Homeschooling

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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 this post that showed up in my social media feed a while back: We have lived in [a fairly small […]

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 coloring pages, noodle necklaces, gingerbread houses, Lego creations, Mr. Potato Head statues, and fingerpaintings, even a toddler can keep you […]

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 some how-to encouragements! Hospitality is defined by Merriam-Webster as “generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests.” So how does […]

The Unhurried Homeschooler — review

                                                                                        Photo Credit: Rebekah McBride  www.nodeskrequired.com “I […]

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 (okay, I said we’d try!). Even if we started organized and tidy, it was an everyday struggle to keep on […]

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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 cookie sheet in single layer. When frozen, pop them into freezer bags. French toast and waffles heat well in the […]

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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 buy a Wilton kit and spend all our energy on the actual decorating. As the girls got older, they started […]

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 providing the atmosphere, of course. Most of the cookies are set aside for about 14 plates for the neighbors, but […]

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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” gift box. Using Silvana Clark’s great resource, Every Day a Holiday, as the basis, select a holiday (or two or […]

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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 sort of like taking a shortcut when I drive: If I am familiar with the area through which I’m being […]