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Dealing With Being a Passenger The First Time My Daughter Drove the Car Home

Posted  September 23, 2014  by  Denise

 Whose Lesson Is It, Anyway? My middle child is learning to drive. She is the first of my children to decide to get a driver’s permit and undertake this task, so it’s a new thing for all of us. My husband, Robert, has been handling most of the practice driving, so far.  My daughter and [...]

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Curriculum

How To Teach Science With the Bible

Posted  August 7, 2014  by  Shari

This post may contain links of items I use and love. If you make a purchase by clicking on one of these affiliate links, the blog may earn a commission that will help with expenses to maintain these online services. Thank you! Did you know that the Bible stated that the world was round three [...]

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Curriculum

How To Homeschool Science Without a Curriculum

Posted  July 12, 2014  by  Shari

When I first started homeschooling, I didn’t know what curriculum to choose, and the thought of spending big bucks on something that I’d be stuck with for a year was a little overwhelming. Since I’d helped compile a curriculum database when I worked for a public school, I knew what learning objectives were required for [...]

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100 Money Saving Tips for the Homeschool Mom From the Proverbs 31 Woman

Posted  April 1, 2014  by  Shari

If anyone needs money saving tips, it is the homeschool mom, who voluntarily gives up income to invest in her children, and who (in addition to paying taxes) bears the expense of educating her own children. In addition to other valuable wisdom, the Proverbs 31 Woman left us an outline to categorize ways to save [...]

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They Won’t Be In Diapers Forever!

Posted  September 20, 2012  by  Shari

Do not look at the miserable mess of today and mistakenly think it marks the future. Do not allow a temporary mess to dictate your feelings about a fabulous future. Do not throw up your hands in despair and become a part of the misery. Keep going. Keep building the future.

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Food Friday

Philly-Style Sloppy Joes

Posted  December 12, 2014  by  Denise

A 30 minute meal he would like on a regular basis, so you might want to add this one to your menu!

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For Students

Who Gives Their Kid a Bike They Have to Assemble?

Posted  November 22, 2014  by  Shari

I was so excited when I unwrapped the box and realized my parents had gotten me the bike I had been hinting about for months. I wanted to ride it right away, and ran to get my coat. But Dad stopped me in my tracks when he said I was going to have to put [...]

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Crock Pot Fried Rice

Posted  November 21, 2014  by  Denise

I came across this recipe one day, and I knew I had to give it a try.  Since it combines leftovers, the crock pot, and yummy Asian flavor, I figured it had a good chance of being a winner dinner! Truth be told, I’ve made this recipe when I didn’t have leftover rice already in [...]

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Inspiration

When My Heart Is Overwhelmed

Posted  November 10, 2014  by  Denise

Do you ever have those days where you just feel overwhelmed?  I do.  Sometimes the feeling comes because of the busyness of life and number of tasks that need completed.  Sometimes it is due to the weight of burdens and concerns that seem to pile up.  Whenever I begin to feel overwhelmed, the Holy Spirit [...]

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Posted  November 4, 2014  by  Denise

Taco Soup is one of my favorite cold weather suppers.  It’s a slight variation on chili, and I enjoy the addition of the taco flavors. I found the original recipe a number of years ago at allrecipes.com, and I have been using it ever since.  You can find it here. I assembled the ingredients.  You’ll [...]

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How to Make Three-Step Spaghetti for Your Picky Eaters

Posted  October 31, 2014  by  Denise

Suppertime is approaching, and I need a plan, so  I poll my family to get ideas.  The girls want someone to go to town for pizza (as if).  I want to make hot dogs and tater tots (for their nutritional value as well as ease of preparation), but Alexander had a hot dog yesterday for [...]

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3 Quick and Easy Pot Luck Dinner Ideas

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  Shari

I dread potluck dinners! It is just so much pressure to take something delicious, attractive, and easy–not to mention Pinterest-worthy! But I do have a few go-to dishes that I don’t have to sneak in or take in an unmarked casserole dish! Fruit Dip Take an 8 ounce package of cream cheese and mix it [...]

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