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Writing Your Own Story

Writing Your Own Story

Getting advice from friends, parents, and family is always a smart move, but that doesn’t mean you allow the advice to become an edict. Listening with an open mind, thinking it through, and praying about the issue should lend itself to a decision in which you become the primary author...

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Kitchen Clean-Up

Kitchen Clean-Up

For years, I would arrive at the dinner table completely drained. Cooking a meal after a long day of caring for young children and then immediately sitting down without the energy to converse with my family completely dampened the evening. ...

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What Are Living Books

What Are Living Books?

Homeschooling tends to have its own lingo, and sometimes it can be hard to discover just what certain phrases or terms mean. For instance, families new to homeschooling may hear the phrase “living books” tossed around. So, what exactly are living books?...

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Stages of Education

Stages of Education

Learning naturally processes through a series of stages as children’s brains mature. Although the boundaries of these stages are by no means rigid, distinctions do exist based on how children develop. So, what should you expect in each of these stages? How should the developmental process affect how we teach?...

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A Scheduled Summer

A Scheduled Summer

I try hard to balance training children into young adults and allowing them to enjoy their childhood. Kids today grow up too fast, and if there's one thing I’m learning to appreciate in this season of life, it’s the cuddling up in a hammock and talking of nothing much....

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The Life of Mothering

The Life of Mothering

Becoming a mother meant I birthed new life through this little being created by God, but that is only where it started. The life of mothering is just that: bringing life to our children. It doesn’t end when we bring our little bundles home from the hospital, but rather, life...

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4th of July

4th of July

Over the years our celebrations have varied, but our gratitude for the freedoms we celebrate have deepened each 4th of July. As we round the corner of another year, I’ve already started thinking about what we can do this year to celebrate....

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Faith Believes

Faith Believes

There were days when I passed the test of faith; on other days, I have failed miserably. I am most thankful that my relationship with Christ is not dependent on my responses, but on the sacrifice and love of my Savior....

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five-in-the-morning

Five in the Morning

Each of our families have different priorities and needs, but finding and planning a morning routine that can instill healthy habits as well as good character will not only be helpful to them, but will also help keep those early parenting years more structured and stress free....

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