Summer Time is Here!

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Wow! It has been entirely too long since I last posted. December. But we officially finished our school year last Friday, so I have decided to try my hand at writing again. Not that I'm a wealth of wisdom, but I want to share with you some of the things that God has been teaching me as a wife, a mother, a homeschool mama, and as a woman. If you've been following my blog for any time, you may have noticed that good books are central to my life and our homeschool. Since I haven't posted … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Meal Plan for March 13

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This week is pretty low-key, which I need. The weekends lately have been a little more intense than I would like because of these beauties . . . There's fencing that needs going up and fixing and other a sundry "cow things". But I admit that I'm quite smitten with these mamas and their babies. No worries, I'm not naming them or feeding them special treats because they are being raised for food. Anyway this week is the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Nashville, and I am so thankful … [Read more...]

Gentle Preschool Curriculum — 2015-2016

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My three-year-old daughter Annabeth is a little firecracker. If there's a clown in every family, then she's ours. She's always trying to make people laugh with her silly faces and made-up words, so while I am excited she wants to "do school" like her big sisters, I am also a little sad. Why can't time slow down a little?! Preschool Curriculum Ordinarily, at age 3, my girls are still doing puzzles, playing with their dolls, and "reading" books with some Sing Spell Read & Write Preschool … [Read more...]

Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World {Book Review}

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This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Thank you for supporting my blog!Recently I had the opportunity to review Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane. Usually, I turn down a book review, but when I saw the title, I was intrigued. Ever since Abigail was born, I've been more lax about screen time and have started having some concerns about the influence technology is having on our young … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas from our Family to Yours

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In lieu of a meal plan post, I wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. We have been so richly blessed this year. Thank you for reading, commenting, and following along. Some Christmas posts you might like... If you're looking for some Christmas cookie recipes to make with the kids, look no further! Feeling overwhelmed? This post encourages you to decompress and rest this Christmas. Struggling to manage your time? Here are 7 tips for a joyful Christmas! Here are 5 … [Read more...]

10/5/14 Weekly Meal Plan

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I'm slowly easing into creating a weekly meal plan again. Thanks to sweet friends & family, we've had most of our meals supplied. What a blessing for a new Mama! These meals are all super simple to make, but if I'm feeling overwhelmed, fortunately, I still have several freezer meals I can pull out. Here's what's on our weekly meal plan: Sunday Leftovers Monday Meal provided by my sweet CBS care group :) Tuesday Crockpot Chicken Burrito Bowls w/ brown rice & Easy … [Read more...]

Finding a Healthy Way to Relieve Stress

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It's been awhile since I last posted. In fact, aside from doing my Bible study, it's been two weeks since I wrote anything other than a grocery list and some thank you notes. There's a little thing called a baby that has really rocked my family's world, and writing has been one of the many activities -- like bathing, sleeping, and exercising -- that has fallen to the wayside. But writing is my stress-reliever, and lately, I've been quite a bit stressed out. Being at home all day and … [Read more...]

8/17/14 Weekly Meal Plan + Goals

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38 weeks! I can't believe how quickly time is passing by!! I'm getting excited to meet this new baby although I admit that I'm a bit nervous about what our "new normal" is going to look like. I've never been good with change, and every time we've added a new baby to the mix, the transition has been a struggle for me. It's normal, I know, but I would appreciate your prayers in the weeks and months to come. Thank you!! This week is a busy one. We have American Heritage Girls Registration … [Read more...]

Goal-Setting to Keep Moving in a Positive Direction & a Link-Up

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I’m very pleased to welcome my sweet blogging friend Morgan of Morganize with Me, for March’s guest post in the series “Finishing with Success in 2014.” Last year was a year of transition for our family. (We moved overseas to a surfer's paradise in Europe.) Many times when I am going through a major transition in my life, I tend to want to put things on hold. It's easy for me to use the excuse of having everything in upheaval to hold me back from doing the things that I want to do and … [Read more...]

Goal Making Success Through Weekly Goals & a Link-Up

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I’m very pleased to welcome my dear bloggy friend Deanna of From This Kitchen Table, for February's guest post in the series “Finishing with Success in 2014.” Goals. The beginning of every year many people take the time to evaluate the last 12 months and plan for the next 12. Each individual has their own way to go about this. I see goals as being a road map. A plan to get where you want. It's okay to make changes and adapt along the way, but they give you a running start. If I'm going … [Read more...]