Monthly Archives: June 2015

Soaking up summer with swim team

     We love summer at our house! We seriously love it!      The mama in this family could spend all day sitting by the pool. That’s one huge reason swim team has become the cornerstone of our summer schedule.  … Continue reading

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Treasure Trove of Parenting Ideas!

I found a treasure trove of parenting and homemaking ideas this morning at the Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-up. There’s everything from recipes I want to try to methods of teaching theology to children with a bunch of topics in … Continue reading

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Feeling Weary? Let Christ refresh you with JOY!

The thought of heading to the swimming pool for an all-morning meet in the pouring rain this morning was exhausting! While I know it’s a bummer for the kids, I confess I didn’t shed any tears when it was cancelled. … Continue reading

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Final Friday Family Faves June 2015 Edition

     Welcome to the first-ever edition of Final Friday Family Faves where I plan to feature the favorite book-of-the-month of each of my family members. This month the Greek Poet Homer and a book featuring the fearsome black mamba … Continue reading

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Christian Summer Reading Programs with Prizes!

***NEW FOR 2016: The prize at 2016 is a free book from a select list rather than a $10 certificate. Other details remain similar but check out the current link: Family Christian Summer Reading Program. LifeWay also has a similar … Continue reading

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Would you like to touch a jellyfish? Family time at the National Aquarium

     To celebrate my husband’s return from last week’s business trip, we loaded up the family and headed for the National Aquarium in Baltimore. It was the first time we had visited as an entire family.      After … Continue reading

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The Philippians 4:8 Standard

     What are my standards for selecting wholesome materials to share with my children? Philippians 4:8 gives about the simplest answer possible.       Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is … Continue reading

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Ten Questions I Ask Myself When Evaluating Books for My Children

     Every time I walk into our fabulous public library, I’m overwhelmed by a sea of choices. If I read with my children for hours every day, there wouldn’t be enough time to read a small fraction of the … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Forever Joyful Home School

Whether you homeschool your children like me or use another school option, welcome to The Forever Joyful Home School blog where we can learn and grow together. On Tuesdays and Fridays I’ll share insights on filling our homes with learning … Continue reading

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