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Overwhelmed or Just Unfocused?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Like there’s just too much to do. You have too many things calling for your attention, but too little time to take care of it all. I’ve been feeling like that for a week. Seriously. This past week I’ve been so overwhelmed that I’m actually stuck in place. Unsure where to go, what to do…

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Raising Helpers – Teaching Kids To Love Helping

The world needs more helpers. Those people who are willing to lend a hand, do the dirty work, or simply offer encouragement and company. Raising helpers in this world is not an easy task, but it’s one that is high on my priority list. Teach Them Young I often use the phrase, “You want to help Mommy?” in my home.…

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Homeschool – How To Get Started

(This is the first post in a series on how to get started homeschooling.) (This post may contain affiliate links. For a full description of affiliate links please see my Privacy Policy/Disclosures.) The decision to homeschool is not always an easy one. For some, they always knew this was their calling, but for many others, it’s a change they made…

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Misusing Scripture – A look at love and judgment

I think it’s safe to say that most people are familiar with John 3:16, but if you’re not it reads: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” It’s broadcast in many places, and one most Christians use quite frequently when trying to…

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

The internet. It’s a magical place full of information, tips and tricks, shopping, social media options, and even jobs. Unfortunately, it’s also full of not-so-suitable sites, especially for children. Keeping your kids safe online is an ever-changing task, but as parents, we need to be ever vigilant if we allow our kids access. Pros and Cons Obviously, I am a…

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Compiling Homeschool Grades – Not An Easy Task

It feels so good to be able to write this sentence: we are done with school for this year. All the lessons have been read, all the tests have been completed. All that remains is compiling the grades. Do I Have To? There are many different schools of thought when it comes to grading for homeschoolers. And depending on where…

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Where Is Your Delight?

I recently started reading the book of Psalms. Actually, if I’m being honest here, I am attempting to read the bible in its entirety this year. Some days are better than others, but all-in-all I am sticking with it. When I hit Psalms though I was a little concerned. I’ve never read it in its entirety before. Sure I’ve read…

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National Donut Day, The Park, and A Comedy of Errors

If you did not know June 2 was National Donut Day. Popular donut chains were giving away free donuts, some with purchase. I happen to have a Dunkin’ Donuts in town so that should have made it easy enough for us to participate, right? What happened, however, can only be described as a comedy of errors. By the time we…

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Father’s Day – For The Dad Who Is More Than A Punchline

Father’s Day is right around the corner. Tucked in the latter half of June, it’s a day we remember those men in our lives who wear the many hats that Dad’s wear. Dad Hats?? Never heard of Dad hats before? Me neither… huh? Strange really, because Mom hats are everywhere. Books, movies, social media all portraying the many aspects of…

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