A Standard for Moms Nearly Killled Me, My Family, My Relationships, and My Joy {part 2}

August 20, 2014

Welcome! So glad you’re here. I’d love to have you join the community on my Facebook page and Instagram. Join in on the convo here by leaving a comment! 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 […]

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A Standard for Moms Almost Killed Me, My Family, My Relationships, and My Joy {part 1}

August 19, 2014

I shared awhile back about why I left legalism.  It was one of the most painful situations I have ever had to deal with and that’s saying a lot. I’ve not shared much of the journey.  Today, I’d like to share about the lady who opened the door to freedom for me and gave me hope. […]

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Back to the Books Event {giveaway #2} Book by a Homeschooled Author: On Grandpa’s Knee

August 15, 2014

Back to the Books Event is a celebration of starting (book work) school again!  Even if you haven’t started, join in on the fun by leaving comments, linking up, posting an Instagram photo, and entering the giveaway!  Last week, I hosted a chocolate giveaway. This week, I’m giving away a book. The greatest aspect of […]

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Books I LOVE Reading with My Kids {Back to the Books Event 2014}

August 14, 2014

Read aloud is pretty much my favorite homeschooling activity.  You may have noticed that, if you’ve been here awhile.  Since I have talked about it being amazing family time, opportunities for deep spiritual discussions, a way to boost language, and more. Yup, I love reading aloud with and to my children. When it comes to […]

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Our Reward System for This Academic School Year

August 12, 2014

I used to believe that we shouldn’t reward our children for tasks that they are supposed to do.  That included school work.  Then the LORD showed me that I am rewarded for behaviors that I am supposed to do, so why not the children?  Sure, nearly all of the rewards from the LORD are not […]

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Back to the Books {my chocolate love} Giveaway #1

August 7, 2014

As a part of the Back to the Books Event, I want to talk chocolate.  Why mention chocolate when mentioning the start of a school year?  That should be a rhetorical question, but I’ll answer anyway. Chocolate is wonderful. Chocolate is calming. Chocolate is for all teachers. I am a big fan of rewarding myself […]

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Back to the Books Celebration {Weekly Giveaways, Link Ups, & Instagram Fun}

August 5, 2014

It’s almost time to hit the (mom scheduled) books again!  That means it’s time for us to start our formal academic school year. We start school next week!  Wahoo!  Why so early?  Well, because we take a two week vacation in September-October and we like to end school by mid-May. That puts us starting… this […]

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Last Day to Buy This Limited Edition One of a Kind Autism Awareness & Adoption Fundraiser T-Shirt

August 4, 2014

Wouldn’t you just LOVE to support Autism Awareness as well as help our adoption fund?  One easy click can do it!  Buy one of this one of a kind and limited edition shirts that me and my friend, Edie, designed. Click here to BUY! Today is the last day to get them. They are fab. […]

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20 Years Later… A Dream Come True

August 1, 2014

{Still 3 days left to buy our Autism Awareness T-shirt that is an adoption fundraiser for our family! Giveaway details too!} On July 27, 1994, Paul and I entered into a covenant with each other and the LORD in a little roadside chapel, the Chapel of the Holy Dove, between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. […]

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Multi Day Road Trip and Take Along Meals

July 28, 2014

One more week to buy our Autism Awareness t-shirt that is helping fund our adoption!  Buy one! Share the love!  You could win an Amazon gift card. Hours and hours in the car with eight people in one vehicle is most people’s idea of a good time.   Or not.  Our kids actually travel well […]

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