“Married and bored, or single and lonely.”

Marriage advice and marriage humor go hand-in-hand. You won't go far in marriage without a sense of humor. Chris Rock sums it up best. Click here for more!

I have always had odd choices in role models. I loved “Pistol” Pete Maravich as a kid. Kurt Cobain in high school. Chris Rock in my 20s. And Gavin McInnes in my 30s, which is a story for another day 😉 The first time I saw Chris Rock’s comedy, I was blown away. It was raw, vulgar, and honest. Chris ain’t afraid to say anything! Guns, race, women, he covers it all. But I love his views on marriage. In fact, you could say, everything I know about marriage I learned from Chris Rock.

What men want

“Food, sex, silence.”

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Why we homeschool . . . and you should too!

5 reasons I homeschool my kids and why I think you should too!!

If you spend any time around homeschoolers, the inevitable question comes up: “Why did you choose to homeschool?” The question can take many forms: “So what’s your story?” “Did you send your kids to school?” “Are you believers?” Ok, maybe the last question isn’t exactly what people say, but it does come up. This isn’t a secular vs Christians post by any means, but wanting to teach your children Christian values is a main reason many families choose to homeschool.

However, it isn’t for our family. We, like so many others, homeschool because it is the right fit for our family. We enjoy the freedom of scheduling, curriculum, and teaching our kids what we think they need to learn in order to face the big bad world out there.

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Thanksgiving Recipe Planning

Thanksgiving recipes are everywhere right now. So how do you take ideas for Thanksgiving decorations, appetizers, desserts, etc and turn it into a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner? Check out my 5 tips for Thanksgiving recipe planning help you how to plan a killer meal for Thanksgiving, and enjoy it too!!!

Thanksgiving has all the elements of a perfect holiday: food, family, and fun. I love sitting down to a big meal. I love spending time with all my family, and despite my introverted nature, I do like fun 😉 But let’s face it, planning a Thanksgiving meal can be stressful, expensive, and tedious. But it doesn’t have to be!! With my five tips, you can plan a delicious meal, have fun preparing it, and actually sit down and enjoy your meal.

1. Change the menu sparingly! It requires a little bit of legwork at first, but the following years will prove easy to plan as people already know their responsibilities. My sister is the host of Thanksgiving in our family. Her first year hosting, we planned the meal and haven’t changed much since. Let me tell you, it makes planning so.much.easier. We might change who prepares a side or nix a dish that no one eats. But for the most part, the menu stays the same. It saves so much time!

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American Flag Craft

Do you want to do American Flag craft for Veteran's Day for kids? Do you have a ton of scrapbook paper? Then check out this post for an easy DIY scrapbook paper craft project the kids will love!

Did you know the current version of the U.S. flag is the longest-used version and has been in use for over 56 years? The 50 star flag was officially adopted in July of 1960 after Hawaii received statehood in 1959. The American flag has undergone 28 various designs since 1775 with official design regulations starting in 1777.

Why do I know all this American flag trivia? Because my kids love the American flag! They have small flags in their room, they draw pictures of the flag, and they always want to buy them when we see them in the stores around national holidays. Their love of the American flag was my inspiration for this American flag craft.

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5 Nonfiction Books for Fiction Lovers

If you need a nonfiction book to read, check out this post for 5 nonfiction books you (and your book club) will love! It features historical nonfiction, true stories, and memoirs.

I love to read. This summer I was really able to catch up on my reading list since my kids wanted to go to the pool everyday. I literally sat in a lawn chair for almost the whole summer. It was glorious. I am an avid fiction reading. I love mysteries, novels, suspense, young adult literature, and so on and so on. But every once in a while, I need to change things up and read an awesome nonfiction book. A book with a great story, excellent point of view, and keeps the reader engaged. Today I wanted to share with you 5 nonfiction books I thoroughly enjoyed and quote from each book that stuck with me.

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