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Path to Education {Choosing Curriculum That’s Right for Your Child}

Every spring I question the quality of our school year. Doubt sets in, and I begin to scramble, trying to put together something better. As a homeschooling mama, I’m sometimes overwhelmed with the weight of knowing I'm solely responsible for the education of my children. I hear I’m not alone. Jumping back and forth between the idyllic view … [Read More...]

The Key to Homeschooling Preschoolers (A Mama's Story)

The Key to Homeschooling Preschoolers

When my oldest child was a mere 3 years old, I began diligently researching homeschooling. I needed to learn all about it to ensure that I chose the best possible path for the education of her and all of our other children. It's rather common for parents to start to consider preschool options around the time their child is 3, and it was no … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Monday {Link-Up}

Welcome to Mama Moment Mondays! If you're featured below or have been in the past, help yourself to a featured button (you'll find the codes on the sidebar).  30 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge Advice for Moms of Active Toddlers Winning the War Over Worry Now, onto this week's link-up! Topics may … [Read More...]

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How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You?

Whether through major trials or triumphs or just during our everyday encounters, I feel that God often uses my children to continue molding me into who I’m to be. As I look back on the questions and statements I’m frequently saying to my children (and questions and statements not dissimilar to the ones Rachael Carman mentions in her book, How … [Read More...]

Boys Need to Play

Boys Need to Play

  Boys are wild and wonderful. They were born for adventure and to get things done. The wild part can almost drive you crazy and run you ragged just trying to keep them alive. Stitches, playing in the toilet, running into the road, getting stuck high in trees, wrestling…all these things age a mama and keeps her on her knees in prayer. … [Read More...]

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Mama Moment Mondays {Link-Up}

Welcome to Mama Moment Mondays! If you're featured below or have been in the past, help yourself to a featured button (you'll find the codes on the sidebar). Determining the Best Choices for Your Family Unconditional Love Homeschooling the Difficult Child Now, onto this week's link-up! Topics may … [Read More...]

God Hears the Prayers of His Children

Playing and Praying

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 KJV My nine-year old daughter loves imaginative play, and it often takes her on many adventures. Most recently in her imaginary travels, she found herself in the country of Italy, but it didn’t stop … [Read More...]

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5 Favorite Things for Dyslexia

5 Favorite Things for Dyslexia Like most moms of a dyslexic child, I sought out every resource and product available to help my child. Through the last few years, I have come across some that work and others that fell short.  The one thing you learn about dyslexia is the manifestation of it is as unique as the child.  So, what may work … [Read More...]

Large Family Homeschool Methods

Large Family Homeschool Methods

Over the years, we've used a variety of curriculum that's served us well during specific seasons. Regarding homeschooling the large family, I've heard three pieces of advice and wonder what works best for other large homeschooling families. 1) Textbook methods are easiest to implement and keep organized. After a child learns to read, they work … [Read More...]

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Herbal Tea 101: Dosages for Medicinal Herbal Teas

Using herbs as medicine is an enjoyable part of helping our family stay well. My children probably don’t remember a time when they weren’t offered a cup of tea to ease a queasy tummy or to help them relax in the evening. While we use a variety of herbal remedies, teas are not only one of the safer methods of administration, they’re likely one of … [Read More...]