The Joy of Falling Free

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  The last book I finished reading (which was another book that was not on my 2016 Reading List) was Falling Free – Rescued From The Life I Always Wanted by Shannan Martin. I had not previously heard of Shannan when a friend had shared on Facebook that she was taking applications for her launch team. It is a known fact that I have a slight addiction to launch teams, so I of course applied. I had faith that I … Read More

3 Truths God Taught Me In a Decade of Mothering

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  I have been a mother for a decade, yet this fact still does not seem real to me. It feels like just months ago I was holding my first baby in my arms. In reality, I became a first-time mom ten years ago, and less than six years later, I was a mom of four. Over the past decade, as my oldest has grown into a beautiful young lady, I have grown both as a woman and as a … Read More

From the Bank to Creation and an Encounter

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We recently had the opportunity to take a mini family vacation to Kentucky to visit The Creation Museum and The Ark Encounter. Taking the time to get away as a family is important to us and this trip was a memorable one. From the Bank to Creation and an Encounter we had a few fun-filled days.   The Bank Being a family of six does not make it easy when trying to find a hotel where we can all stay in … Read More

Summer Snapshot #13

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Summer Snapshot #13 Well, the end of Summer got the best of me.  I can’t believe it has been almost a month since I last updated on our Summer adventures.  We did have some expected and unexpected travel as well as more home renovation projects, so needless to say it has been a FULL month! Here is a summer snapshot of the last month.   Creation Museum and The Ark Encounter We took a mini family vacation to visit the Creation … Read More

The Most Essential School Supplies For The Homeschool Mom

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  Have you started your homeschool year yet? We have started our co-op, but we will not be starting our school at home until Monday.  I prefer a nice slow start to school since our extra-curricular activities are also starting.  One thing I love about the start of a new school year, are school supplies. I love fresh, new school supplies. And not just for my kids! Homeschool Moms need their own school supplies too, so I am sharing with … Read More

To The Mom Whose Kids Are Not Getting On The Big Yellow Bus

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Dear Homeschool Mom, As we are getting ready to start our new homeschool year, there are a few thoughts that I have been pondering that I want to share with you. So this is for you – To The Mom Whose Kids Are Not Getting On The Big Yellow Bus.   You Got This! I remember when I first started the journey to homeschooling. I had so much fear and uncertainty that I was capable of this calling. That I … Read More

Summer Snapshot #12

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We are getting really close to the end of our Summer.  As much as I LOVE Summer, I am starting to look forward to the newness that comes with starting a new school year.  I have been getting our materials and lessons ready to start in September, and I am excited to share that with you soon. First, though, a quick look back at our week.   Stanley Cup As you may, or may not know, we are Pittsburgh fans … Read More

Summer Snapshot #11

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This week we hit the motherload of Summer Bucket List items!  We were able to do five things from our SBL this week!!   Kids Cook Dinner This might need to become more than a Summer Bucket List item because I can get used to this.  The kids made dinner all by themselves, and all of them helped!! (SBL #19} Hayley organized everything, assigned tasks after talking with everyone on what they could make and prepared a grocery list of what … Read More

Summer Snapshot #10

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I can not believe it is August 1st and that I am posting our 10th Summer Snapshot.  Someone, quick, hit the pause button on Summer!  Here is a look back at what took place this week.   Police Tour On Monday, the kids and I took a field trip to a local police station with one of the homeschool groups in our area.  We were able to check out the inside of a police cruiser and tour the facility.  We were … Read More

Summer Snapshot #9

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We are getting close to the end of July, and that is making me sad.  I can’t believe we only have one more month of summer vacation left before we start up school again.  At the same time, it is hard for me to believe that I am already on summer Snapshot #9. Time is going too fast!   On a happy note, we had another great week last week.  All the kids were in swim lessons last week, and … Read More

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