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This post may contain affiliate links. I remember the anxiety that began as my firstborn turned 3 and then 4!  What was the best way to educate this little guy?  We decided to put him in a private 3 day a week K4 program that was geared to getting these little people ready for kindergarten.  …

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  “Do all that you can to live in PEACE with everyone.” Romans 12:18 (NLT) When my firstborn child was little, I allowed my own selfish opinion and ego to get in the way of an important extended family relationship.  To me, it was too important to state my opinion and allow my mommy emotions …

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This post may contain affiliate links. #1 The #1 Item I must have at the beginning of every school year is a good COFFEE MUG!  A regular mug doesn’t do it.  I have to reheat my coffee 5 times before I finish.  Who wants to do that?!  I have found that a good stainless steel …

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  Living in a third world country can be crazy at times, different at others, or just plain exhausting!  Have you ever wondered how your life would be different if you lived overseas?  This is your chance to walk in another person’s shoes! 10.  SHOPPING Shopping can take it’s toll when you have to go …

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The Brinkman Adventures Radio Shows are such an entertaining and educational way to practice listening with my children, that when I heard about the new curriculum that accompanies these shows, I was ecstatic!  These Adventures go right along with what Teach Me Joy is all about.  These based on truth stories expand your child’s world …

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  If I was playing one of my childhood games, I Have Never, I could say, “For the past 40 years I have never lived in one place for more than 4 years.”  I am still amazed that I can actually say that statement.  When I was a teenager it really bothered me.  I grew …

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Most people wouldn’t even dream about living in a remote town in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia that is only accessible by air.  But that is exactly what the Jongkind family has done!  Jaap-Jan, Willeke and their four children, Jonathan, Naomi, Jerusha and Juda are from Holland, but they live, work and homeschool in Wamena, …

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{My posts may contain referral links} I am very eclectic when I choose curriculum.  Even when I went with a boxed curriculum I supplemented with other things.  One of my favorite things about teaching is choosing curriculum that will fit the needs of the child.  There have been years when we started something I thought …

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