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Energized Mom

Planning my days includes a schedule for school, errands and dinner, but until the last few years, did I realize the importance of making sure my exercise plan was on the agenda. Here are ten ideas to help you discover a way to work exercise into your routine!...

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Incorporating Holidays into School Days

How did that translate into school? Well, I couldn’t check off math, science, or history in my planner, but I did see more important education occur. The kids learned how to cook, measure ingredients, and follow instructions while singing and laughing. They also developed traditions and relationships that could not...

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Making Time

Feeling as if we have precious little time, we start the day clinging to every moment. What if we were to instead entrust our time to Christ, offering him the first moments of our day and trusting him with the remainder?...

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What is Advent, Anyway?

When we celebrate Advent, we do more than simply set aside one day to wish Jesus, “Happy birthday!” We reset our focus over the course of the whole season. Nothing can make Christmas more precious than an increased awareness of what Jesus really accomplished by taking on our flesh....

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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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Beware the “Expert”

Somewhere along the way, it seems to me that homeschoolers have lost sight of why they homeschool and have traded in their flexibility and freedom only to willingly place themselves under another “system,” one which has been created by homeschoolers, for homeschoolers....

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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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