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spain

Meet the Weatherlys! Adam and Bethany live and work with their son in Spain! Family Introductions Bethany’s passport country is the USA.  “I grew up in Togo, West Africa, went to college in the USA and now live in Spain.”  Her husband, Adam is American.  They have one 5 year old son, Caleb, and one …

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evening routine

I don’t know about you, but I spend more time re-implementing an evening routine than following one!  I would say that we are  GREAT at killing our evening routines.  Because we are so good at this, I have learned quite a few lessons on how to make this work.  Here are some of my sure-fire …

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teaching handwriting

Who in their right mind would try to teach cursive AND manuscript to a child at the same time?  Sounds crazy, right?  I would have agreed with you years ago, but I’ve learned a few things that have completely changed my mind. How open-minded are you when it comes to trying something new with your …

How to Teach Cursive & Manuscript at the Same Time! Read More »

Meet the Sheets Family! Jason & Sarah Sheets are now serving and living in Arequipa, Peru with their family! Family Introductions Jason & Sarah Sheets were born and raised in Salem, Oregon USA.  They spent a year in Costa Rica where they attended language school for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week before moving …

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I was in shock.  I was just told that the school system in our state took out handwriting as a subject.  What were they thinking?! I had just finished my training as an educational therapist through the National Institute of Learning Disabilities.  They taught me in my training  the importance of cursive handwriting as well …

The Great Cursive Debate: 5 Things You Never Knew Read More »

fight fear

 It is not easy to Fight our Fears.  We all have to battle it, and from time-to-time we lose and fall to the floor in a puddle of despair. Fear is a mean adversary.  This year I have battled fear in several different ways.  I’ve also had to guide my family through some of their own …

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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 »