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Using Music and Movement to Help Your Kids Memorize God’s Word

Getting the Word of God into the hearts of our children is something that is very important to me. When my daughter was younger, she was on our church’s Bible quizzing team and was their memory verse team mate. Sarah would take the Scripture verses and write each one individually on an index card. Then […]

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Summertime Check Up for Mom

Summertime Check Up for Moms

Summer is quickly passing us by and many of us will be starting our new homechool years before we know it.  During these lazy days of summer, we moms have the perfect opportunity to do a little ‘check up’ and make sure that we are ready for the onslaught of work that comes with being […]

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The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad {Homeschool} Day

The alarm goes off at 5am. You finally get the energy to drag yourself out of bed only to trip over the baby doll left on the floor by your 2-year old, which sends you into orbit and stubbing your toe on the dresser as you stumble by. While in the bathroom you drop your […]


12 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Homeschool

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College Prep Genius Review & Giveaway

College for Free?! A Review of College Prep Genius

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August 2014 Activity Calendar with #FREE #printables | upsidedownhomeschooling.com

August Activity Calendar with FREE Printables

I can’t believe summer is coming to an end! Is it just me, or did it go by really fast? Print out this fun August activity calendar for some ideas on how to spend these last days of summer. I included some FREE printables with this month’s calendar. August 2014 Activity Calendar DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]