Category : Homeschooling

The Life-Changing Gift of Friendship

The Life-Changing Gift of Friendship

A young mom recently expressed her confusion as to why so few families participate in local support group activities but so many women lament being lonely. I was reminded of

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9 Ideas for Children’s Artwork

9 Ideas for Children’s Artwork

  All those art projects and other hard-to-file artifacts . . . If your child is older than two, you’ve probably figured out that the artwork just keeps multiplying. Between

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Hospitality–You DO Have “What It Takes”

Hospitality–You DO Have “What It Takes”

While this was originally written for a homeschool audience, the principles apply within any family, so I wanted to share with you. No kiddos? I hope you can still glean

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The Unhurried Homeschooler — review

The Unhurried Homeschooler — review

                                                                                Photo Credit: Rebekah McBride “I see so many homeschooling parents stressing about the right curriculum, “getting behind,” or feeling inadequate….” If I wrote a mini-book on homeschooling, it would

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Raising Kids Who Help at Home

Raising Kids Who Help at Home

Training in Diligence and Thoroughness Each August, our family would try to get a fresh homeschooling start with new notebooks, shiny pens, freshly decorated pencils boxes, and a tidy house

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Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

Who wants to get the waffle iron or griddle out for just one meal? When I make pancakes, waffles, French toast, etc. I try to make extra and freeze on

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Gingerbread Houses – Decorating Day

Gingerbread Houses – Decorating Day

We’ve had a long-standing tradition of decorating gingerbread houses — well, the girls have, at least (vs. mom). We aren’t advanced enough to bake our own houses –we’re happy to

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

In our house, it just isn’t the Christmas season without a marathon baking day with all the sisters and as many grandkids as we can gather–with our favorite holiday music

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Holiday of the Month Club

Holiday of the Month Club

Want to give a special child a gift that says, “You’re special and I want you to celebrate life!” all throughout the year? Give him a “Holiday of the Month”

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Navigating the Used Curriculum Route

It’s that time of year when we stock up for next year. One way we homeschool on a shoestring budget is to consider buying used materials. Buying used curriculum is

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