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Family Staycation Ideas

Family Staycation Ideas

Last week I saw a Facebook post asking for fun, low-cost activities in our area. I immediately thought of our family staycation ideas.  What is a “staycation”? It’s a vacation where you stay at home. You visit places in your area that are free or low-cost. Things to Do in College Station & Bryan Texas… Continue Reading

Holy Week for Kids – Homeschool Activities

Holy Week for Kids – Homeschool Activities

Today begins Holy Week (or Passion Week) so why not try some of our Holy Week for Kids Homeschool Activities in Language Arts, Science or History (below). Or, enter to win our Skies of the Cross (Bible, Science & History activities). Let’s begin with our free Bible Scripture Reading Plan. You can grab a copy… Continue Reading

13 Ideas in Preparing for Easter

13 Ideas in Preparing for Easter

Easter is two weeks away. Have you thought about preparing for Easter celebrations? We spend so much time preparing and celebrating Christmas that we often neglect Easter. Easter is the most important holiday Christians can celebrate.  It’s the day Christ defeats death and offers each of us a way to heaven and God’s family. What… Continue Reading

St Patricks Day Activities: Lucky Charms Graph

St Patricks Day Activities: Lucky Charms Graph

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so why not have some fun in your homeschool activities with one of our favorite St Patricks Day Activities?  This one is edible, just like the recent Oreo Phases of the Moon homeschool activity. Quick Question Before the Activity . . . Would you buy a book… 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