June 6, 2013

Have you heard of Hedbanz?  Ella got the game as a birthday gift.  It is actually a game I would highly recommend.  Basically, you have a card of a thing that is on your head that you cannot see and you have to ask questions, in a certain amount of time, to figure out what […]

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Trampoline Perseverance

May 22, 2013

It was last October that the kids received two giant boxes via FedEx.  It was an early Christmas gift from their Grandpa.  It was a trampoline.  I was eager to set it up, but my wiser and more practical husband thought we should wait until spring and so we did. Spring happened to wait to […]

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The Lies We Believe

April 21, 2013

One of Kirk’s friends has had a lot of success with self-publishing a book on Amazon.  Early To Rise hit #1 on Business Leadership for Kindle.   Yet, Andy has been hearing things…things that aren’t from God.  Andy is very honest in sharing about what “resistance” has been saying to him in his success. His article […]

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Big Boy

April 18, 2013

There comes a point when you realize your baby is not a baby anymore. It may be that he’s putting hair things around his neck all by himself or starting to really play with cars.   Or maybe it’s his increased interest in books. Or maybe it’s the black and blue mark on his eye […]

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A Midwest Springtime Activity

April 11, 2013

What do you do when you are technically a month into spring and yet you are seeing snow come down with a predicted 6-12 inches on the way???  The obvious answer is make a snowman.  Being it is April though, we’ve been down that road a few times already this winter.  So, we made sundresses […]

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Silly Notion

April 9, 2013

I had this silly notion (who knows why?), that when I would be a, full-time, stay-at-home mom, that keeping the house clean and organized would be easy.  I know, I know… My couch is often a state of modern art with our clean laundry.   4 precious cherubs and a dog later (not to mention […]

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God Cares About the Journey

April 7, 2013

“Really?  You want to read that book, AGAIN?  How about this one instead?” 3 year olds,…they love to read the same book over and over and over again.  Why is it that they love it and adults fight to keep their eyes open?  I suppose there is something that is stimulating to their little brains […]

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A Few of Our Favorite Games

April 5, 2013

These are a few of our favorite things games (are you envisioning Julie Andrews jumping on a bed??). Wedgits These are really neat building blocks that every child in our house loves.  Sawyer can build with them and Cade loves to create things from the book that came with the “blocks”.  These stretch spatial skills […]

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Winter Sowing

April 1, 2013

Yes, it is April 1st, and it’s no joke that I put my sweet daughter, Addie, in her snowpants, coat, boots and gloves to go play outside today.  Such is life in the Midwest.  Last year we had already seen the 80s by this time.  I don’t think either year is “normal”, whatever that is. […]

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Blowing Out Eggs for Easter

March 28, 2013

We tried something new for decorating eggs this year, and can I just say that I am as pleased as punch (however pleased punch is, I don’t really know).  This idea was no stroke of creative genius on my part.  One of my beloved and fellow homeschooling friends sent me this link for blowing out […]

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