Prioritizing Your Marriage

January 8, 2014

In this season of resolutions and starting over I have a confession.  I have held back on posting this podcast because I couldn’t stand the hypocrisy of posting it when Kirk and I were having a rough start to 2014.  Kirk and I decided that our 2014 started a little later than January 1 so […]

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Hand Contrast Art Project

December 16, 2013

This year our art curriculum has not been inspiring to me.  Call me crazy, but remelting perfectly good soap to make it into new shapes just isn’t my idea of art.  If I’m going to make a mess and encourage the kids to make a mess I would prefer it be for something a little […]

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You ARE Qualified to Homeschool Your Child(ren)!!

December 5, 2013

In 2012, I wrote this post relating homeschooling to marathon training.  I was amazed at all of the response I received.  I think people question themselves when it comes to their qualifications to homeschool.  I know not everyone desires to homeschool, but for those who have a desire to do so, and just don’t have […]

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Why we homeschool ~ Homeschooling Podcast #1

November 15, 2013

Why we homeschool and how we came to the decision to do so. Yes, we homeschool our 4 children.  For the most part we really enjoy it.  I know many people are thinking about and looking into homeschooling, if they don’t already, or at least they are a little curious about this growing movement.  I […]

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Revealing Problems

October 15, 2013

I love books.  I love to read.  If it’s out I’ll read it.  If you invite me to your house and don’t want me to read your grocery list then you might want to hide it…or not invite me over. Recently, at a rummage sale, I purchased an old book.  Tucked in its pages I […]

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Homeschooling in Review ~ Week 2 ~ 2013-2014 ~ Labor Day Tradition

September 11, 2013

Preschool Activities have been a must for us this year.  I did a post with 8 preschool activities that we did last week. Even though I do plan some separate activities for Addie I really like that she can join in on a lot of the activities we do in My Father’s World.  This year […]

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Preschool Activities & Our First Week of School ~ 2013-2014

September 9, 2013

So, we have completed our first week of school.  We made it.  I will admit that I was a bit stressed about the first couple of days.  I feel like it sets such a precedent for the rest of the year that I wanted to be as prepared as possible.  Prepared with a toddler in […]

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Making a Schedule

August 20, 2013

It’s that time of year.  School supplies have been out in the stores for quite a while and some of you have already started school.   Sorry, not us, we only have summer for 15 days in the Midwest:).  We take advantage of every summer day we can. It is time to get out the […]

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Venturing to the Children’s Museum

June 25, 2013

I ventured to the Children’s Museum last week.  That was me, with 4 kids, age 8 and younger, in downtown St. Paul, navigating the ramp NOT attached to the museum, running through the rain while pushing a stroller and trying to hold my 3 year old’s hand. I was reminded anew what fun water… and […]

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Homeschooling – Week 29 in Review

April 8, 2013

I recently ordered our curriculum for next year.  We are getting My Father’s World again which confirms how much we have liked it this year so far.  Here’s what we’ve been up to this week. We finally got to crack open the magnet kit that comes in the “My Father’s World” deluxe package.  My kids […]

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