How to Attract Butterflies to Your Yard

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How to Attract Butterflies to Your Yard: 5 Frugal Ways

My girls and I recently did a unit study on butterflies. Using this kit we watched our caterpillars go through metamorphosis, becoming chrysalids and finally lovely Painted Lady butterflies. Feeding, watching, and taking care of these precious creatures linked us very closely to them — so close that when we released them, we all shed tears. […]

Weekly Meal Plan for May 17-23

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Weekly Meal Plan

This week my husband and I celebrate 8 years of marriage. If you’re curious as to how we met, you can read our story. It’s been a blur, honestly. Having 4 kids in 8 years will do that to you. But it’s been a soul-satisfying blur: we’ve grown individually and together in many ways, and I’m looking […]

A Sing-Along Alphabet Book for Children {Review}

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Growing in His Glory: S is for Smiling Sunrise (Review)

By far our favorite part of the day is Read-Aloud time. As I select books for our children, I’m guided by the verse from Philippians 4:8 — Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is […]

Summer Reading Challenge: Explore New Genres

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Growing in His Glory: Summer Reading Challenge

Summer is almost here, and we are winding up our school year very rapidly. As I look forward to a nice relaxing little break, I’m also making plans for a summer of learning with interest-led unit studies, Five in a Row, nature study, and lots and lots of reading. More on this to come very soon! […]

Weekly Meal Plan for 5/10-16

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Weekly Meal Plan

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you were able to celebrate with your loved ones this weekend. God has so richly blessed me with an amazing mother plus 4 little darlings of my own. (Yes, the dog has a dress on. It’s the baby’s.) Whew! This past week we celebrated Annabeth’s third birthday, culminating with a family […]

Close Learning Gaps with A+ Interactive Math {Review}

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Close Learning Gaps with A+ Interactive Math {Review}

We’re finishing up our second year of homeschooling, and my first grade daughter recently completed her math curriculum. But even after finishing the last worksheet and lesson, I wondered how much she had actually learned. Sure she did all the work, but did she fully grasp the math concepts I taught her? As a homeschool […]

Weekly Meal Plan for 5/3-9

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Weekly Meal Plan

This week we’re celebrating my third daughter’s THIRD birthday on Monday and having a family party on Saturday. On Wednesday, we have our last CBS class, culminating with our Children’s Program — always a hit! On Thursday, my big girls will be attending an enrichment program where they will learn about Trees. On Saturday, our church […]

Homeschool Curriculum for Preschoolers {Review}

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Homeschool Preschool Curriculum {Review}

Have you ever found a program, curriculum, or book that really made learning fun for your kids? I’m not talking about a mindless video game or an animated TV program that draws them in but doesn’t really instruct. I’m talking about a real learning experience that your children are engaged in and that challenges their growing minds to think in different […]

Weekly Meal Plan for 4/26-5/2

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Weekly Meal Plan

Wow! Can you believe April is already over?! That means it’s garden planting time here in Tennessee. We’ve planted lettuce, spinach, and broccoli but I don’t feel very enthused about planting anything else right now. Gardening is not my favorite activity, and since we’re very close to putting our house on the market, it seems like […]

10 Ways to Let Your Light Shine for Others

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10 Ways to Let Your Light Shine for Others

Our lives are busy. We run from school to pick up the kids, rush home to change clothes and eat a quick snack, and then head right back out to soccer practice or ballet. We’re in a hurry, and our fast-paced lives often leave little room for time to serve others. Offering our precious time, […]