Morning Routines

I wrote earlier today about the DILIGENCE BOARD and the morning chore cards we have created for our family. I’m planning to make a little video a little later today about these cards. Our morning routine cards are a little different than our morning chore cards. The morning routines (especially the printed cards), lay everything out for my children in…

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Morning Chores

If you are here for the first time, I’m so glad you stopped by! We are a “larger than average” family. I guess some would consider us a big family. 🙂 I am asked ALL THE TIME how we manage our home so I decided to start a series on this topic. Our home is so far from perfectly clean.…

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ETHAN Project: Enjoy the Dirt

Ahhh…this week has been so full. Every single year, I set out to enjoy the time during the summer. I want to slow down, to make memories, to have something real to show for the days. I’m so thankful for the plan this summer. It’s kept me on track to make sure I’m making time for some things that are…

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Book Review: Five Brides

I’m one of those people who just don’t seem to find the time to read fiction on a regular basis. I get that it’s supposed to be good for your brain. I know it is fun to read stories written for entertainment. I just don’t have time very often. My latest book review was an indulgence of sorts. I was…

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How We Made a LEGO Cake

Jon wanted a LEGO cake this year for his birthday. A few years back, I made this cake for Matthew. It was A LOT of work. I hand shaped and cut all those LEGOs from fondant (which I hate). This time, I was wanting to do something different- something FUN! I looked on Pinterest and saw some ideas for the…

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Happy 8th Birthday, Jonathan!

Jon turned 8 years old this week. How did that happen so fast? He has been acting more “8” and less “7” recently. He is a very sweet little boy- always full of joy and big ideas and lots of things to tell me. He reminds Paul and I a great deal of Joshua when he was his age. Jon…

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ETHAN Project- Week 5- Enjoy the Sky!

So, I’m a little late this week with my ETHAN Project posting. We have had such a full week- my computer time has been low on the priority list. This week’s ETHAN Project assignment was “Enjoy the Sky”. It’s fun to see how I was “enjoying the sky”, even outside of the assignment. This week has found me sitting by…

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2014-2015 Curriculum Updates

We have had a fantastic school year. As always, there were some things that worked and some that didn’t work, but that is the exciting part of starting a new year, right? I thought it would be fun to share my three favorite curriculum choices for this past year (and these are not in any particular order). First, Khan Academy…

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We Have a Winner!

Congratulations, Sara! You won a copy of Jesus Calling for Little Ones. I’ve sent you an email explaining how to claim your book. I hope you enjoy reading it with your little ones.

Happy 6th Birthday!

Time passes so quickly. It seems like yesterday we were welcoming this baby girl and now she is turning six. It’s just unbelievable. Here are some quick pics from her birthday: …that was the best bicycle hat EVER. I’m praying the Lord will bless her in big ways this year. May she have a good year and grow healthy and…

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ETHAN Project- Week 4- Enjoy the Water

It has been scorching this past week, in the deep south. We’ve planned most of our activities around the rising temps and while we’ve worked and played outside in the early morning and late hours (like our early morning blueberry picking), the middle of the day has been a good time to focus on inside projects. This week’s Ethan Project…

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