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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

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How To Have A Restful Christmas: The Merry Little Christmas Project

Shopping in October has always been a part of my Christmas preparation for good reason. It’s not that I don’t love strolling through the streets of our local town enjoying the snow & Christmas décor, that I adore. It’s just far more enjoyable with all of my gifts already purchased, wrapped and under the tree. Long… Continue reading How To Have A Restful Christmas: The Merry Little Christmas Project

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Grown Daughters of Christ: You Are (Also) Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Sometimes my eyes flutter open and I am instantly filled with the pain of the day before. Depression has invaded my heart a time or two or three before, but this time that isn’t it. The truly difficult things in life are not elusive, they are your final thoughts as you finally drift into a state of… Continue reading Grown Daughters of Christ: You Are (Also) Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

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6 Things Saving My Homeschool Sanity

Mornings start late and chaotic now that we are a month into our homeschool year. Usually we would have some kind of routine by now but I can honestly say I don’t see a routine on the horizon unless I could somehow triple myself. Thankfully I had already prepped myself mentally for a tough year because that… Continue reading 6 Things Saving My Homeschool Sanity

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How To Have A Relatively Screen-Free Road Trip (Kids Included)

Last week we took our family’s first big family adventure. With four kids ages 2-8 and a long drive ahead, the temptation would be high to buy each of them a tablet and get set for a quiet ride. Here are a few reasons we stay as screen free as we can, especially on a Road Trip!… Continue reading How To Have A Relatively Screen-Free Road Trip (Kids Included)

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Why Family Adventures? Vacations Are Not For Parents

Half of learning to enjoy Motherhood is setting your expectations at the right level. This applies to many aspects of Motherhood but especially the family vacation. Last year we took our first family vacation with our four kids! Due to my husband having a few really tough years working extremely long hours as well as… Continue reading Why Family Adventures? Vacations Are Not For Parents

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Tips For An Organized Home Centered Homeschool Room

Bringing school into the home was never an option in my mind. After all I grew up Homeschooled so my Mom had taken care of the step most Homeschool families take, setting up desks for school. That was Kindergarten, it didn’t take long until we realized school would happen in the dining room, living room couch or even… Continue reading Tips For An Organized Home Centered Homeschool Room

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Surviving To Thriving: My Stay At Home Mom Summer

Last week I had my four kids in the backseat, the lake breeze rolling off the water drifting into our van windows as we listened to music, the beach toys hardly had time to shake the sand from our previous trip just two days before and we were already back for more fun with friends at the beach. When… Continue reading Surviving To Thriving: My Stay At Home Mom Summer

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7 Habits For A Fearless Homeschool Mom Life

It’s the lazy part of my human nature that tells me there is a secret formula I can follow for perfection in motherhood and my homeschool. Unfortunately for most(all) of us, that simply isn’t the case. We strive for perfection, yet God doesn’t call us to that. He calls us to rely on Him in… Continue reading 7 Habits For A Fearless Homeschool Mom Life

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A Homeschool Graduate’s Guide To Homeschooling Teenagers

We all expect some element of perfection from our children, it starts the day they are born. The moment I saw my firstborn, I was laid out on the operating table during an emergency C-section, while my husband held our daughter for the first time with that new dad glisten in his eyes. As soon I laid eyes on… Continue reading A Homeschool Graduate’s Guide To Homeschooling Teenagers