Parenting

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Creating Your Own Opportunities

We lived out in the country during our homeschooling years, so I understand how difficult arranging home education activities can be, especially if you don’t have a family large enough for built-in sports teams or your own Bible quiz league! When we bring our kids home, we need to provide […]

Last-Minute Christmas Ideas for Busy Families

  I know it’s already mid-December, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to encourage you in this holiday season, so here are a few past posts/articles I thought were worth a reprise!           Giving “Thanks” The holidays are just around the corner, and that often means gift-giving […]

Blessing Blankets – Yet Another Update

I’ve had a lot of interest in the Blessing Blankets I’ve been making for my grandchildren. You can see the how-to post with instructions and a few photos, and then the follow-up post with more photos, such as this one: Today I finally finished my most recent granddaughter’s blanket, and […]

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 […]

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Make a Tag Blanket Lovey

Got a baby who loves tags? Need that sensory stimulation? Make your own tag blanket “lovey”Ariel was partial to tags as an infant, so I made her a tag blanket as a “lovey” to take in the car and take to bed (of course I made two, one to carry […]

The Unhurried Homeschooler — review

“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 sound pretty much like this…Durenda and I must be kindred spirits! And I love the subtitle: “a simple, mercifully short book on homeschooling.” Haha! (I […]

Blessing blanket

Blessing Blankets … update

A while back, I wrote about the blessing blankets I made for grandchildren — quilts with Bible promises on them. You can see the instructions and some examples at the original post. Today, I just wanted to update you with a few more photos …and I’ll be adding again, since […]

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 […]