Starting a Nature Journal with Young Children

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I've been reading a lot about the Charlotte Mason homeschooling approach and I plan on slowly implementing several aspects of it. I just love how un-pressured, natural, and yet complete it is! We started out with the Delightful Reading kit to help Tobi with his reading. Simply sounding out words was not working for him so a friend suggested I [More...]


Easy Easter Craft for Young Children

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  I was feeling brave the other day and told the kids we were going to paint. I had seen this craft idea and we actually had everything we needed: canvas (I used flat ones that were in packs of 3 from the dollar store), masking tape or painter's tape, and paint. The set up is easy. Just put the tape on the canvas in the shape of a cross. [More...]

And this is why we homeschool

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One of the reasons, at least. This is Tobi after a major "a-ha!" moment. He's been really struggling to do carrying over in math because he kept wanting to work from left to right. He also has a very perfectionist personality and every time he would make a mistake, he would get so upset that we couldn't continue. I had him pick a few [More...]

Do it Heartily as to the Lord

This was the verse for my devotional today: And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians. 3: 23, 24 NKJV I needed this reminder. So often I get frustrated with breaking up another argument between the kids [More...]

Called to Cover our Heads? A Quick Breakdown of 1 Corinthians 11

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I never paid that much attention to 1 Corinthians 11 before. Like many people, I more or less skimmed through it, deeming the passage as cultural to the times and irrelevant to me. After all, I've never seen anyone in any church I've been to cover their head. Lately, however, the topic has come up several times in Christian Mommy Facebook groups [More...]

The Jesus Bible Review

The Jesus Bible

Publisher's Book Description Jesus isn’t just found in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His presence can be felt throughout the whole Bible, even in Genesis. The Jesus Bible contains the complete New International Version (NIV) with daily study helps that point to Jesus and show how he fulfilled the prophecies for the Messiah found [More...]

Does Norwex Really Work?

You might remember that I recently signed up as a Norwex consultant. While doing research on Norwex I came across this video a little while ago and was totally impressed (even though I'm already sold on Norwex.) What really surprised me were the results from using a cleaner and paper towels. Who would have thought?! P.S. Stay tuned next week [More...]