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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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Making Schedule Adjustments

There are times when a schedule really does need a full overhaul. In those cases, the best option is to grab that pen and paper and go through the steps necessary to truly re-evaluate your family's needs and commitments. Other times, though, an intentional small adjustment is all that is necessary...

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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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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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Enjoyable Cleaning

Now that my five kids are well past the "little" phase, it is much easier now than ever to whip the house into shape, but it hasn’t always been that way. Here are some tips I've learned from years with and without helpful kids!...

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