Category Archives: Kids

The Start of Our Homeschooling Journey

If you’ve ever thought about homeschooling, chances are you think about it a lot during the Spring. There’s something about Spring that initiates growth, new beginnings; fresh starts. Maybe it’s the newly blossoming trees, budding shrubs, or the yellow powdery … Continue reading

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Growing Kids to Be Great Leaders

Today, growing our kids to be great leaders could be more important than ever before. I am not sure that there has ever been a time where it has seemed to be more imperative to focus on a new generation … Continue reading

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7 Quick Boundaries That Will Change Your Life Starting Today:

We aren’t naturally born with healthy boundaries, and if you have ever been the parent of a newborn baby, you would probably agree – sleepless nights, constantly being on call, never feeling like you can leave the house… However, on the contrary, … Continue reading

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Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers – Why I refuse to socialize my kids:

Whenever someone finds out that we are a homeschooling family, the very first question they seem to ask is this, “What do you do for socialization?” It’s funny how just one small, simple question can make someone feel totally inadequate. For … Continue reading

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Could Catering to Learning Styles Be Dangerous?

As a homeschooling mom, I hear and read a lot about tailoring learning more toward the styles of our children. Lots of research has been done to show the different learning styles of people, children in particular. Theory stands that … Continue reading

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Kids and Consequences – It’s All Fun-n-Games, Until Someone Loses A Towel

Recently I pulled out an old book, that I read when the kids were much smaller, called Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours – by Kevin Leman. In this book, Dr. Leman talks to parents about Reality Discipline. Reality Discipline … Continue reading

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Unexplainable Peek-a-Boo JOY – Finding Joy in the Midst of Pain and Loss

Soon after my husband and I delivered our first child, we decided that we loved being parents so much that we would like to have another baby to grow up close to our first. We became pregnant right away and were … Continue reading

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Homeschool? Um… No Thanks!

As Spring is here and Summer is well on it’s way, this is usually the time that I begin reflecting back on our homeschool year and wonder just who learned more… me? or my kids? At the time of this … Continue reading

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Sleeping Like A Baby – How I Got My Baby To Sleep Through the Night

The best advise that I received after becoming a mom for the first time was this: “You didn’t go to live with your baby, your baby came to live with you.” –Dr. Leila Denmark Recently, I had the fabulous opportunity … Continue reading

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