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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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Money

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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Children

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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What God Hath Joined Together Let No Kid Put Asunder

Posted  September 1, 2012  by  Shari

Do you have a family bed? Does it get too crowded sometimes?!   Hop on over to my marriage column at Home Educating Family for a humorous look at the family bed!

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Would you like to Receive a Free issue of Home Educating Family Magazine?

Posted  July 20, 2013  by  Shari

Home Educating Family offers so many resources for homeschool families: videos, reviews, planners, and a magazine. Get a free sample!

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Fable Writing Program

More Fable Fun with Problem Plots & a Free Printable

Posted  July 29, 2013  by  Shari

With four simple strips of paper, your children can create amazing stories!

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Fun Stuff

Little House Paper Dolls

Posted  October 6, 2012  by  Shari

Somehow paper dolls have survived through the decades as a fun and educational activity for young children.

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Wednesday Writers

Drawing for Free Membership to Online Writing Workshop

Posted  May 3, 2013  by  Shari

We’re doing a drawing for a free eight week membership to the Write Now Flash Fiction online workshop over at Injoy. (We’ve included the same drawing below; they’re both the same–you just have to enter one or the other–not both.) Flash Fiction is a short story (under 1000 words), with an amazing plot, larger than [...]

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For Students

Writing Contest for Elementary Students Ages 6-12

Posted  March 7, 2013  by  Shari

Writing Contest, Titanic Museum prizes, Ages 6-12, St. Patrick’s Day, and more!

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Summer Writing Program

Closed: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Curriculum from IEW Giveaway

Posted  July 15, 2013  by  Shari

Enter to win a copy of Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales, Writing Lessons in Structure and Style from Institute for Excellence in Writing.

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