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travel indonesia

Travel with me through Indonesia!  The sights and sounds are different and very unique.  Indonesia is a fascinating country to study because there are several different cultures within the one country.  This post will be a great starting place for your country study, but nothing replaces a good book.  You can find a great kids …

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time-out

This past weekend I booked an airplane ticket to a larger town in our area.  When you live in a town completely supplied by air, and without the normal fun amenities of a large city, it can cause some feelings of claustrophobia or boredom!  I usually do fairly well here.  My husband tends to get …

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Christmas Carol Copywork – FREE Until Christmas! {This post may contain my referral links. You can see my full Disclosure and Cookie Policies or my updated Privacy Policy for more details.} Teach Me Joy’s Christmas Carol Cursive Copywork is free until Christmas Day!  You won’t want to miss out on this! It is a great way to …

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gift guide

Have you considered doing some of your holiday shopping (or just any kind of shopping!) with small businesses online??  I’m always surprised by the little gems that small bloggers and businesses have available!  But without the budget for marketing plans, they are often overlooked!  One such blogger has put together a Gift Guide of small …

2018 Gift Guide to Support Small Businesses! Read More »

We were so frustrated with our son!  At 13 years old, he should be able to follow more than one direction at a time.  When we are giving directions, he should not have to stare at us like we were speaking an unknown language.  We were starting to get concerned for his future when we …

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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 …

Discovering Joy in North Korea: One Family’s Experience Read More »

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 »