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    Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe

    Hello readers! Oh my goodness, you have to try this amazing slow-cooker white chicken chili recipe! Okay, that sounded kind of bossy. But seriously, it’s so delicious and since it’s a slow-cooker recipe, you just toss everything together in the morning and let it cook until you’re ready … [Read More...]

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    Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

    It's that time of the year again...time for roasted pumpkin seeds! And really who doesn’t love pumpkin seeds? Here’s a great roasted pumpkin seed that’s so easy your kiddos can do it themselves!   Step 1: Head to the pumpkin patch and pick out some sweet pumpkins! Next seed your … [Read More...]

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    Homeschooling 101: Switching Curriculum Mid-Year

    Hi everyone! I’m back today with another Homeschooling 101 post.  Today we’re talking about switching curriculum mid-year.   Occasionally it happens that we find ourselves needing to switch one of our curriculum choices mid-year. For me it was about three months into our 3rd year of … [Read More...]

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    Kindergarten Cursive Bible Verse Handwriting

    After publishing my Kindergarten Bible Verse Handwriting Worksheets, I had several requests for Cursive Bible Verse worksheets, so that’s what I have for you today! many of you know already, there is a weekly bible memory verse in the K4 Kindergarten curriculum, and so I’ve also added in some fun … [Read More...]

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    Sashay Scarf for kids

    Hi all! I don’t know what it is about fall, but it definitely brings out the inner crafter in me! And today I tried one of these super cute, and might I add extremely EASY, sashay scarves!   Supplies are simple: 1 ball Sashay Yarn: I used Red Heart Boutique Sashay mini since it was for … [Read More...]

JAN
27
2010

Frequently Asked Questions

I seem to be getting a lot of similar questions, so I thought I'd address some of them in one spot, so here goes... 1. What age did you start doing your prek activities with your children? I started doing our prek stuff with my daughter at 3.5. Really I think this is sort of on the young side, the main reason for it was that she has 2 older siblings doing school already and wanted to have her own boxes! We started with motor skill stuff from 1+1+1 Tot Tray ideas, and it evolved into my letter of the week program! 2. How many boxes do you do with your 3 year old? Typically she gets 5-6 boxes on M,W & F. On T and Th, she gets 3-4 boxes of fun games, or motorskills stuff (see tot tray link above). I also found a bunch of fun prek activities on My Montessori Journey, Shannon's Tot School, Homeschool Creations, Totally Tots, and more! See my sidebar to the left for all my favorite homeschool blogs! 3. What is the "Workbox System", and where do you get your … [Read more...]

JAN
27
2010

The Love Dare Day 25: Love forgives

Day 25: Love forgivesWhat I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:10 TODAY’S DARE Whatever you haven’t forgiven in your mate, forgive it today. Let it go. Just as we ask Jesus to “forgive us our debts” each day, we must ask Him to help us “forgive our debtors” each day as well. Unforgiveness has been keeping you and your spouse in prison too long. Say from your heart, “I choose to forgive.”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 … [Read more...]

JAN
26
2010

Stuffed Pasta Shells

This stuffed shells dinner was super fast and easy to make, and every one loved it! I found it on the Crockpot site, but didn’t use my crock pot! Ingredients: 1 box Jumbo Pasta Shells 1 lb lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped (I skipped this as my kids don’t like onion) 1 clove garlic, minced 2 c Mozzarella Cheese, shredded 1/2 c seasoned bread crumbs 1 Tbsp. parsley flakes 1 egg, beaten 1/2 c grated Parmesan Cheese 1/2 c lowfat ricotta cheese 2 jars spaghetti sauce, or your own homemade sauce! Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Cook pasta shells according to directions, just until tender. Meanwhile, brown beef, onion and garlic on stovetop, drain. Mix remaining ingredients in bowl and add beef mixture when done. Line bottom of 9x13 pan with some of the sauce Stuff shells and place in pan as you go. Cover finished shells with sauce Bake (covered w/foil) at 350 degrees for 40 minutes During last 10 minutes of cooking top with a … [Read more...]

