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It is Well with My Phone

The phone is our GPS, camera, calendar, social media connection, news source, list maker, and so much more.  Technology has certainly given us the opportunity to be more productive. But truthfully, have you found your phone to be more of a distraction than a help?...

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Simplify for Success

If there is balance between the essentials and the extras but the schedule is so tightly packed that there is no room for flexibility, there remains a need for more simplification - even if it means giving up something truly important....

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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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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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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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Sunday Traditions

When planning time together in order to establish a family tradition, the most important thing to remember is the uniqueness of your family. Don’t try copying someone else or a Pinterest board! Instead, discover what family members enjoy and set about to make the most of time together....

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