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Typical American Family: Up to Our Ears and Drowning in Debt

Living the American Dream We were the typical American family living in debt. You could have called use the Joneses. We are a two parent household with six children under the age of twelve living on one income. I am a former teacher and have been home for eleven years as a stay-at-home mom. Being… Continue reading Typical American Family: Up to Our Ears and Drowning in Debt

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Aiming to please

“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galations 1:10 (NIV)  Who shall I serve?  Who am I aiming to please?   “No one can serve two masters. Either you… Continue reading Aiming to please

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Debt and a Frugal Mindset

The average American family has credit card debt of just over $16,000 and total overall debt of $132,000. What? That is crazy! I hate debt. We have no credit cards. We quit using them years ago.  We have no student loans either.  We do have a mortgage and I cannot wait until the day it… Continue reading Debt and a Frugal Mindset

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How to Clean a Bathroom (and keep it clean)

A BATHROOM AND ITS USES I am guessing that most of us have access to a bathroom in our own homes.  These bathrooms offer us a place to take showers or baths, relieve ourselves of bodily fluids, and do a multitude of other personal hygienic tasks. Whether you have one bathroom or eight bathrooms ,… Continue reading How to Clean a Bathroom (and keep it clean)

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How to Have Financial Fidelity in Marriage

In another post I did recently on fidelity and frugality in marriage, I spoke on financial infidelity in marriage.  Many couples are facing this right now and have no idea what to do let alone even try to overcome this problem in their marriage. If this is you, please know you are not alone. There… Continue reading How to Have Financial Fidelity in Marriage

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How to Deep Clean a Bedroom

Does your bedroom or master bedroom make you shudder and shut the door? Are you overwhelmed when you think about cleaning it? Many of us never give a second thought to our bedrooms until it is too late.  Little by little the effects of ignoring the room pile up. The laundry, the little doohickey that… Continue reading How to Deep Clean a Bedroom

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Seasonal Chores and Keepers of the Home: Biblical Homemaking

  With this being my own personal season chore chart, you also can have the opportunity to create and print your own.  Click here to download, create, and print the Seasonal Chore Chart. May I encourage you to continue reading more in The Mommy Blogger Series: Keepers of the Home for more informational articles and… Continue reading Seasonal Chores and Keepers of the Home: Biblical Homemaking

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Frugality and Biblical Homemaking

Frugality and Biblical Homemaking Frugality is being a good steward of the blessings that the Lord has given you.  Most of the time, it is up to the homemaker to do the grocery shopping, buying of clothes, and other household items for the family. The homemaker must be able to take the needs of her… Continue reading Frugality and Biblical Homemaking

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Mommy Blogger Series: 31 Tips to Help You Begin Saving Money on Groceries

How to Save Money on Groceries Keep a stocked pantry with the basics. Make a menu and stick to it. Make a grocery list and stick to it. Shop sales and stock up. Many plan their weekly menu around what is on sale. Shop for the basics 2 times a month (produce more often). Shopping… Continue reading Mommy Blogger Series: 31 Tips to Help You Begin Saving Money on Groceries