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Feb 28

February 28, 2017

Children's Museum

Family Activity – Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Family Activity – Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum Visiting a children’s museum is a great family activity!  Last Sunday we had a great time at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah.  G2 was having a sleepover at Gramma’s and so our youngest daughter asked if we’d like to join her family on an outing.  My hubby and I, along with our daughter and her hubby took three of the Gs out for some fun! We didn’t know what…

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Feb 27

February 27, 2017

Who Should come First, Your Spouse or the Kids?

Who Should Come First, Your Spouse or the Kids?

Who should come first, your spouse or the kids?  I did some quick research on this topic, and it brought up articles that gave conflicting advice.  “Put your husband first to preserve your marriage and thereby your children’s happiness.”  “By putting your husband first you teach children what it takes to have a happy marriage so they in turn can have a happy marriage someday.”  Other articles said the opposite.  “Remember spouses may come and go but your children will…

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Feb 23

February 23, 2017

Indoor Football

Family Activity – Salt Lake Screaming Eagles Arena Football Game

I’m excited to announce a new feature on Love My Big Happy Family today – Family Travels and Activities!  The posts will be about our fun family activities and the fun places we visit.  My hope is that it will give you ideas and inspirations for some fantastic family activity times of your own! The first family activity I’m going to share is an indoor arena football game.  In the State of Utah where I live, the Salt Lake Screaming…

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Feb 22

February 22, 2017

Why it's good for you to have your kids as friends.

Why My Kids Are (& always have been) My Best Friends

Every now and then I come accross articles that are titled something like, “Why I’m Not My Kid’s Friend.”  That’s definately not the case in my experiences as a child or as a parent.  Those articles make me feel sad for the parent who wrote them and for the children that they parent.  My very first friend in life was my mom and my dad was the second friend I ever made. My four kids include two biological daughters and…

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Feb 21

February 21, 2017

Electronic Cutting Tool Projects

Silhouette CAMEO® – My Top Five Favorite Projects

Last summer I was fortunate to be able to purchase Silhouette CAMEO®  electronic cutting tool to use in making my crafts!  One of my two grown daughters already had CAMEO and I had been wanting one for several months, so needless to say I was very happy when I got my very own CAMEO! My other daughter was the first to acquire an electronic cutting tool; but hers is a different brand. After using both, we all prefer Silhouette CAMEO®. …

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Feb 20

February 20, 2017

Happy President's Day

President’s Day Coloring Page

It’s President’s Day!  I hope you have the day off and I hope you enjoy it!! In honor of President’s Day, here is a Free President’s Day Coloring Page for you and your little ones to have fun coloring!  This downloadable coloring page is free for you to print and enjoy!!  If you’d like more coloring pages like this, subscribe to the Love My Big Happy Family newssletter!! DOWNLOAD your free coloring page here.   Here are some related products…

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Feb 15

February 15, 2017

No Bakes

No Bake Cookies

No-Bake Cookies These are my hubby’s all time, every time, one of a kind, favorite cookies!  He always wants them for his birthday, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day and he’d love them just as much the other 362 days of the year as well!!  His mama used to make them for him when he was a little boy.  When we got married he said we needed to get the recipe.  I have a wrinkled, splashed on, and stained recipe card that…

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Feb 14

February 14, 2017

Young Love

A Love Story Begins . . .

It was a snowy November evening many years ago, in Layton Utah. I was happy to be attending a young singles activity at my church that night.  Recently I’d broken up with my boyfriend Mike, whom I’d dated for several years.  His enlistment in the air force was up and he had moved back to Ohio.  I missed him and I was looking forward to an evening out in hopes it would distract me from the loneliness I was feeling….

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Feb 10

February 10, 2017

Signs of Spring

Ten Early Signs of Spring

Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner.  Last week the groundhog predicted six more weeks of Winter – oh dread!   But hey, six weeks isn’t that long!  We can do this!  We’re going to make it!  We’ve got this! While you anxiously await the arrival of Spring, watch for these early signs that’ll remind you it will be here very soon! 1.  Longer Days The days are getting longer.  Sunset seems like it comes right after lunch…

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Feb 9

February 9, 2017

Lips & Mustaches – Funny Valentines!

Kids (including BIG Kids and Kids at Heart) will love these Lips and Mustaches Funny Valentines!  A very special thanks to my two beautiful daughters Hillori and Tara, who served as my models! Instructions: Print the pattern on cardstock & cut out lips and mustache. Trace the patterns onto colored cardstock, felt or craft foam. Cut out pieces, poke a hole in the center of each where you see the X. Slide the stick of a lollipop through the hole….

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Feb 8

February 8, 2017

Invest Yourself in Your Loved Ones!

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Feb 7

February 7, 2017

Coloring Page – Valentine’s Day Bears

Here’s a fun Kissing Teddy Bears Coloring Page to help you Celebrate Valentine’s Day! This downloadable coloring page is free for you to print and enjoy!!  If you’d like more coloring pages like this, subscribe to the Love My Big Happy Family newssletter (either in the sidebar at the right, or the footer down below)!! DOWNLOAD your free Valentine Bears coloring page here.   Related Products You Might Like: Crayola 24 Ct Twistables Fun Effect Crayons Mr. Sketch Scented Markers,…

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Feb 6

February 6, 2017

My Nature Photos

I like to take photographs of pretty things I see.  Here are some of my favorites that I decided it would be fun to share with you! Bird’s Nest – We found this charming bird’s nest in the grass at the trunk of a small tree in my daughter’s front yard. It was in the fall and had obviously fallen from the tree, hopefully it’s former tenants had moved on.  It’s very interesting to be able to hold it in…

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Feb 3

February 3, 2017

Football – For the Clueless!

Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away! Families and friends will be gathering together, putting out grand and delicious spreads of food and boisterously cheering their favorite teams toward a victory. But alas, I’m afraid that there will be many party goers that, as one of my sisters recently said, will only be there for the food. Now, I’m not an avid football fan, but I did go through a “daddy’s girl” phase as a young teenager. I…

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Feb 2

February 2, 2017

Groundhog Day Treats!

Bonus post today!  I just had to share these cute pics of our Groundhog Day treats!  We’re big on holidays around here and we never want to miss out on a chance to celebrate ~ even if we are celebrating six more weeks of winter! We’re also big on treats around here!  So we came up with this cute, quick, and simple Groundhog Day Treat idea!  As you can clearly see from these adorable photos, my grandkids loved them! First…

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