Internet Outage = Blessings

Thursday, 28 July 2016 by
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  It is amazing how often we use the internet in our home. I had not realized just how much time was actually being drained from our family until this week. A temporary disruption in our internet service is common where we live. However, what I thought was just a quick outage turned into a

Homeschool Summer Bucket List

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 by
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  We have a unique situation this summer for the first time. My husband is a public school 3rd grade teacher and he is actually taking the summer off. He usually works side jobs in the summer doing construction etc. I still work part time through the summer watching babies in my home but I

Allergic to Organizing

Friday, 15 July 2016 by
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I have been at a stand still lately. We have a small house and with four kids, two dogs and occasional visiting foreign exchange students it can be get kind of crowded. I try to remind myself to see it as “cozy” because its all about our perspective in things right? Well, since our fourth
  If you are a new or prospective homeschooler, you may fall into worrying about some of the common fears that parents face when they decide to homeschool. These fears often come about because of things you’ve heard others say about homeschooling or because you’ve known homeschooling families that seem to have problems that you
Great Distortions-AmyButler
  About 10 years ago, my husband and I were excitedly planning our wedding and honeymoon when one of us stumbled on to some really great advice in a magazine. Don’t expect that just because you are on this monumental vacation that the person you are normally is going to suddenly change.  A high activity

Molding a Gospel-Centered Writer

Friday, 08 July 2016 by
  Does your child love to write? Are you praying that the Lord uses him as an ambassador for the the kingdom of God? Writing is not somehow superior to other skills but it is such a highly sought after skill that cultures are made or broken through writers. From the screenwriter of the latest

Why We Ditched Spelling Lists

Thursday, 07 July 2016 by
  I haven’t given a legitimate spelling test in over a decade. In our previous homeschooling lives, we followed a traditional spelling program which received rave reviews from other families. It was meant to teach spelling rules without tears, but, oh, people, I tell ya—the tears! My kids hated the tests and lists. I hated

Traveling Activities for Kids

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 by
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  Extended road trips are a fabulous way to introduce our kids to a myriad of fascinating places, scattered across the US, but how, oh how, do we keep them occupied during the long boring stretches of highway?  We’re planning a multi-week trip this summer through New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah (for our Young Living

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