What’s in Our Easter Baskets This Year?

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    I like to try to pick things for the kids Easter Baskets that have something to do with Christ, and developing a relationship with Him.  So here is what we have going in their baskets for this year… Trevor (11.5 years old): Reel Kids Adventure Story Book Set – Trevor loves to read! A boys devotional book   Zoe (9.5 years old) Zoe’s favorite Christian Artist right now (and she doesn’t have this cd yet) Zoe’s other favorite {Read More}

Exciting News!!

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For whatever reason, I tend to become very quiet when I am in my first trimester of pregnancy.  I am already a naturally quiet person, but for whatever reason, that first trimester of pregnancy pretty much shuts me down.  I tend to post WAY less on social media.  I just sort of power off in that area. Now that I have emerged from my first trimester, I am here to finally announce on the blog, that we are expecting again! {Read More}

Felicity’s One Year Old “Sunshine & Rainbows” Birthday Party

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4 Months ago, we had Felicity’s One Year Birthday Party.  Since we have called her our “little sunshine” from birth, and she is our sweet little “rainbow baby,”  I decided to go with a “Sunshine & Rainbows” themed birthday party. Here are some photos from her special day… The Food Table.  Rainbow table cloth from Target. All of the Sunshine signs, posters, banners, etc I purchased from this Etsy shop. I made rainbow cupcakes for the guests, and a sun-shiny smash {Read More}

Meet My New BFF, Young Living Essential Oils! (Plus A TON of awesome giveaways)

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Hahaha, a bit dramatic, huh?!  I know, it does seem that way, but seriously.  They are my new BFF!  I have been hearing about Essential Oils for months years now, and have considered trying them out.  I finally got Jared on board with me to let me try them out.  I purchased my Young Living starter kit, and have been on cloud 9 with my oils ever since!  Just ask my friends.  I’ve kind of gone off the deep end! Seriously {Read More}

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas!  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas & a Happy New Year!  Praying each of you know the love of  our Savior, Jesus,  this Christmas and always.  May our focus be on Him, and the awesomeness of what He came to do for us!  My heart swells with JOY at the sheer thought! On a blogging note, I would like to apologize for my undeclared, unplanned blogging break.  I am planning to get back into the swing {Read More}

Win A Kindle Fire & More ~ A+ Interactive Math Giveaway

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Dear Homeschool readers, I am excited to be a part of the all new A+ Interactive Math site launch team!  You are in for a treat with this fabulous site launch GIVEAWAY going on this week.  I am telling you, you do NOT want to miss this!! A+ Interactive Math by TutorSoft Inc. is giving away a Kindle Fire to celebrate the launch of their brand new website. The Kindle Fire will be loaded with 8 different A+ Interactive Math eBooks {Read More}

Don’t Just Pin It ~ DO it! {8/9/13-8/16/13}

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Welcome to another week of Don’t Just Pin it – DO it!   I hope you will join me, and link up your accomplished pinterest task of the week! Here are a few details about the link up: You don’t have to have a blog to participate – ***See stars below for more details!  Also, don’t feel like you have to create an entire blog post based on your completed task – just stick it into a weekly wrap up post, or {Read More}

Teach Your Kids How to Have a Quiet Time

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Today I am over at the Teach Them Diligently Blog talking about teaching your kids how to have a quiet time.  Head on over there to read the whole post….   About a year and a half ago I began to think about what a huge blessing it would be to my kids if I taught them how to have a quiet time.  What does that mean?  What does it look like?  How do you do it?   ….To read this {Read More}

FREE New Ebook ~ 31 Days of Encouragement for the Homeschool Mom

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Are you a homeschool mom in need of a little encouragement on your journey?  Or do you know someone who is? I am thrilled to share this wonderfully encouraging new resource with you!  Candace from His Mercy is New along with the help of Amanda Pelser  compiled 31 encouraging and inspiring articles from several Teach Them Diligently bloggers – and the result…this amazing new ebook created to encourage the hearts of homeschool moms. I am humbled and grateful to play a small {Read More}

Don’t Just Pin It – DO it! {8/2/13 ~ 8/9/13}

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Welcome to another week of Don’t Just Pin it – DO it!   I hope you will join me, and link up your accomplished pinterest task of the week! Here are a few things you might notice that have changed about the link up: You don’t have to have a blog to participate – ***See stars below for more details!  Also, don’t feel like you have to create an entire blog post based on your completed task – just stick it into {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday ~ Sunday Morning

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Homeschooling Through Life’s Curveballs

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How do you homeschool when life throws you a curveball? So far, during our homeschool journey, we’ve gone through about 3 good, solid years of some pretty big life stuff. God used those years of homeschooling  to ingrain in me the great need for flexibility in homeschooling. We homeschool at home, while living our everyday, ordinary life.  Difficulties happen. We go through unforeseen hardships, pain, suffering, grief, anxiety, stress, emergencies – you name it.  Living in a fallen world these {Read More}

Our Chore & Routine System {Vlog}

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My son and I created a vlog on how our chore & routine system works.  This system kills 2, well really 3, birds with one stone.  Not only does it help them complete their daily chores, it also regulates electronic time, and helps teach saving/spending principles. I came up with this system about 2 years ago, and have loved how well it has worked for our family.  We were really looking for 2 big things with our kids at the {Read More}

Don’t Just Pin it – DO it! {7/26/13 ~ 8/2/13}

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Welcome to another week of Don’t Just Pin it – DO it!   I hope you will join me, and link up your accomplished pinterest task of the week! Here are a few things you might notice that have changed about the link up: You don’t have to have a blog to participate – ***See stars below for more details!  Also, don’t feel like you have to create an entire blog post based on your completed task – just stick it into {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday ~ A Crawler’s World

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***WARNING*** Baby Cuteness Overload!