JAN
26
2010

Bible Time

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JAN
26
2010

Our Curriculum 2009-2010

I've gotten a lot of questions asking about our curriculum, and what we use. Here's a sample of some of the things we use for our curriculum.Teeny Tiny Tot School:Pretty much whatever she wants to do...click here to see a typical day in Teeny Tiny Tot School!Preschool:Letter Of The Week by meTotally Tot Tray Ideas from 1+1+1Let's Sticker & Paste!My Book of Easy MazesTangramsKumon ABCs UppercaseMelissa and Doug GamesKindergarten:Art: Draw Write Now Series, How to Teach Art to Children, I Can Do All ThingsBible: Abeka Bible SeriesFun: LapbooksMath: Math U SeePhonics, Language, Reading, Math: Abeka K52nd Grade:Art: Draw Write Now Series, How to Teach Art to Children, I Can Do All ThingsBible: Abeka Bible SeriesMath: Math U SeePhonics, Language, Reading, Math, Spelling: Abeka 2History/Geography: My Father's World AdventuresScience: Abeka 2, MFW Adventures, Exploring Creation With AstronomySome other tools we use in our homeschool:www.starfall.com (Online reading … [Read more...]

JAN
26
2010

The Love Dare Day 24: Love vs Lust

Day 24: Love vs LustThe world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17 TODAY’S DARE End it now. Identify every object of lust in your life and remove it. Single out every lie you’ve swallowed in pursuing forbidden pleasure and reject it. Lust cannot be allowed to live in a back bedroom. It must be killed and destroyed—today—and replaced with the sure promises of God and a heart filled with His perfect love.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 … [Read more...]

JAN
25
2010

1000 Readers!

Hi everyone, I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU!! My blog hit 1000 readers today, and that just blows me away! You all are too cool, thanks so much for reading and for all of your lovely comments, they make my day! :0) … [Read more...]

JAN
25
2010

A Day in the Life of the Teeny Tiny Tot

One common question I get is “What does your Teeny Tiny Tot to do all day while you homeschool?” Well, I think its about time I address this question, and I really think you’ll be amazed at what a Tot can really accomplish in a day! Here are some practical things you can do with your Teeny Tiny Tot to give a head start to their education! Toddlers love to help out! Since we like to teach responsibility early on, our Teeny Tot starts her day off with chores. First she empties the dishwasher, whether dirty or clean, after that, she climbs on top of her sister’s beds, tossing down all the animals so I can wash the sheets. It would've been really helpful if today was actually sheet washing day. At the start of class she checks everyone’s workboxes to make sure they’re ready for the day. She’s also responsible for picking up the empty boxes once work is finished. And if you can’t reach something, she’s always there to help out. By the way, this is great for Large Muscle … [Read more...]

JAN
25
2010

Prek Letter N

Welcome to the Letter N. We’ll be having fun with Nests this week! Hope you enjoy it! Letter N Memory Verse: “No one can serve two masters." Matthew 6:24 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 Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter N on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. Song time: Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide 'Em In Your Heart Songs - Vol 2 Letter N Letter Hunt Worksheet: We read the story then I have her circle all of the capital and lowercase N's she can find. 1-20 Clothes Pin Counting Cards: I found some fun colored clothes pins at an office supply store a few weeks back. My daughter counts the items on the card then puts a clip on the correct number. Letter N Handwriting Writing: This is my K4 Handwriting practice sheet. It includes … [Read more...]

JAN
25
2010

The Love Dare Day 23: Love always protects

Day 23: Love always protects Love always protects. 1 Corinthians 13:7 TODAY’S DARE Remove anything that is hindering your relationship, any addiction or influence that’s stealing your affections and turning your heart away from your spouse. 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 Day 1! If you're participating in The Love Dare, I would love to hear from you! Add your link to our McLinky so we can all pray for each other! … [Read more...]