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How to Start Homeschooling Right in 2018

How to Start Homeschooling Right in 2018

January is a great time to look back, seeing what went well last semester and where to improve. Yet, sometimes I felt defeated, not knowing where to turn after this exercise.  Or, how to start homeschooling in a better way. That’s why I’m sharing kid-tested strategies you can use to have a successful homeschool year… Continue Reading

9 Lessons on Forgiveness {One Word for 2017}

9 Lessons on Forgiveness {One Word for 2017}

Many blogs are posting their “one word” goal for 2018. I’ve done that in years past, but I want to do something different this year. Look back on 2017. Too often, we choose a word in January and forget what it is the following December. Many words that describe what God taught me in 2017…. Continue Reading

My 9 Favorite Books of 2017

My 9 Favorite Books of 2017

Today’s the first day of 2018, so I’m taking a look back at 2017 this week. Let’s start with my favorite books of 2017. I love to read. This year, I read less fiction and more non-fiction than normal. Which books were my favorites? #1 – How to Forgive … When You Don’t Feel Like… Continue Reading

Is the Holiday Season Difficult for You?

Is the Holiday Season Difficult for You?

I grew up with happy Christmases. My kids grew up with happy Christmases. Many friends have happy Christmases. But recently, some holidays are not happy. Trials and suffering challenge my “happy Christmas”. What about you? For many, Advent and Christmas are difficult.  Some of us struggle through trials. We try hard to keep Christ the… Continue Reading

Can You Have a Stress Free Christmas: Surviving Christmas

Can You Have a Stress Free Christmas: Surviving Christmas

You are probably saying to yourself that I have lost my mind if I think I can have a Stress Free Christmas. Well, my mind is still here and we’ve had several Stress Free Christmases in the past few years. I thought I would share some of the lessons I have learned to help in… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Gives Perspective {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 28}

    Yesterday I began a series about Thanksgiving, Advent & Christmas, showing how they should be connected. The Thanksgiving holiday sets up Advent & Christmas. One way we can refocus our family’s Christmas season is to focus on being thankful. Let’s face it, Christmas brings stress.  I still remember crying on Christmas Day because… Continue Reading

Encourage Thankfulness In Advent {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 27}

With a few days before December starts, I’m posting several ideas on using THANKS to prepare for Advent…Let me know how you prepare for Advent. This is the first of 4 posts about Thanksgiving, Advent & Christmas. Advent begins in a week. What are you doing to prepare for Christmas through this coming Advent Season?… Continue Reading

Homemade Butter Recipe {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 25

Yep, it’s after Thanksgiving but you can use this homemade butter recipe during the Christmas holidays too. Butter-making has been going on since the Pilgrims landed in America. Why not continue that tradition with your children today? This will give them a glimpse of life during the First Thanksgiving. For the recipe, click below:  … Continue Reading

Thankful Turkey Hand Art {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 24}

While you’re with the family this weekend, let the kids make these fun thankful turkey hand art pieces.   I love today’s Thanksgiving activity for kids. It is making Turkey Hand Art. These are super cute decorations for your house or Thanksgiving table. They are so easy to have the kids make and then you… Continue Reading

I Thank God

When I first started this post, I had a list of praise & thanks from 2017.  Much of it focused on God’s work in my family.  As I was walking one morning, God told me to focus on just a few of those items today. I thank God  . . . . . . that… Continue Reading