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traveling

Traveling With Tots Traveling with littles is not for the faint of heart!  When a surprise pregnancy at almost 40 started us traveling back and forth again, I didn’t quite know what I was getting into.  On our last trip overseas, a family a couple of rows over had a 3 year old that screamed …

Traveling with Tots: Tips, Tricks, & What to Take! Read More »

gift

Our family travels A LOT! We are always hopping on a plane on our next adventure, and this can sometimes involve living out of a suitcase for a little while. We all have that person in our lives who always seems to be traveling the world or always on the go. These gift ideas are …

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Thanksgiving

You are working through a tough problem with the tween, dealing with a confrontation with the teen, and fishing the toddler out of the toilet.  Planning dinner, laundry, picking up, and other chores and errands make up a busy day.  Often the grind of our daily schedule makes it tough to stop and just give …

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North Korea

Growing up together in a foreign country can forge friendships quickly and with a strength of steel.  My closest friend when I was growing up in South Korea was also named Joy!  We were inseparable and people called us Joy squared.  We haven’t lived close to each other for over 20 years, but we are …

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world resources

I LOVE having resources from Around the World at my fingertips, but most of the time I have to spend so much time searching!  I know your time is precious, so I’ve done the work for you! You will find all kinds of resources for learning about our world in separate categories.  Finding resources have …

The Last Stop for Around the World Resources! Read More »

An awkward silence filled the air between us.  You wouldn’t think such a simple question would cause anxiety to fill me and a lump to rise in my throat.  Instead of answers, questions arise in my mind.  What do they really want to know?  Is there something specific I should say?  What part of my …

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Giveaway

“What is Fall?” my daughter asked.  My jaw dropped with surprise.  I grew up in an area that had 4 distinct seasons, and one bonus rainy season!  It never dawned on me that my children wouldn’t know the joys of changing weather, colorful leaves, and hot cocoa or cider. Growing up in a tropical country, …

When Your Kids Can’t Experience Fall Read More »

{This post may contain my referral links} Do you make copywork a part of your homeschool?  I have to admit, for a long time I treated copywork as handwriting practice, or even the hated busy work!  There is so much more to copywork, and now that I know more about it, I use it for my kids.  I …

Copywork NOT Busy Work Read More »

I Hate the Great Halloween Debate! Do you get tired of hearing the debate year after year on whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween??  I know I did!  When my hubby and I started having children we had to make those important decisions for our family.  Will we celebrate Halloween?  Will we do Santa …

Christmas on Halloween?! Read More »