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Mission Possible

  Stay at home mom’s have a reputation for being thrifty and resourceful.   As more and more families join the ranks of homeschoolers, these moms see their time out of the traditional workforce being extended, and many of them (us!), are reimagining what it means to earn income while raising our kids.  In this

Momma Needs Her Rest

Monday, 20 June 2016 by
MommaNeedsHerRest

  We moms can all agree that when it comes to getting a bit of rest, it’s  “easier said than done.”  Yet we all need it. And it’s something we have to choose to do. We will never get that rest unless we are intentional about it. We simply have to determine that we will

MusicMatters

  As a piano teacher, I see the values of music every day.  What I often see in parents is a struggle.  They try piano for a short while and when the child loses interest another activity is found to supplant it.  I meet parents painfully unaware of what learning an instrument, especially the piano,

Outdoor Play IS A Learning Tool

Friday, 17 June 2016 by
OutdoorPlayISaLearningTool

  Encouraging adventurous outside play is a valuable learning tool for kids. Sadly, I feel this generation has been cheated this rite of passage. As a child, I lived outside. I was the “head home when the street lights came on” kid. When I become a mom, I made a conscious effort to allow my

Passing On Conviction

Thursday, 16 June 2016 by
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  Do you ever wonder if your children are forming conviction? I don’t mean convictions. Convictions are personal principles, like whether you celebrate Christmas, wear dresses only, or what movies you choose to watch. They are the personal guidelines the Holy Spirit gives each of us according to our spiritual maturity. Convictions are important, but

wiggly student

Kids and the wiggles go hand and hand. I mean, do you see many kids sitting around with their hands folded in the their laps, wide-eyes, engrossed in whatever is going on around them? Rarely, right? One of the biggest advantages of homeschooling for my family is that we don’t have to suppress those wiggles, at

Delight Directed Facebook

I’ve never been a true “unschooler”, but I’ve always incorporated principles of Delight-Directed Learning into our homeschool. For us this has often meant reading through series of living books that the kids loved or diving into unit studies on topics we were interested in. But as my homeschoolers have headed into high school, it’s been

Squeezing into the “Experts” Mold

Thursday, 09 June 2016 by
SqueezingIntoTheExpertsMold

  Every parent knows there are milestones in a babies life. 2 months-holds head up 3 months-smiles 4 months-coos 5 months-first tooth 6 months-crawling 7 months-solid foods 8 months-says mama 9 months-drinks from a sippy cup 10 months-waves bye bye 11 months- self feeds 12 months-walking 18 months-stacking blocks 24 months-walks down stairs There’s an

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