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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 Proverbs 31 Woman; sharipopejoy.com
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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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Wednesday Writers

Homonym Fun

Posted  July 7, 2013  by  Shari

A homonym is a word that has the same sound as another, but different meanings whether spelled the same or not. From the Latin, homo means same and nym means name.

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Fun Stuff

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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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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Let's Eat!

3 Easy Go-To Meals for Busy Days

Posted  September 22, 2014  by  Shari

We all have days when dinner sneaks up on us, so have some ingredients tucked away for a go-to meal that you can prepare at a moment’s notice.

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Food Friday

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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Top 10 Reasons to Chuck the Homeschool Schedule Today
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Top 10 Reasons to Chuck the Schedule Today

Posted  March 12, 2013  by  Shari

When you keep to the schedule on the routine days, it gives you the gift of chucking the schedule for those rare days when you need to think outside the schedule.

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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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