7 Ways to Build Self-Esteem…God’s Way!

“You can do anything you set your mind to.” “You have everything you need within yourself.” “Believe in yourself.” “Follow your heart.” I’m sure you recognize these statements that are so prevalent in our society today. They’re always spoken with the best of intentions, aiming to build up the self-esteem of the hearer. Unfortunately, I’m [...]

12 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Homeschool

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It’s that time of year! Fresh reams of paper, spiral-bound notebooks, and packages of pencils with full, perfect erasers have replaced the bottles of sunscreen, pool toys, and beach towels on store shelves. Our beloved summer is drawing to a close. Our bookshelves have been purged of last year’s materials, making way for supplies prepared [...]

“Peace-full” Homeschool Planning

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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 [...]

7 Ways to Help Kids Encounter God

7 Ways to Help Kids Encounter God

Yesterday I considered the amazing reality that God wants to encounter your children and mine. Today I’d like to offer seven suggestions for how we can encourage our kids to encounter Him. Read God’s Word to them. “The Word of God is living and powerful…” (Hebrews 4:12). I’ve certainly experienced the power of God’s Word in my own [...]

Divine Encounters…For Kids!

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Here’s a jaw-droppingly beautiful truth: Jesus’ first priority for you is just to be with Him. Mark 3:14 tells us that “He appointed twelve that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach.” Do you see how being with Him came first? Before the preaching, before the healing, before the [...]

Catch this Leprechaun! St. Patrick’s Day Craft for Kids

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St Patrick was taken to Ireland as a slave and his faith grew. He escaped, went home to Britain, became a priest and then bishop. He returned to Ireland, preaching and converting many people, using the shamrock to explain the Trinity. St Patrick is the patron saint of tooth aches, snake bites and Ireland. Everyone [...]

Why You Should Bring Your Kids to Church ANYWAY!

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  Little kids. Two year olds, five year olds, seven year olds. Little kids that walk on the kneeler, crawl under the pews and talk all throughout the Mass. Little kids that take the hat off of the person sitting in front of you. Little kids that you LOVE. Yes, when they hear your last [...]

5 Fun and Easy Kids Valentine Crafts

5 Fun and Easy Kids Valentine Crafts

    My kiddos love being creative and with Valentine’s Day around the corner I thought it would be fun to share some kids valentine crafts with y’all! Above each collage you’ll find a supply list, and below it will be the directions for each craft. I hope you have fun with your kiddos getting [...]

Sewing with Kids

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Today’s post from Jennifer is wonderful for those of us wondering how we can begin sewing with our children. I used to sew before I got married and had a family. I find it strange now because having a family, it’s really necessary to know how to sew. Many years I’ve threw out my children’s clothing because [...]