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    iBlog & iBlog Pro Bundle Sale!

    Hi everyone, are you thinking about starting a blog? Do you wonder how to make some extra income for your family at the same time? Well, we have iBlog and iBlog Pro bundled for you at a discount yipee! But you’ll have to hurry the sale ends April 20th at midnight!   Disclosure: I am a … [Read More...]

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    Hands on Easter Activities for Kids

    Bunnies, chicks, eggs…oh my! All of those things are fun, but I really want my kiddos to get the real meaning of Easter as well! So here are a few of my favorite ideas to help make this Easter special! Since Easter is quickly approaching I’m in the mood for Easter Activities! Yesterday I shared … [Read More...]

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    FREE Parenting Webinar with Amy McCready!

    Good morning parents! Are you wondering how to get your kids to listen without nagging, reminding, or yelling? Look no further! I’m partnering with Amy McCready in another great FREE parenting webinar for you! Amy is founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show contributor. Together … [Read More...]

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    The Time Machine Literature Unit

    Hi everyone! Today I have another fun literature classic for you, The Time Machine Unit Study! Hope you enjoy! Story Summary: The Time Machine tells the story of an anxious scientist who discovers how to travel through time. He starts in London in 1895 and travels all the way to the year … [Read More...]

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    Easy Chicken, Rice, and Bean Burritos

      Hi everyone! I have another simple and fast recipe to share with all of you busy homeschoolers out there! After saying this was fast, I realized that I normally make these a few days after I’ve made my Southwestern Chicken Tacos, refried beans, and Spanish rice. That way I can just pull … [Read More...]

JAN
04
2010

The Love Dare: Day 2 – Kindness

Day 2: Love is kind And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (Psst…this is a good verse to have your kids memorize! We know it by heart over here.)TODAY’S DARE In addition to saying nothing negative to your spouse again today, do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness.Edited: Note to those participating, whatever you do, DO NOT complain about your husband's random act of kindness for today. For example, DO NOT say "That was your act of kindness?" with a weird look on your face. For the record, his act of kindness was totally a nice thing, I'd just built it up in my head all day and no one could've lived up to it. That's where the "don't say anything negative" rule should have kicked in. Sorry honey...I'd like to make a public apology.The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in … [Read more...]

JAN
03
2010

Love Dare: Day 1 – Patience

I got my husband, well, my marriage really, The Love Dare for Christmas. If you haven’t heard of it, go rent Fireproof and then pick up a copy of the book for yourself! The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in trouble, do it as an individual, for your marriage, out of obedience to Christ. Each day has a challenging lesson on love, followed by a ‘dare’ for the day, and space to journal how it went. For more information visit Fireproof My MarriageDay 1: Love is patient Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,but have … [Read more...]

JAN
03
2010

What’s in the box Wednesday – Prek

Since we took December off, we’re just now starting our letter J for Jesus week. So what’s in our prek boxes to start us off? Day/Date for calendar Letter J intro and tracing Letter J color cubes Jesus lacing card Jesus size sorting Jesus letter matching upper and lowercase Jesus writing practice Sign Language Letter J Click here to see the rest of our letter J prek curriculum!Click here for more information on the Workbox System! … [Read more...]

JAN
01
2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Wishing everyone a blessed New Year!I pray that your year would be filled with motivated, eager young learners,who marvel at your every idea and beg for more,and mostly, that your focus for the year be glorifying to God!These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.Deuteronomy 6:4-9 … [Read more...]

DEC
31
2009

Felt Gingerbread Man Cookies!

I wish I could take credit for these sweet little guys (and if you know me at all, you know I am going to attempt my own!) But I found them on Oh So Happy Together!They're a perfect addition to our Felt Doughnuts, Felt Pizza and Felt Sandwiches, most importantly, they look easy enough for me to attempt even with my poor sewing skills! For more of our felt food creations click here!Supplies:Brown felt (I made 4 cookies out of 2 8.5 x 10 pieces of felt)Gingerbread cookie cutter or object (for tracing shape)White and black embroidery floss, and needleColored felt circles or plastic buttonsFabric Glue if you use felt for buttonsInstructions:Trace your gingerbread man shape on to felt (you need 2 pieces per cookie)Using black floss, stitch on eyes and mouth onto one of the brown cookie shapesSew or glue on buttonsStack this piece onto another brown cookie shape and stitch together around edges using white flossServe on cute cookie tray!Here's what mine turned out to look like. Not too … [Read more...]

DEC
30
2009

Snowman Compound Words

We put a new lapbook together this week! I downloaded it from File Folder Fun! Its a compound words lapbook, check it out! I had to glue 2 folders together since there were 3 full pages of words: Here it is in action! … [Read more...]

DEC
29
2009

Free Felt Sandwich Pattern

While on my felt food kick, I recruited my lovely mother to help! She made these super cute felt sandwiches. Knowing that there's 4 kiddo's she went all out and made one for each of them!She used this free felt sandwich tutorial from myrtleandunice.com.Here are some more fun felt tutorials to aid in your newly found obsession: Felt Food Round up at Crafty CornerFelt Pizza Tutorial by Lilly Bean Chocolate Cake White 3 Tier Cake Sandwich and chips Ravioli Farfalle Strawberries Avocado sushi Fortune cookies Brown paper bag Chinese takeout box … [Read more...]

DEC
28
2009

Quote of the Day: Bad Attitude

From my 5 year old son today in regards to doing his school work. (Mind you its day 1 back from Christmas Break, and a short week to boot!)Me: "Buddy, do you need to go to the laundry room to clean your bad attitude?"Him: "I don't have a bad attitude Mom, I just don't wanna do it" … [Read more...]

DEC
28
2009

Pattern Block Activity Printables

I found a great website today with these free Pattern Block Printables: Prekinders. They also have a TON of other great ideas! I got my Wooden Pattern Blocks Here!Anyway, they are a big hit with my kiddos, I also gave them to my 3 year old and asked her to do 1 card. When I came back, this is what I found: I think I’ll try making some for my alphabet collection! I also have Pattern Block Design Cards as well. They’re more abstract so I thought my younger one would like the pictures more.I also have these Pattern Blocks & Cards:They’re great for logic, patterns, shapes and puzzle making. It also takes some dexterity to place each shape on the board without disturbing the others.I also made pattern cards for use with these blocks, click the image to download a copy, there are 8 patterns plus a spot to make your own fun pattern! Here are some more fun pattern activities! Amazon.com Widgets … [Read more...]

DEC
25
2009

Merry Christmas To All!

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11Every year growing up, my mom would buy us each a Department 56 Dicken’s Village house for Christmas! Once we got married she gave them to us to take to our new homes as a gift. Here’s the result of many single years LOL! I love my houses, they just make me happy! Here they are at night:And speaking of happy, I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! May your day be filled with the joy of the season! You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 Here are some close ups of this years houses:http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2Fb42854ff-4430-45ae-90a2-9fdd7d9fed22&Operation=GetDisplayTemplateAmazon.com … [Read more...]