special, the crass commercialism is difficult to avoid this time of year. Of course the worst possible scenario is to try to enjoy the season on credit, only to get the depressing bill in January.  Here are a…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 17, 2017
Gift Ideas for Homeschool Moms

Gift Ideas for Homeschool Moms

I have seen lots of gift ideas for moms floating around this time of year. So I decided to make a Homeschool Mom Wish List for those who need some ideas when it comes to the homeschool mom in their lives. You are welcome, homeschool dad. Let’s start in the morning, Every homeschool mom needs…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 12, 2017
Help for an Angry Kid

Help for an Angry Kid

To wrap up this little series on child discipline there is one more aspect of misbehavior that is important to address: ANGER.  An angry kid is a difficult one.  They can be sullen or volatile, moody or vicious.  But at the heart of anger is pain.  Anger is easier than working through grief.  It is…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 6, 2017
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What To Do When My Relationship With My Kid Needs Work

My mother once read a biography of Susanna Wesley, mother of the hymn writer and evangelist who founded the Methodist Church.  It described how Susanna Wesley, mother of 19 children, gave each one individual time during each week.  Granted, not all lived to adulthood, but still very impressive. Susanna Wesley, Sower Series I read the…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 30, 2017
A Fun Recipe – Cherry Fizz Candy

A Fun Recipe – Cherry Fizz Candy

It is time to start baking for Christmas!  We do a fun extended family and friends Christmas candy and cookie making night each year.  We have our standard favorites: fudge, buckeyes, chocolate dipped everything.  Nothing says Christmas like pulling out my Grammy’s Marshmallow Fudge recipe.   Some years we like to try something new.  Sometimes it…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 27, 2017
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You are invited!

You are invited!

What could be more fun than a Christmas craft boutique?  Please join us, if you are local, on November 25th from 1 to 5 p.m.  Handmade, artisan gifts are more fun to shop for and more meaningful than the “Made in China” plastic junk from the big box stores.  And it will be Small Business…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 20, 2017
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What to do when your kid acts up

What to do when your kid acts up

Ever have one of those days with one of your kids?  Then it stretches into one of those weeks?  What do you do when one of you children is consistently misbehaving?  This little blog series will discuss some of the main reasons behind misbehavior and some strategies for correcting behavior. Here is the starting question…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 15, 2017

My Co-Sleeping Journey

I started my parenting journey very fond of Attachment Parenting theory.  In my starry-eyed optimism I hoped wearing my baby in a sling and letting her sleep next to me in bed would produce a well adjusted child.  Having been a nervous, timid child I vowed I would make sure my daughter had no reason…

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Donielle By Donielle, November 5, 2017
Just a Little PSA…

Just a Little PSA…

My Vintage Doll has created a life science video, posted on youtube.com that I thought you might enjoy. It was an entry in the Junior Breakthrough Challenge scholarship contest. So if you will let a proud mama brag just a little: Ocean Acidification Isn’t she just adorable?  And brilliant?  But besides that, I sure am…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 24, 2017
Best Family Games

Best Family Games

Are you thinking about Christmas gifts yet? I am. Though I do not buy gifts for all of my seven siblings anymore, I do have a fast growing group of nephews and nieces. And since we really like board games for family nights, a board game is always a possibility for a gift for my…

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Donielle By Donielle, October 12, 2017
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I am a lawyer, homeschool mom to two terrific dolls, wife to Gary, follower of Jesus. I love literature, researching, chocolate, iced tea and anything to do with the beach. Let's be email friends! Subscribe and leave your comments. I look forward to chatting!
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