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

Homeschooling Moms How-To Guide For Self-Care

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First, I want to tell you what this post is not going to contain.  I am not going to tell you to drink 8 glasses of water, I am not going to tell you to get up at 5 AM and exercise, and I am not going to tell you that you need to make sure that you are getting 7 – 8 hours of sleep a night and eating a balanced breakfast.  I won’t.  That is all good and … Read More

Summer Snapshot #8

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  This past week was another one full of memories.  The kids attended a local church’s Vacation Bible School in the morning which meant this mama had her mornings to herself all week… a rarity for homeschooling moms.  The kids had a fun week at VBS, and we were able to throw in some other fun things too. On Monday it was July 11th. {7/11} If you are unaware most 7-11 stores give away free Slurpees on this day, so … Read More

Summer Snapshot #7

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Summer feels like it is flying by. I want to hit the stop button. I am looking at the calendar, and I almost have anxiety about how fast it is going and how little time we have left. This past week, we had a monumental birthday in the house. Hayley turned 10! Jeff took the day off, and we had such a fun day celebrating her and doing everything that she wanted to do. We went to the pool, then … Read More

Summer Snapshot #6

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It’s Thursday people.  Thursday!  What can I say, we are living some full weeks. I apologize for the delay in getting the recap of last week up but, to my credit, we were on vacation!  Last week we had a wonderful week visiting my family in New Jersey.   It was such a fun filled full week! It is so nice now that the kids are older not having to worry about naps and all the little kid things.  Even … Read More

Summer Snapshot #5

It has been nice getting settled back into our house this week. The whole month of June was a bit of a whirlwind with all the home renovation projects going on. One of the kids even commented that it was like we were living in a ‘Fixer-Upper.’ Alas, the house is painted, the new carpet is installed, furniture is put back in its rightful place, and pictures are hung back on the walls.   This past week both boys took … Read More

The Times In Our Lives When We All Need Jesus

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When I first read the prompt {Give Me Jesus} for this week’s #FridayFive for Mrs. Disciple’s link-up, I immediately thought of the song, “Give Me Jesus” by Jeremy Camp. As I listened to it and then read the lyrics, I was moved by the words and thought about the times in our lives when we all need Jesus.   When I Rise When I awake in the morning, I am not the cheeriest of persons. Although I consider myself more of … Read More

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