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Reusing items saves money

Reusing items saves money

You can save money by reusing items instead of throwing them away. One year, I wanted Christmas stockings for my family. Rather than buy them at the store, I went through old clothes that I didn’t wear anymore and fabric leftovers that I keep for some unknown reason and used these materials to make the…

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Homeschool Tip: Relax

Homeschool Tip: Relax

Dear Homeschooling Mom, Quit being so serious—that’s one piece of advice I wish I’d learned earlier in my homeschooling days. You see, I worried constantly about messing up, not doing enough, missing some vital piece in the educational process. I feared not measuring up, letting my kids down, failing them. I let my insecurities rule…

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Money Saving Food Tips

Money Saving Food Tips

Groceries are getting expensive! Here are some money saving food tips to help stretch your dollars. Common ways for saving money on food Don’t eat out except as a rare treat. Eating out is a fast way to spend money. It’s nice once in a while, but don’t make it a frequent habit. Somehow these…

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Holiday stressors detract from season

Holiday stressors detract from season

The holidays approach at lightning speed as they do every December. This season of celebrating Thanksgiving, the birth of Jesus, and the possibilities of a fresh, new year is supposed to be the most wonderful time, yet it can be difficult for some. Some holiday stressors are grief, finances, seasonal changes, loneliness, and overloaded schedules.…

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Dead Air: pain distorts truth

Dead Air: pain distorts truth

Dead Air, a Waco Mystery by Mary L. Hamilton, addresses lies people believe because of clouded pain from past experiences. These erected walls cement bricks of pride and unforgiveness that lead to tragedies. Frustrated that her unemployed husband won’t accept less than his dream job, Kit Squires gives him an ultimatum. While listening to the…

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