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Three Tips for Teaching Children About Work

"I did not have all the advantages your kids had," a woman told my husband. They were having an honest conversation about work. The woman shared what a hard time she has in life, bumping along from one part-time job … Continue reading

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How to Find Christmas Cheer When You're a Scrooge

Moms aren't supposed to be Scrooges, are they? Yet, if you ask my family, I'm not exactly Suzy Snowflake when it comes to the Christmas season. Some of my friends love the holiday season so much that they decorate their … Continue reading

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Saying No Creates Boundaries of Freedom for Your Homeschool

Your kids are using curriculum that couldn’t be a better fit for them. You love the church you attend and are heavily involved in serving and participating in activities there. The weekly meeting with a friend is a great source … Continue reading

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Give Kids Tools, Not Toys

My dad had a lot of great advice and wisdom. One of the many things I learned from him was the art of giving gifts to children. I remember it clearly. At that time I had three little boys, and … Continue reading

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Give Them Godly Heroes

Amy Carmichael folded her chubby three-year-old hands and pleaded with God for blue eyes. When she woke the next morning and checked the mirror to find them still brown, she ran to her mother in distress to ask why God … Continue reading

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Your Presence: A Gift to Your Children that Lasts a Lifetime

I think a lot about what I want to do for my kids to help them succeed in life. Just recently I was combatting the “I’m not doing enough” feeling and a simple Pinterest browse sent me reeling. As I … Continue reading

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Looking Back to Look Ahead (aka Thankful Thursday)

August was always my favorite time of year when we were homeschooling. My husband and I held our annual teacher in-service conference at the end of every summer. We would take a long walk through a local park, meet at … Continue reading

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