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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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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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Let's Eat!

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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Children

Should Kids Listen to Pop Music?

Posted  August 26, 2013  by  Shari

Just like we monitor their food intake, we need to monitor our children’s music intake, and eliminate too much pop!

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Marriage

No Brakes, No Steering, Pure Power.

Posted  September 1, 2012  by  Shari

As in tandem riding, so in marriage. It takes some practice to perfect the rhythm. When you are both working for the same goals, enjoying the journey together, the miles streaming by, you’ll be glad you stayed on that bicycle built for two.

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Curriculum

Saxon Math

Posted  September 13, 2012  by  Shari

I think Saxon Math is one of the best math programs available — so why did I write a negative review?

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Closed Drawing: Five In A Row Volume I

Posted  September 2, 2012  by  Shari

This might be the only curriculum you need for pre-school!

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Fun Stuff

Jericho The Promise Fulfilled DVD

Posted  August 9, 2013  by  Shari

This stop motion animation retells the story of the fall of the walls of Jericho, utilizing some great film angles, creative story-telling, inspiring stop-motion animation, and superb musical score by Dan Vitco.

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Books For Wives

100 Days To My Anniversary Receives Positive Review

Posted  August 29, 2012  by  mxfarm

You might enjoy this book, 100 Days To My Anniversary. Check it out for your next anniversary card!

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