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My 2017 Word – A Quest for Real Rest

If there is one thing most Mamas can universally agree upon, it is that they are tired. We can argue about breastfeeding vs bottle feeding, homeschool vs public school, electronics vs the real world or co-sleeping vs independent sleeping all day long but you bring up tired and everyone just nods their heads in understanding.… Continue reading My 2017 Word – A Quest for Real Rest

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Goodbye Resolutions: Love The Year You’re In

Resolutions have always left me with a bad aftertaste. The year would end and even though my heart told me it was a good year, in my mind I would see only what I didn’t do. Never mind all the pregnancies, babies, meals on the table, thousands of diapers changed, lessons taught, many kids tucked in and nearly as many… Continue reading Goodbye Resolutions: Love The Year You’re In

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Inspire Gratitude In Kids: Including Giving To Them

Christmas is my time to savor. Every day offers the chance to savor God’s best when we are looking for it but winter slows me down to find it. As the snow falls my heart grows quiet and I am able to see and enjoy things I am often too busy to notice in the Summertime.… Continue reading Inspire Gratitude In Kids: Including Giving To Them

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Christmas School Plans: Accomplishing Homeschool Memories

(This post contains affiliate links, you can read a full disclosure here. Thank you for supporting Soaring Arrows!) Christmas school you wonder? I wondered too. Thanksgiving break behind us and a Christmas tree before us. I felt as ready to start our homeschool routine back up as my littles. I pondered what to do with… Continue reading Christmas School Plans: Accomplishing Homeschool Memories

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Holiday Baking With Kids: Perfectly Imperfect

My family comes from a long line of fantastic bakers. As amazing as this may sound for my kids, this could easily have put them at a disadvantage to enjoying the Christmas season. Why? Well simple, because I want everything to be perfect, which could only mean one thing, no kids in the kitchen. Luckily… Continue reading Holiday Baking With Kids: Perfectly Imperfect

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Becoming An Unlikely Feminist: Empowered To Serve Others

I’ve never thought of myself as a feminist until recently. My entire life the word itself felt like a curse word, it had always left such a bad taste in my mouth. Feminism. EW! In my generation it can be an excuse for all kinds of sin & selfishness all in the name of being a woman, therefore I had written it… Continue reading Becoming An Unlikely Feminist: Empowered To Serve Others

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So You Want To Help A Homeschool Mom

Months after my first baby was born, my parents moved a few hours away from us, getting help when I needed it hasn’t always been an easy option for me. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise because this lack forced me to get out and make some new friends, especially those living right in… Continue reading So You Want To Help A Homeschool Mom

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Mere Motherhood: A Homeschool Philosophy Wake Up Call

Since the beginning of the year something has been off with our homeschool. I couldn’t place it because my goal was to have a more relaxed year, what could be wrong with that? The problem fell with the fact that it wasn’t really showing up in the day to day. In my heart I knew… Continue reading Mere Motherhood: A Homeschool Philosophy Wake Up Call