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Tips to Help You Unplug and Be With the Kids

Are you constantly tempted to scroll Facebook or Pinterest when you have other things you could be doing at home? Here are some tips to help you unplug.  If you're like me then sometimes the weight of motherhood can feel heavy. Not heavy as in, "I don't want to do this," but heavy as in, "I really need to zone out!" In itself that isn't … {Read More}

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DaySpring Flash Sale – $5 Crosses

Starting at noon Thursday, 3/26 through noon Friday, 3/27 the following three Crosses will be marked down to only $5: This post includes affiliate links. Thanks for your support of this site!  Please see my disclosure for more information   The Lord Your God Is with You Cross Penned with a Scripture that brings encouragement to … {Read More}

4 Ways to Build Character in Kids

Four Ways to Build Character in Kids

This post includes affiliate links. Thanks for your support of this site!  Please see my disclosure for more information.   One of the many reasons we chose to homeschool was so we could place an extra emphasis on building character in our children, something that just isn’t taught at most schools. The Bible clearly emphasizes the … {Read More}

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4 Ways to Build Character in Kids

Four Ways to Build Character in Kids

This post includes affiliate links. Thanks for your support of this site!  Please see my disclosure for more information.   One of the many reasons we chose to homeschool was so we could place an extra emphasis on building character in our children, something that just isn’t taught at most schools. The Bible clearly emphasizes the … {Read More...}

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B is for Be Yourself (And the World Will Be a More Beautiful Place)

Today’s letter focus is B and I want to share with you how I am learning to be myself when it comes to homeschooling. I have been homeschooling for the past 5 years and it has been such a learning experience. I’m not referring exclusively to academics, but also the fine tuning of the goals and ideals I have for my family, discovering who God … {Read More...}

Adventures in Homeschooling - Inspiration, encouragement, and tips on taking your homeschool outside your four walls and into the world.

Adventures in Homeschooling

  This post includes affiliate links. Thanks for your support of this site!  Please see my disclosure for more information. "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." ~ Helen Keller When most people think of "school" they paint a mental picture of teachers, desks, textbooks, pencils and grades. Perhaps that's why so many … {Read More...}

5 Ways to Make Spelling Fun

5 Ways to Make Spelling Fun

Spelling can be one of those subjects that kids dread, even if they are good at it.  There just isn't much excitement when it comes to spelling - weekly spelling lists, spelling practice, spelling rules, spelling worksheets - not very much fun for most kids.  But spelling practice can be fun!  Just add in a little activity and/or … {Read More...}

Read Alouds that Span Multiple Ages

10 Read Alouds that Span Multiple Ages

This post includes affiliate links. Thanks for your support of this site!  Please see my disclosure for more information. Most homeschooling families love books. There's just something about taking your children's education into your own hands that makes you also want to enrich their lives in as many aspects as you can. Using great books in … {Read More...}

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tips to help you unplug and be with the kids

Tips to Help You Unplug and Be With the Kids

Are you constantly tempted to scroll Facebook or Pinterest when you have other things you could be doing at home? Here are some tips to help you unplug.  If you're like me then sometimes the weight of motherhood can feel heavy. Not heavy as in, "I don't want to do this," but heavy as in, "I really need to zone out!" In itself that isn't … {Read More}

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Incorporating Christ into Your Preschooler’s Day

As a mama, it's important to me to teach my children about Christ - who He is, why He's so amazing, and how much He loves us.  God gave us the great responsibility of shepherding our children and of guiding them spiritually; this is probably one of the most important things we, as parents, will do on this earth.  And I believe we should … {Read More}

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5 Ways to Connect With Your Spouse During Busy Seasons

It's tough sometimes, isn't it?! Kids, schoolwork, housekeeping tasks, jobs... Trying to balance our to-do's can feel stressful at times so we just do the best we can at juggling everything. But, too often our marriages end up being the main thing that is unintentionally neglected. So here are 5 ways we can all connect with our spouses during busy … {Read More}

75 Free Printable Scavenger Hunts

75 FREE Printable Scavenger Hunts (& a HUGE Cash Giveaway)

Kids love scavenger hunts!  And most adults probably do too; I know I do. Scavenger hunts make for an easy, fun, and frugal activity for family night (or day). Spring is right around the corner and many of the hunts listed below can be done outside.  However, since spring can have some unpredictable weather, there are many on the … {Read More}

Homemade Snow Recipes

Homemade {fake} Snow Recipes

I grew up in cold and snowy upstate New York.  And while I was happy to leave the snow behind when our family recently moved to Texas, I am a little sad that my kids won't have the opportunity to make memories of building snowmen and making snow angels in the yard. So, I need to find an alternative.  Here are the 10 best {fake} … {Read More}

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Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up #26

Welcome to the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up! We are so glad you are here.  We hope you will join us each Monday at 9am EST to link-up, hop around, encourage others, and be encouraged. The Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up is built on the foundation of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you … {Read More}

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Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up #25

Welcome to the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up! We are so glad you are here.  We hope you will join us each Monday at 9am EST to link-up, hop around, encourage others, and be encouraged. The Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up is built on the foundation of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you … {Read More}

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Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up #24

Welcome to the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up! We are so glad you are here.  We hope you will join us each Monday at 9am EST to link-up, hop around, encourage others, and be encouraged. The Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up is built on the foundation of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you … {Read More}

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