Homeschooling: Our First Month

Tracy / September 5, 2015

Our first month of homeschooling has officially come to an end. When I posted after our first week, I was very happy with the direction we were taking. It’s been an exciting year, so far. With exactly one month done, my children still adore the curriculum we are using. That makes this mama a very happy woman. The following are…

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Our Menu: September 4th- September 18th

Tracy / September 5, 2015

Our Menu: September 4- September 18th September 4, 2015 B- Breakfast Casserole L- Grilled Cheese, Fruit D- Pizza   September 5, 2015 B- Cinnamon Rolls and Bacon L- Quesadillas D- Meatloaf, Mac and Cheese, Veggies   September 6, 2015 B- Granola L- Red Beans and Rice, Bread and Cookies (Church Potluck) D- Friendship Casserole, Bread, Salad   September 7, 2015…

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Book Review: 5 Minute Bible Stories

Tracy / September 1, 2015

I’m sitting down to (finally) write my book review of 5 Minute Bible Stories. Our school days are well under way. We are a few weeks in and the time seems to already be passing so fast, I can hardly keep up! (Can you believe it is already September??!!  -YIKES.) While the older children are busy with school work, the…

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Book Review: Count My Blessings 1-2-3

Tracy / September 1, 2015

I’m learning to count my blessings. It’s something I very much want my children to learn, too. So many times we go to the Lord to ask him for something specific, but how many times do we stop to say thank you for all we have? This month, I was sent a copy of Count My Blessings 1-2-3 from Tommy…

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Teaching Children to Pray

Tracy / September 1, 2015

I have written through the years of being a little girl visiting with my great-grandmother. The example of her faith in the Lord planted seeds in my life that have continued to grow though she has been gone for many years. Of my many memories, I remember listening to her pray. She would later tell me how she prayed for…

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August 28, 2015

Tracy / August 29, 2015

The days are feeling cooler. Can it be? Fall seems early this year. The days seem unseasonably cool. The summer has been warm, but nothing like what I’m used to for southern summertime. My roses seem to be enjoying the cooler days. I am thankful for the milder temperatures, but I think this winter will find me missing the beautiful…

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LEGO Americana Roadshow

Tracy / August 28, 2015

The LEGO Americana Roadshow has arrived in our city! Do your children play with LEGOS? They are the toy of choice in our home with my oldest children. We happened on the exhibit completely by accident but it made a perfect homeschool field trip. (KUDOS, LEGO corporation for turning something children love into something that teaches, too!) The mall had…

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The Southern Museum of Flight

Tracy / August 28, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, a couple of weeks ago! With Paul home more recently, we have taken the opportunity do some quick field trips with the children. This was first on our list since we have passes to another local museum that allow us to be admitted to the Southern Museum…

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Pregnancy Update- Week 5

Tracy / August 28, 2015

My pregnancy update- week 5….this is technically week 6, but who’s counting. (…and I’m posting in week 9!) So, what’s happening in my world? Well, morning sickness has hit hard. Sunday was the first time. I was at church when hit began to become really awful. I just wanted to lay down in a floor some place and try to…

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Book Review: Grandma Kisses

Tracy / August 25, 2015

Did you hear? I’m a grand-mama!! (I know, I know everyone here already knows. I just like saying it again anyway! :D) Sweet little Gabe is surrounded by so many folks who adore him. What a sweet blessing he is for our family. This month, Tommy Nelson sent me a copy of Grandma Kisses for review. What timing! I already…

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Happy 3rd Birthday, Jackson!

Tracy / August 25, 2015

Happy Birthday, Jackson. You are a sweet boy and we love you dearly! It seems like yesterday, I was holding you in my arms and you were smiling sweetly at me. These days, you love playdough and sharpie markers. You think my purse is your personal stash of “cool stuff” and I find various chapsticks, my keys, driver’s license, and…

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Burp Cloth Tutorial

Tracy / August 20, 2015

This burp cloth tutorial is actually a re-post from an old blog tutorial. Want to create a baby gift that is both functional and personal? Let’s face it, we all want to hear ‘ooh’s’ and ‘aah’s’ from a new mom when she opens a gift we have given. It’s one of the reasons Pinterest is so wildly popular, and the…

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