Karla’s Korner: Lessons in Living an Ordinary Life

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Karla's Korner The Prayer Box: Lessons in Living an Ordinary Life The Prayer Box: Lessons in Living an Ordinary Life It’s early morning; my family is sleeping soundly as I stare out the window from my usual writing spot. With ear buds spilling worship music into my ears and heart, I sip my coffee and reflect on the week’s events and the “to do” list written in my mind. There are runners, dog walkers and a few robins bouncing by my window; scenes of a simple Saturday morning in rural … [Read more...]

The Purina ONE® 28 Challenge

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This post brought to you by Triad Retail Media. All opinions are 100% mine. *This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triad Retail Media. All opinions are 100% mine.    In our house we have 4 cats all ranging from 1 year old all the way up to 13 years old, and they have always been part of the family! So when we got the chance to join the Purina ONE®: 28-Day Challenge we knew it would be perfect for our furry friends!Purina ONE® has … [Read more...]

Tips for a Great Nights Sleep from the National Sleep Foundation

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Tips for a Great Nights Sleep from the National Sleep Foundation This is a Type-A Parent paid post to discuss sleep issues, and to share a new insomnia resource from the National Sleep Foundation.   I don't know about you guys, but sometimes it's hard for me to fall asleep and stay asleep at night. It hasn't always been this way, I used to be able to fall asleep within 5 minutes of my head hitting the pillow, and sleep all night until my alarm went off the next morning. I think I … [Read more...]

Family Reunion Ideas

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Family Reunion Ideas Tips on how to plan a family reunion on a budget Employment, marriage and education are the main causes of separation of families. When my cousin got married to a man from a different country, the family was sad since she had to move to her husband’s country, however all was not lost since we always have some family reunion and meetings where she comes together with her family. When children go to study in different country and are employed there, they end up spending … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: The Hole in the Fence

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Karla's Korner: The Hole in the Fence The Hole in the Fence: Staying Focused on Life’s Journey Earlier this week while I was on the playground with my preschoolers I noticed a couple of birds frolicking around in the wooded area just beyond the fence. Several students noticed the commotion in the mulch and ran to the fence to watch. In a few quick seconds the birds were perched on the fence and then on the inside of the play area. Flying back and forth, seemingly chasing one another across … [Read more...]

How to participate in a Twitter Party

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How to participate in a Twitter Party   Today, we are going to be a part of a really fun Twitter Party and we have had some people asking what exactly is a twitter party, and how to participate in a Twitter Party! Ok let's start with what a Twitter Party is..... A Twitter Party is a virtual party that is held on Twitter! You follow the Host of the party and they tell you what kind of prizes are being offered, and give you fun questions to answer, and some facts on the company … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of a WAHM

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A day in the life of a WAHM Happy Thursday everyone! As a blogger that (obviously) works at home, I get a of the  "What do you do all day?" questions. The short answer? I work, just like those moms that have a job outside the home. I also take care of my child and my home, just like the stay at home moms. I have the best of both worlds in my opinion, I am a Work at Home Mom!and I wouldn't have it any other way. Who else can get some work done in the middle of a spa day with their kid … [Read more...]

Living on 30000 or Less: Raising a Family of 6

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Budget Saving Tips on Living on 30000 or Less Raising a Family of 6 on less than $30,000 6 Tips to living on 30000 or Less My husband is a disabled Vet, works for minimum wage, and I draw disability due to a heart condition. Until we filed our taxes I thought we were doing pretty well for ourselves. That was until I saw that our total yearly income was only $22,000. This made me think about all of the ways throughout the year we have saved money. I am more than happy to share with all of … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Embracing Change

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Embracing Change Embracing Change: Celebrating the Milestones in Our Children’s Lives It’s graduation season and social media is filled celebratory pictures. From preschool to high school parents are uploading scores of pictures to share with the world of their graduate. One picture posted this week settled deep within my soul as I studied it not for its pomp and circumstance but for what it wasn’t; it wasn’t celebratory rather random and simple. This photograph was of a young man who … [Read more...]

How to Save Up Money: Tips for Living on $30000 or Less

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How to Save Up Money Tips for Living on $30000 or Less It can be hard at first to live on just a small amount of money, but when you end up making it a way of life, it gets a lot easier. It actually allows me the chance to volunteer with a nonprofit organization and lets me be able to send out letters and care packages to soldiers. I use free samples and coupons to get things for care packages. And since a lot of people don't like to do the hard work part of volunteering, I ask for stamp … [Read more...]