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Living With Joy

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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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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homeschooling

We had the WORST start of a homeschool year in the history of our homeschool!  Day 1 and I was ready to quit.  Maybe it wasn’t too late to get them into school.  Maybe my mom will take them.  Boarding school was looking better and better!  Was it too late to send all our supplies …

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Bible

Studying the Bible can be daunting.  I have tried so many methods and changed my required “quiet time” so many times.  I have heard so many different opinions on what is right and best, but none of them made sense to me like this one!  Take a peek at these tips that changed my Bible …

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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 …

Family Advent Celebration! Week 1 Read More »