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Top 60 Gifts of 2014...They're All People. How is YOUR Support Network?

It’s been hard to move into 2015, and partly because I had not closed up 2014. Here’s to looking back (kindly) so as to look forward (hopefully and hope-filled-ly).

My greatest profits from 2014 result from investing in relationships:  personal, professional, communal, and spiritual.  Sometimes it"s one individual; other times it's a group.  High returns?  Totally!...even when sometimes there are yeeeeeaaaaaarrrrrs of dedicating loving before the returns flow back in abundance.  Still worth it.



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Thanksgiving Team Clean-Up: It Worked for Us

Will the kitchen be off-base for guests during Thanksgiving or not? To be or not to be, that was the question!

Sure you can download (for free) our handy organizational tips right away.  Even better, find out how to use them first.  You'll find the download link below too.

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Parenting Tips from the Paris Marathon: Encourage Purposefully

Ready? Set? Go!  More parenting insights from Paris Marathon champions.

What was most encouraging?

One runner: The support. Friends to run alongside—one friend joined me at 10 km left to go to help me run the end well.

Another runner: The encouragement. The animations at regular mile-markers cheered me on. I hear in New York the crowd encourages the runners all along. That’s not the French way. So the city of Paris organized morale-boosting entertainment to keep our spirits positive.

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Download the Daisy Greeting Card

Grade Guessor SampleGet the free downloads from Send Bouquet’s of Loving Thoughts. You'll need the access code given upon signing up with Home is Fun (free). 

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Visit Someone Who Can’t Go Out for the Holidays

Mom, son & daughter walking in door.Parents' Advent:  December 19

Give joy to those who can’t join in the holiday hustle and bustle.  Forgot who they are?  Read on, we've got a cheat sheet!

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Make a No-Cook Gingerbread Man

Parents' Advent: December 16

Those adorable ginger people welcome in the festive feelings: warmth & spice, smiles & rejoicing, hearth & home… Too bad it’s so complicated to make before the BIG fun of decorating begins. That’s why this short-cut brings out the best in kids’ ginger-fashion design talents without having to mix, cool, roll, and bake the dough.

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101 Ways to Tell Your Kids "I Love You"

Home is Fun!

Enjoy these speedy (30 second), quick (5 minute), and activity-oriented ways to share a Loving Touch, a Loving Gift, an Act of Service, a Loving Affirmation, or a Shared Moment.  (Gary Chapman's 5 Love Languages)

Helping our children KNOW we love them even when _______ (list the tasks parents ask kids to do when they would rather play) and despite our _______ (all those traits children bring out in Mom and Dad that expose slight imperfections) is what www.home-is-fun.com is all about!

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Teeny Parties: Turn Bad Situations into Great Times

What? No school tomorrow! Turn a sticky situation into a great time with a teeny party...and the chance to know your kid and his friends better.  I didn't know mine loved science experiments so much!  Invite adults too...it's social for all and easier too.  Who laughs more:  the youngsters or the parents?  Up to you to find out!

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Create Your Crepe-Making Party

Turn French National Crepe Day into the pirme occasion for a teeny party. Read on to discover the Chandeleur and download your invitation. This article is written as a sequel to Teeny Party . Click here for our smooth sailing party tips. 

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Make Thinking Time in a Busy Schedule

Alone with my journal and my café It's a lifesaver.  Time alone helped me understand my needs and fill them.

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