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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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He Rocks My World

Posted  September 1, 2012  by  Shari

Oh, we two are not what we used to be. In our coming together of two equal, but different elements, a covalent bonding has occurred. We have been changed by the power that holds us together.

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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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Fable Writing Program

Get Back To School With a Fun Writing Project

Posted  July 30, 2013  by  Shari

Kick off the school year with a fun unit study on fables, and then enter the Fable Writing Contest for some cool prizes, and an opportunity to help students in Moore, OK.

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Writing Lesson: First Person Point of View

Posted  April 23, 2013  by  Shari

Point of view is the person telling the story. In the nursery rhyme, Jack Be Nimble, who is telling the story?

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4 Tips About How To Use Quotation Marks Correctly for Dialogue

Posted  August 11, 2013  by  Shari

Don’t let simple punctuation rules for quotations and dialogue trip you up. Here are four easy tips for using quotation marks correctly for dialogue.

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Titus 2:1 Conference Linkup

Posted  February 26, 2013  by  Shari

Howdy from the snow-laden Ozarks! What a great way to get acquainted with other Titus 2:1 Conference Attendees! Thanks for visiting! How long have you been blogging? I’ve been blogging since December 2010. My husband started this blog for me–not sure why–I didn’t intend to write on it–but like in many things, he was leading [...]

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Fable Writing Template

Posted  October 11, 2013  by  Shari

The deadline to enter the Injoy, Inc. Fable Writing Contest is coming soon! Enter by October 18, 2013. Here is an easy way that you can help your students write a fun and interesting fable. Use this fill-in-the-blank template to create the first draft of the fable, and then polish it up and enter it [...]

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