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Home Date

I live in the largest population mountain town in the world that is completely supplied by air!  This makes everything expensive, or non-existent.  Date nights for us don’t happen very often, and when they do… there’s really nowhere to go!  Whether you live in a place with nothing around you, or you can’t find a …

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Culture Shock

Culture Shock! It can hit at any time. It rears it’s ugly head without any warning. Symptoms include irrational fears, anger, frustration, tears, utter shock, desires to be a hermit, changes in appetite (i.e. needing more chocolate than normal), not wanting to get out of bed, forgetting how to speak, the desire to go back …

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Evaluate

How Do You Combat Homeschool Burnout? Every January I like to look at and evaluate several aspects of our homeschool.  Below are 5 questions that I ask myself to make the second half of our year dynamic! What programs/curriculum are working and what is NOT working for my family? What scheduling tricks seem to be …

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Celebrating Advent before Christmas is my favorite part of the holiday!  I did it with my family as a child, and it was one of the traditions that I carried with me when I started my own family.  The wonderful thing about Advent, is that you can do it in so many different ways!  I …

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In today’s world, it is so easy to miss out on the true meaning of Christmas.  There are constant reminders that Christmas is coming… Pretty trees, lights, decorations, sales, toys, Santa, stocking, etc.  In some countries the true meaning of Christmas is completely missed because they only see the “trappings” from America. I found myself …

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Have you ever wanted to approach topics from around the world with your children, but didn’t know how to go about it?  This World Awareness Prayer Journal will give you the tools you need to approach some tough topics in a soft way.  It will broaden your world view with a Christian perspective. Included In …

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You wake up late, the baby is crying.  The teen is asking for breakfast, and the tween is fussing because her brother teased her. The coffee spills all over the counter and soaks the bread, that you just made the day before and you were going to use for toast and sandwiches today. Your quiet …

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{This post may contain referral links.} 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 …

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{This post may contain my referral links} How do you enjoy fall in the tropics? 6 Ways to Enjoy the Season When There Isn’t One! It is hard to celebrate the seasons when the weather doesn’t change.  How do you still enjoy the seasons when you don’t have them?  How can you celebrate fall if …

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