Initial Outfitters Party! {adoption fundraiser}

June 20, 2014

Welcome! So glad you’re here. Subscribe to my RSS feed. I’d also love to have you join the community on my Facebook page and Instagram. Thanks for visiting! Pretend I served you chocolate or chai latte. Or both. May we grow in grace and truth together for all areas of our lives! I am currently […]

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Making Family Read Alouds for Road Trips Easier {and Much Much More Fun}

June 19, 2014

We love listening to books while we are on road trips.  We have listened to a fabulous rendition of The Chronicles of Narnia on an incredibly long trip and everyone was spellbound.  We have listened to lots of books over the years.  School books or just for fun books. Sometimes we listen to books on […]

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20 Questions to Ask Ourselves to Evaluate the Past School Year, Homeschooler or Not {free printable}

June 17, 2014

Nothing stays the same.  Ever.  Life changes and we are responsible to adjust.  As parents, it is our responsibility to think about how our child/ren’s school year went and how we can make it more responsible.  Homeschooling or not. Even in homeschooling, even if we are planning to homeschool our children their entire thirteen-ish years, […]

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Sneaking in School {aka: a New Favorite Game}

June 13, 2014

I love the idea of year round school, taking breaks when you want or need them, but that just doesn’t work for us. Turns out, when the dad runs a summer camp, life is crazy during summer (even when that camp is only two weeks as compared to ten in previous years).   BUT… this […]

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One Woman with Autism Proves a Point about American Women and Body Image

June 10, 2014

I have discussed the warped view of beauty that America has and I’ve admitted that I am greatly affected by it.  It is a near constant struggle to fight the lies that American culture teaches about what is beautiful, what is expected, and what is normal for a woman’s body.   (hint: the Bible doesn’t ever […]

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How I Choose & Plan High School Literature & History Selections for BiblioPlan

June 3, 2014

Because I am planning for all four levels, I have to start somewhere and the reasons I start with high school are 1) I think high school needs to be challenging and 2) I don’t have a full high school library yet, but I have lots of options for middle school and down the line. […]

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We’re at Camp! {Camp Rising Sun 2014}

June 2, 2014

Today Kids’ Camp for Camp Rising Sun starts!  We have been here since Saturday participating in training and prep work, but today… the parents will tentatively (if they are first timers, incredibly excitedly if they aren’t) drive up with their precious gifts. An amazing week for over fifty kiddos on the autism spectrum will commence with […]

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Caption This Photo

May 30, 2014

What caption would you give this photo?  Chloe snapped this candid shot.  When I found it last night, I giggled.  I have one in mind, but I’d love to hear yours. He’s a stinker. But a stinkin’ cute one, wouldn’t you agree?

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Baby Shower Ideas for Large Families

May 29, 2014

I love celebrations.  All kinds.  I admit I’m extremely partial to baby celebrations. It used to be unacceptable to have baby showers past the first child.  It’s not unacceptable anymore and I’m really glad. Let me tell you why.  {big surprise there since it’s my blog and all, yes?} Every child deserves to be celebrated. […]

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Scheduling and Shopping for Multiple Levels of Literature & History {especially with BiblioPlan}

May 28, 2014

{The steps I outline here could work for some other curriculums that utilize living book plans.  You may lose aspects of the curriculum, though.  I am currently doing this for BiblioPlan.} I shared how I organize and plan for the year with BiblioPlan, using all four levels (six kiddos, for me).  I described the steps that leave […]

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