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20 Homeschooling Articles to Help New Homeschooling Moms

20 Homeschooling Articles to Help New Homeschooling Moms

Several of you asked that I post all of my homeschooling articles in one place. Here you are. Happy Homeschooling!   Five Questions Every Homeschooling Mom Should Ask Before Choosing Curriculum Favorite Homeschool Resources/Tools Series :Part I, Part II, Part III Good Advice On Home Education […]

The Discussion We Need to Have

The Discussion We Need to Have

Reports estimate that that American women spend a staggering $426 billion a year on beauty products. We place a high value on beauty. We want beautiful homes, beautiful weddings, beautiful getaways to exotic places. Beauty is a good thing, in our eyes. But do we want […]

Taking Time for Little Things

Taking Time for Little Things

Have you ever been surprised by what makes your kids happy? They’re excited by little things. Soap bubbles galore while doing dishes. Animal sightings in the yard. $2 glow in the dark star stickers for the bedroom ceiling Picking wildflowers. Skipping rocks. Riding bikes, playing […]

Don’t Let Comparison Steal Your Joy

Don’t Let Comparison Steal Your Joy

Just a quick post to share a few fabulous resources with you. I’m currently reading Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World Study Guide: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life by Joanna Weaver and highly recommend it. I have the print […]

Life Does Not Have to be “Good” to be Joyful.

Life Does Not Have to be “Good” to be Joyful.

Do you find it hard to be joyful when life doesn’t turn out the way you expected? Does discontentment seethe under the surface when circumstances around you are less than ideal or life disappoints you in a big way? Do you confuse being happy with being […]

Do You Want Perfect Happiness?

Do You Want Perfect Happiness?

Do you want to be happy in world of stress, strife, anxiety and depression?  Here’s how. Matthew chapter  5, the famous sermon on the mount, covers it -living a truly blessed and fulfilled life, that is. It may seem upside down to most. It doesn’t include fame, fortune, […]