What We Read: November 2016

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November has flown by! While I am really excited about the upcoming holiday season, I admit I’m feeling a tad anxious about all the busyness of this time of year. We have a new baby set to arrive in early January, so my mind is racing as I think about all that needs to be done […]

What We Read: October 2016

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October came and went so quickly that I am just now sitting down to see what we read last month. I have never been good about tracking our “read” books – until this school year. I have a Master Checklist for our school work on which I include the books the girls are reading as […]

Those Tiny Glimpses from God: Blessings of Motherhood

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Tomorrow this girl turns 8. She is not your typical firstborn. Kate is strong, fearless, and headstrong. She can go with the flow, or she can create her own tidal wave. Flexible but determined, Kate is a natural born leader who isn’t afraid to take charge, yet she has a caring, gentle side especially with her […]

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family {Review & Giveaway}

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Being a parent has been, by far, THE hardest, most personally refining experience of my life. The love a parent feels for her child is indescribable. Yet, the day-in, day-out struggles can be grueling, especially when we neglect to see the big picture. In his latest book — Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically […]

What We Read: September 2016

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Earlier this week I shared 3 booklists for my 3rd grader, which is a compilation of living books my oldest will be reading through this school year. I truly enjoy seeing what people read and getting book recommendations for myself and my girls, so I thought I’d share with you the books we read in September. Read-Alouds […]

3 Booklists for My 3rd Grader, 2016-2017

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As a former literature student, I have an affinity for all things book! In fact, some people might say I have a bit of an obsession over buying good quality literature. Now that two of our girls are reading independently, I have created booklists for their school year, appropriate to the age and reading levels […]

Resolution in Our Homeschool Challenges

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We are in our 5th week of the new homeschool year, and overall, I feel pretty happy with our subjects, curricula, and how things are going. This year we’re tackling a lot more subjects than we have in the past, but they are all subjects that Mama enjoys. Unlike in the past when I tried to do […]

Our 1st & 3rd Grade Curriculum, Term 1- 2016-2017

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Last week I briefly and very generally shared our homeschool plans for the coming year. I want to elaborate on the specifics in this post. My intentions are simply to share what we are doing/reading/learning in an attempt to help and encourage anyone who might need some guidance or ideas 🙂 Our school year is broken […]

Our 2016-2017 Homeschool Plans

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It has been awhile since I last posted, but I’m popping back on to share with you our homeschool plans and curriculum for the coming school year. We officially started back last week but at a nice leisurely pace 😉 Meet My Students This year I have 3 students. Kate is 7 1/2 and starting 3rd […]

ESV Family Devotional Bible {Review & Giveaway}

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What is more important than reading the Bible? Reading the Bible as a family! Having a family devotional time each day is the perfect way to engage in God’s Word with your loved ones. Our Bible time happens in the mornings right after breakfast and morning chores. We usually sing a few hymns, pray, read a […]