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    Homeschooling 101: Staying the Course

    I’m back today with another Homeschooling 101 post.  Today we’re talking about homeschooling kindergarten and elementary level students.   Staying the course in homeschooling can be difficult if you’re not fully committed to this calling. There are several things that can cause a … [Read More...]

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    October Holidays & Fun Days 2014

    Hi everyone! October is approaching, which means fall is in the air for those of you above the equator! I love the fall crisp air, leaves change color, and warm comfy clothes! Here are a few dates to remember to make your October a little more exciting! Holidays: October 1 … [Read More...]

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    October 2014 Monthly Meal Plan

    Wondering what to have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Don’t worry, I have the October 2014 Monthly meal plan for you today that can answer that question. And as always my plan includes meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks! I really can’t believe how fast this year is going by, and … [Read More...]

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    What’s in the Workbox Wednesday 5th Grade

    Hi everyone! It’s time for a new 5th grade What’s in the Workbox Wednesday post! For those of you who missed it, you can check out my 2014 Curriculum post to see more details. Today we’re taking a quick look at Turbo’s workboxes today, and as I said above he’s a 5th grader this year.  And I … [Read More...]

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    Homeschooling 101: Homeschooling and the Working Parent

    Hi everyone! I’m back today with another Homeschooling 101 post.  Today we’re talking about homeschooling and the working parent.   Homeschooling itself is a full time job, so carefully consider whether or not working and homeschooling is a realistic choice for your family. While … [Read More...]

FEB
03
2010

The Love Dare Day 32: Love meets sexual needs

The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 1 Corinthians 7:3 TODAY’S DARE If at all possible, try to initiate sex with your husband or wife today. Do this in a way that honors what your spouse has told you (or implied to you) about what they need from you sexually. Ask God to make this enjoyable for both of you as well as a path to greater intimacy.Obviously we'll need to adjust this for the children today, I think we will have them initiate a random act of kindness towards a sibling, such as helping them with a chore.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 MarriageI would ask for you all to … [Read more...]

FEB
02
2010

The Snowy Day Lapbook

I can’t do a lapbook for the others without including one for our eager little preschooler! I chose The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats since we have it and it fits in nicely with our Letter S for snowman theme! This lapbook was downloaded from Homeschool Share I particularly like the story board cards that she put up in order as we read the story. I’ve found that for my 3 year old its better to put the main lapbook together for her, then let her do any coloring/pasting involved. … [Read more...]

FEB
02
2010

The Love Dare Day 31: Love and Marriage

A man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 TODAY’S DARE Is there a “leaving” issue you haven’t been brave enough to conquer yet? Confess it to your spouse today, and resolve to make it right. The oneness of your marriage is dependent upon it. Follow this with a commitment to your spouse and to God to make your marriage the top priority over every other human relationship. 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 Marriage I would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. Click here to start from … [Read more...]

FEB
01
2010

Prek Letter Q

Welcome to the Letter Q. We’ll be having fun with Quilts this week! Letter Q Memory Verse: “Quench not the Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Click here to download the verse puzzle. (Note: I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek) For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Q is for Quilt Letter Hunt Worksheet: Letter Q Handwriting Practice:   Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter V on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. (Notice the outfit, she’s Queen for the day!) Song time: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2 Quilt Match-Up! Print this sheet twice, leave one together as the game board, and cut up the second one into pieces so you have a matching game. Goal: Match up the identical designs! Quilt Number Cards! This game is for counting practice. Simply cut out along the lines so … [Read more...]

FEB
01
2010

Tips for Homeschooling a Houseful

I stumbled across a wonderful video from LampStand Press today and if you have an extra moment, its really worth taking a look at.She covers raising and homeschooling your children from infancy to high school from a biblical perspective. Hope you find it helpful!For more information on LampStand Press click here! … [Read more...]

FEB
01
2010

The Love Dare Day 30: Love brings unity

Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. John 17:11 TODAY’S DARE Isolate one area of division in your marriage, and look on today as a fresh opportunity to pray about it. Ask the Lord to reveal anything in your own heart that is threatening oneness with your spouse. Pray that He would do the same for them. And if appropriate, discuss this matter openly, seeking God for unity.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 MarriageI would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. Click here to start from Day 1!If you're … [Read more...]

JAN
31
2010

No Sew Fleece Quilt

This was a total experiment, but it worked out well. We made small doll blankets since there was A LOT of knotting required here. And really its for 6yrs and up I’d say. My 3yr old couldn’t tie the knots so I ended up doing most of her blanket. However, it was excellent tying practice for my six 7 year old. Supplies: Fun colored fleece (I got 1yd per color, yield: 3 doll blankets) A cutting mat A clear ruler Scissors Instructions: Cut fleece into 14” squares (For doll blanket I only used 4 squares) Lay 2 opposite colors of felt on top of each other and cut fringe along edges: cut 3” deep into fleece every 1” along edges (a 3x3 corner piece should come off leaving you with the image below: Lay your cut pieces next to each other like you want them to be (see above right photo). Starting with 2 squares tie knots with the strips of fleece. DO NOT TIE CENTER STRIPS YET Once all 4 squares are tied together EXCEPT center strips, these will be tied diagonally to opposing … [Read more...]

JAN
31
2010

The Love Dare Day 29: Love’s Motivation

Render service with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to men. Ephesians 6:7 TODAY’S DARE Before you see your spouse again today, pray for them by name and for their needs. Whether it comes easy for you or not, say “I love you,” then express love to them in some tangible way. Go to God in prayer again, thanking Him for giving you the privilege of loving this one special person—unconditionally, the way He loves both of you.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 MarriageI would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. Click here to start from Day 1!If you're … [Read more...]

JAN
30
2010

Cranberry Turkey Breast

This recipe was delicious and SUPER easy! Ingredients: 1 3lb turkey breast 1 packet of Onion Soup Mix 1/2 c orange juice 1 can cranberry sauce (not jellied) Directions: Place turkey breast in crockpot Mix all other ingredients in bowl and pour over turkey breast Turn Crockpot on low and cook 8 hrs or until meat is tender Serve with salad and bread!Tip: This makes a great freezer meal, simply prepare sauce and place raw turkey breast and sauce in Zip-lock Freezer Bag and freeze. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in refrigerator then place in crock-pot and cook on low 8hrs until meat is tender! … [Read more...]

JAN
30
2010

The Love Dare Day 28: Love makes sacrifices

He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:16 TODAY’S DARE What is one of the greatest needs in your spouse’s life right now? Is there a need you could lift from their shoulders today by a daring act of sacrifice on your part? Whether the need is big or small, purpose to do what you can to meet the need.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 MarriageI would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. Click here to start from Day 1!If you're participating in The Love Dare, I would love to hear from you! Add your link to our … [Read more...]