5 Simple Ways To Count Your Blessings

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  Counting our blessings is a way for us to stop and give thanks to God for all the gifts He has poured down on us.  Today I am sharing with you 5 Simple Ways To Count Your Blessings.   Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. {James 1:17 NIV} 5 Simple Ways To Count Your Blessings   Keep a Journal So simple, … Read More

5 Things A New Mom Actually Needs

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  Being a new mom leads to needing a lot of new things. Things you never really thought about needing. For instance, when I became a new mom, I needed breast pads, nipple cream, and nursing bras… things I never needed before becoming a mom. However, those types of things are not what I am referring to here.   5 Things A New Mom Actually Needs   Good Self-Care “Self-Care” might be a hot term right now, but self-care is … Read More

End Of Summer Summation

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  I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing with you all our Summer Snapshot Series.  I hope you have enjoyed reading it and getting a peek into what our summer looked like, and perhaps were even inspired to create your own Summer Bucket List.  It is officially Fall, so I wanted to end the Summer Snapshot Series with an End Of Summer Summation.   SBL We were able to knock off a few more items off our Summer Bucket List during the last … Read More

Our Homeschool Curriculum Choices For This Year

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Well, it’s official, Summer has ended, and we are back in school mode.  We have a few weeks under our belt so I thought I would take some time to share with you, our homeschool curriculum choices for this year.   Blake Blake is in his 2nd year of Pre-school or what I am referring to as Young 5’s.  He will be five in November, so if he were in public school he wouldn’t have entered Kindergarten this year, so … Read More

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

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