I Would Have Crucified Jesus

I would have crucified Jesus.

That’s a hard thought to swallow. But, it’s true. It’s easy for me to sit here some 2,000 years later and think there’s no way I would have been one of those people yelling “Crucify him!”, but in reality, when I look at my life I realize I’m yelling “Crucify him!” multiple times every single day. […]

5 Fun and Faith-Filled Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is usually associated with romance, chocolates, sweet gifts and everything related to love. Although it’s considered nowadays as more of a “secular holiday,” causing some people to either love it or hate it, I think it would do us well to try to trace the roots of this holiday, and teach our kids […]

3 Simple Picture Book Perfect Activities for Valentine’s Day

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  When you snuggle up for Valentine’s Day read-alouds this year, wouldn’t you enjoy beautiful picture books that include faith, history, virtue and, of course, LOVE? I would!  That’s why I’ve already gotten ahold of copies of three of my family’s favorite Valentine’s Day read-alouds. Saint Valentine Mosaics Saint Valentine, retold and illustrated by Robert […]

Enjoy a Free Food Study Printable for Our Lady of Altagracia Day

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One of our favorite feast days is coming up on January 21.  It’s a day that even non-Catholics can enjoy, as there is a fabulous book about it that ties in perfectly with geography, culture, or literature/legend studies: A Gift of Gracias. In fact, I so enjoyed A Gift of Gracias that last year, I […]

Growing in Motherhood: Growing Our Faith

Motherhood stretches us, and if we let it, it will grow our faith. | by Virginia George at Upside Down Homeschooling

A couple months ago I posted an article on my Facebook page that got some people talking. In it, a very frustrated mom used some naughty words around her kids. I don’t condone the use of such language, and don’t use it myself, but the frustration she felt… that was me. Out of that frustration and the fact […]

How to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing in Your Home

How to keep the focus on what really matters in your home.

This is the time of year when I fantasize about summer. In the cozy realm of my imagination, warm temperatures replace frigid ones. A tank top and flip flops replace my heavy coat and boots. Lazy and carefree days at the pool replace my down-to-the-minute homeschool/blogging/ministry schedule. Vacations replace field trips. And long afternoons outside playing […]

Finding Strength in God’s Word for the New Year

Finding Strength in God's Word for the New Year

What are your aspirations for the New Year? It’s that time of the year again when everyone is making New Year’s resolutions. We all want to make a fresh start with a new beginning in 2015. I understand – I’m right there with you. But as I’ve been contemplating the New Year, this one thing […]

Worth the Inconvenience

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Pregnancy is not among my favorite things. My three pregnancies haven’t been miserable, by any means. Though I had my share of morning sickness, heartburn, and aches & pains, I have to admit that I didn’t have more than my share. Still, at its very best, pregnancy is a challenging time, even as it’s a […]

L is for Light {Free printable pack!}

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At Christmas there are lights everywhere, on Christmas trees and all over houses. These lights light up the night, with many families in Australia, mapping out a route around their town, to go and take in the beautiful light displays. This is also a wonderful time to spend with our children, teaching them about the […]