Monthly Archives: July 2015

Final Friday Family Faves: July 2015 Edition

*This post contains affiliate links to books we love. What do our favorite books all have in common this month? They’re all children’s books. Yes, even my husband made his choice from the children’s bookshelf this July! Hunter (Daddy) loves Fairy … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Fast Transcripts Giveaway

Are you stressed out about preparing, updating, and sending out your homeschooler’s high school transcript? Are you concerned your computer will crash, and you’ll lose everything? Worry no more! Try Fast Transcripts available through the Homeschool Legal Defense Association store. … Continue reading

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Five Great Skills My Five-year-old Learned

My princess is turning six this week. It’s been a joy to watch her grow and change. As we raise her, we are striving diligently to cultivate growth in a variety of areas including spiritual, physical, emotional, academic, domestic/future-homemaking, athletic, family … Continue reading

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We Won Great Prizes Reading + The Cul-de-Sac Kids Series Review

**This post contains affiliate links to books we love. Anticipation was building, building, building. My kids were reading, reading, reading. Finally, the day arrived. We headed over to Family Christian Stores and picked up our cool, summer reading program prizes. I … Continue reading

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Let all that you do be done in love

“All You Need Is Love.” Definitely a favorite song of mine! While The Beatles came up with a timeless tune, they certainly did not invent the love-is-sufficient concept. In Matthew 22 Jesus clearly articulates the first and second greatest commandments: … Continue reading

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Five lessons my daughter learned this week from crafting

“Mommy, teach me to needle and thread!” My almost-six-year-old daughter has been begging me to teach her to sew for months now. I do not sew (much). I am not (very) crafty either. Until this week, I have been coming … Continue reading

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My Writing Life: Lessons from my focus group

      What do you mean get rid of Chapter 4? I glanced at a survey one of my book reviewers had just turned in. Surely there must be some mistake! Who would want to eliminate a whole chapter of my … Continue reading

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Stop! Don’t Read That!

     I was horrified when I saw what my son was reading! Want to know what I did? I shoved the book back into the library bag.      “Don’t read that.” It’s one phrase I dread saying. I don’t derive any … Continue reading

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Four fun ways to help kids serve: food drive edition

     Pool, pool, pool.Play, play, play. Relax, relax, relax.      It’s easy for me to let my kids’ summer activities get a little hollow and “me” centered.      Following Jesus’ own example, we want to use our summer as … Continue reading

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My writing life: the introduction

     As I shared in my opening post, I plan to share sneak peaks of my writing on my blog. As you’ve probably realized if this is not your first visit, providing our children with quality Christian literature is a … Continue reading

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