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Prepare for Fall: Host an Activity Bag Swap This Summer

Summertime is a perfect time to get together with friends on a beautiful afternoon outdoors or a sweltering one inside in air-conditioned comfort. It also a time for creativity, fun, and, for some homeschoolers, planning forward for the fall. So, why not take advantage of this season to host a bag swap? With five easy […]

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A Summer Girl’s Guide to Cheap and Simple Hair Removal

This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for it– but let’s face it, we’re all mamas who struggle to find just five minutes to shave our legs, right?!   Fuzzy legs may not be an issue during winter, but during warmer months when bathing suits and shorts are all the rage, keeping the leg […]

5 Books To Teach Your Toddler About Jesus

5 Books That Will Help Teach Your Toddler About Jesus

Since my husband and I have a toddler again in our home, we’ve been trying to expose her to more books on a more regular basis. Among her current favorite read-alouds are a few books that feature Jesus and other Bible characters — mostly board books that we bought when her older brother — our eldest […]

A Homeschool Mom's Struggle

A Homeschool Mom’s Struggle {and how she is overcoming it}

A new school year is slowly approaching. In the past, I always looked forward to the “planning” stage of a new year – researching and buying curriculum, putting together a schedule, and setting new goals. In fact, these are some of the activities I spent previous summers on, but not this summer. What’s different? Several […]

"When you forgive, bitterness and anger lose their power to steal your life. Forgiveness is freedom." ~Virginia George

Why It’s Okay Not to Forgive and Forget

The old saying tells us to “forgive and forget”. I’m not sure who came up with it, but I respectfully disagree. Actually, I think it’s just plain old foolish. I wrote once about a friend of mine who doesn’t like to receive love. My friend has had a lot of hardship in the last couple years. […]

Homeschool Mommy Wars- 5 Lies that are Ruining Homeschooling

Homeschool Mommy Wars

There is a growing trend in the homeschooling world that breaks my heart. Chances are if you’re involved in a homeschooling group  {online or in real l ife}, you’ve seen it too. The homeschooling mommy war. I see it everywhere– in homeschooling groups, co-ops, online groups, homeschooling blogs… Anywhere that you have a few homeschooling […]

Homeschool Weekly Lesson Planner & Unit Study Planner {FREE Printables}

Homeschool Weekly Lesson Planner & Unit Study Planner {FREE Printables}

During the summer I like to plan and prepare for our next homeschool year. As I’m in the midst of that I created these two free printables to help put these plans on paper.  I’m a very visual person, and writing things out really helps me to get organized. Homeschool Weekly Lesson Planner Plan out […]

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Homeschool Organization: Books

Over on my blog, In All You Do, we have been talking about Homeschool Organization this week. And today I want to talk to you about organizing and reigning in that ever-growing book obsession most homeschool families have. Organizing your books may seem either seem like a simple task or an overwhelming, heart attack waiting […]

Friends and Heroes Review

Friends & Heroes Review & Giveaway

  I was given the opportunity to review Friends & Heroes DVD 1 and Homeschool Unit Study 1. I was compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. What is Friends & Heroes? From the website..”Friends and Heroes is an animated children’s adventure based in ancient Egypt, Israel and Rome. The story follows […]

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Friendship – Love with Abandon

An old friend contacted me. We’ve spoken once in the past ten years. She apologized for not being a better friend over the years, that she let go of a deep friendship and love. This friendship, back in the day, defined soul mate for me. We were best friends, but the friendship grew deep and […]

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“Peace-full” Homeschool Planning

Summer, oh how I love you! From swimming pools to barbeques, vacation time to ice cream cones, summer is overflowing with many of my favorite things. Though many of us homeschooling moms might like to bury our heads in the sand and not think about school for the entire three months, the part of us […]

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Making Your Family Vacation More Affordable

With a tough economy and tight budgets, family vacations are easy to put on the back burner or forget about all together. But the fun, the memories and the connecting that come from family vacations are worth fighting for. Here are a few ways to make a family vacation affordable. 1. Buy food from a […]

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Homeschool Moms Pick: Top 10 English Curriculum Choices

Do you want to know how to find out which homeschooling curriculum programs are the best? That’s easy, ask a homeschooling mom who uses the curriculum! A few weeks ago, I polled the moms from our Facebook page and the Frugal Homeschooling Moms Facebook group to see what their favorite homeschool English curriculum was and […]

July Activity Calendar

July Activity Calendar

I hope your summer is off to a great start! Are you running out of ideas for keeping the little ones busy? Print out this activity calendar for some fun, fresh ideas to entertain your crew on a hot summer day! Be sure to check out the recipes and notebooking pages that are included in […]

Homeschooling with a Newborn

Homeschooling with a Newborn

My babe is only 7 months old & already I feel so blessed to have been given another lil one Another wee child to raise up & teach His ways. To encourage. To love. To care for. I had never homeschooled with a newborn/baby before… And it has been overall a pretty good experience, yet […]

30+ Parent-Child Date Night Ideas

30+ Parent-Child Date Night Ideas

I never went on dates with my Dad or Mom. Not that I feel deprived, it just wasn’t something that was done in our house. My husband has always done what he could to take the kids out for a bit so I got a break, but it wasn’t until he entered full-time ministry last […]