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FREE Nativity Preschool Printable Pack

FREE Printable Nativity Preschool Pack

  This week I'm bringing you 5 Days of Nativity Printables.  Each day this week, I will have a new nativity themed printable for you.  All you have to do to get these freebies is to subscribe to My Joy-Filled Life by email.  Once you do, you will have access to ALL 5 nativity printables, plus several other freebies I have … {Read More}

Large Family Christmas Shopping

Large Family Christmas Shopping on a Budget

*This post contains affiliated links* It's the most wonderful time of the year! I love the Christmas season and just about everything that comes with it--the lights, the decorations, the spirit of giving, the celebration of my blessed Savior's birth--all of it. It's just a fantastic, family oriented season and it gives me the warm and … {Read More}

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FREE Printable Nativity Stick Puppets

  This week I'm bringing you 5 Days of Nativity Printables.  Each day this week, I will have a new nativity themed printable for you.  All you have to do to get these freebies is to subscribe to My Joy-Filled Life by email.  Once you do, you will have access to ALL 5 nativity printables, plus several other freebies I have … {Read More}

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Story Time Activities

It’s Story Time again and this month’s story is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff. February Story Time – The Snowy Day March Story Time – Green Eggs and Ham April Story Time – Planting a Rainbow May Story Time – The Very Hungry Caterpillar June Story Time – Blueberries for Sal July Story Time – Big Red Barn August Story … {Read More...}

Fall Yarn Leaf Magnets Pin

Fall Yarn Leaf Magnets

Fall is my favorite season.  One of the things I enjoy the most about it is the beautiful colors of the changing leaves.  That’s probably why I was drawn to this neat yarn leaf craft. I recently did this craft with my older kids; head over to Hip Homeschool Moms to see how you can make them too! … {Read More...}

First things first - Making God the Priority in your homeschool

First Things First – Making God the Priority in Your Homeschool

As homeschooling moms, we usually have a lot that we try to fit into our days. Teaching aside, we have to prepare meals, keep the house (and the kids) clean, maintain order, run the occasional errand, find time to shower and get dressed - oh, and sleep! So when it comes to the schooling part, there is a lot we need to cover. There is the … {Read More...}

5 Fun & Active Reading Games for Kids

5 Fun and Active Reading Games for Kids

It is important to teach your child to read, and even more important to ensure that he enjoys reading. However, as any mom of a preschooler or kindergartner will tell you, kids would rather run around and play games than read. So, here are five fun reading games for kids designed for active little tykes. Trust me, sitting still and reading is not … {Read More...}

How do dinosaurs

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? – Story Time Activities

It’s Story Time again and this month’s story is How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. Did you know that October is National Dinosaur Month?  I didn't either!  But I planned out this series last year and it couldn't have worked out better.  So, to celebrate National Dinosaur Month, grab your favorite … {Read More...}

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Large Family Christmas Shopping

Large Family Christmas Shopping on a Budget

*This post contains affiliated links* It's the most wonderful time of the year! I love the Christmas season and just about everything that comes with it--the lights, the decorations, the spirit of giving, the celebration of my blessed Savior's birth--all of it. It's just a fantastic, family oriented season and it gives me the warm and … {Read More}

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Five Ways We Can Help Adoptive Families

I think adoption is amazing. It’s a perfect example of how God brings beauty from the ashes, and how He sets the lonely into families. “A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity.” Psalm 68:5-6 (NKJV) And since November … {Read More}

Our Favorite Christian Music CDs for Kids

Our Favorite Christian Music CDs for Kids

I love listening to Christian music in our home.  It helps lift up our spirits and helps us to worship our Lord.  I just love lifting my hands up to the Lord as I sing His praises, and I love it even more when I have a little one (or 2, or more) joining in next to me.  And when we start our day in this manner, it just sets the tone … {Read More}

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Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up #8

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 #7

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}

Love the Little Years

Learning to Love the Little Years, Even When They Are Difficult

  Imagine with me for a moment... Your alarm goes off at 6a. You quietly and carefully lift your body over the baby's in an attempt to turn it off before he wakes. You gently fall back into your sleeping space and drift off to sleep. It was a long night. A few more minutes of rest won't hurt anyone. 630a rolls around and you hear … {Read More}

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