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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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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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Marriage

Can You Find 48 Homonym Errors in This Marriage Tail?

Posted  July 8, 2013  by  Shari

See how marriage and homonyms relate, find 48 spelling mistakes, and get a free worksheet for the kids!

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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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Fun Stuff

Fabulous Field Trips

Posted  October 5, 2012  by  Shari

Sometimes we go on the field trip to launch our creativity and imaginations before we begin a unit study. Sometimes we do thorough research with the field trip as an incentive — and then we come home and do some more research based on all the great things we learned!

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Children

Hear Me Roar

Posted  September 17, 2012  by  Shari

You don’t have to scream or shout or roar. Very calmly, and with an angelic smile on your face, just negotiate the terms of surrender. From now on, there will be no [insert word] until [insert demand]. *(((((hugs))))* *smiley face* LOL!!!

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Curriculum

Do Kids Need To Learn Cursive?

Posted  September 13, 2012  by  Shari

Spencerian handwriting is a great art credit for Junior High, and provides a lifelong attractive penmanship style.

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Let's Eat!

30 Minute Meals

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  Shari

Quick ideas for 30 minute meals for busy women!

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Books For Wives

100 Days To My Anniversary! Now Available as an ebook

Posted  September 1, 2012  by  Shari

100 Days to my Anniversary is an anniversary card that doubles as a gift. In fact it might be the favorite anniversary gift he ever receives, as this book has 100 days of inspirational challenges for you to complete, with a place to jot a note and date the challenge as you complete it.

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