Helping Kids Learn Expectations for Room Cleaning {free printables}

September 1, 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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Back to the Books Celebration {giveaway #4: Jamberry Prize Package}

August 29, 2014

Time for another fantastic giveaway!  The last giveaway for my Back to the Books Celebration is a pampering treat for you, homeschooling mamas.  And… it’s Jamberry!  An entire prize package, even! Yes, Jamberry Nail Wraps is one of the hottest fashion trends right now. Yes, I think homeschooling mamas should be pampered. Yes, I think […]

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Long Term Effects of the Flat Belly Goal

August 27, 2014

Women in our culture have issues with body image, beauty, and weight.  I am one of those women.  And when I say we have issues, what I mean is that we have big problems that are such a part of our mindset that we don’t even know they are problems. We think they are normal.  And […]

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Fun Family Fireside Recommendation {aka Listen to This Radio Show!}

August 25, 2014

{Fantabulous giveaway for two books still happening… check it out here!} Ok, you don’t really have to be fireside to enjoy this recommendation. And though it’s a radio show, you won’t be listening on the radio.  But… well… I like the image the title conveyed. Today, I’d like to share a recommendation on a radio […]

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My Thoughts as a Christian on the ALS Ice Water Bucket Challenge Fundraiser

August 23, 2014

The ALS Ice Water Bucket Challenge is sweeping the nation.  I’m sure you have heard of it.  The gist: a person is challenged by a friend to pour a bucket of ice water over their head and then (or in lieu of, there are scads of evidence support both) donate to the ALS Association for research funding […]

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Back to the Books Celebration {giveaway #3: Two Carol Barnier Books!}

August 21, 2014

My Back the Books Celebration continues today with my third giveaway!  I’m super excited about it because it’s from a woman I admire and who opened the door to leaving legalism for me. You can win one of two books by her!  Seriously. I shared this week about part of my painful, but freeing, journey out […]

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

August 20, 2014

{This is part 2 in a series on how I left legalism and a false standard for moms, described in part 1.  You might want to read it first.} As Carol Barnier continued speaking at the THSC Conference that year, I was not only stunned, but I felt a glimmer of hope after stepping away, emotionally, […]

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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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