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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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For Students

Closed: Giveaway Drawing for Stop Motion Animation DVD Jericho: The Promise Fulfilled

Posted  August 11, 2013  by  Shari

Be sure to enter the drawing for a FREE DVD created by homeschool students, using stop motion animation, and your favorite little blocks!

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Children

Fun (and delicious) Fall Activity

Posted  September 28, 2012  by  Shari

You’ll enjoy the flavor of the simmering applesauce all night, and then serve it the next morning with breakfast.

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For Students

Irish Upon A Star Writing Contest

Posted  March 12, 2013  by  Shari

Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are important–but given the choice, we’d rather see creative, interesting, and fun entries for the Irish Upon A Star Writing Contest!

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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

For Moms Who Yell Over Spilled Milk

Posted  September 17, 2012  by  Shari

No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t plan for perfection, and mistakes and accidents occurred when I least expected it. And perfection was not my guaranteed reward for proper planning. Sometime in the next few days, something like spilled milk, an unexpected disruption to my schedule is going to happen, and I’m planning right now how I’m going to mop it up.

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Food Friday

Philly-Style Sloppy Joes

Posted  December 12, 2014  by  Denise

A 30 minute meal he would like on a regular basis, so you might want to add this one to your menu!

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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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