Will You Play A Game With Me?

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Since my dear friend, Mrs. Disciple, stopped her #FridayFive series, I have not been as consistent as I would like with my writing.  A few other blogger friends have joined the Five Minute Friday link-ups, and I have decided to do the same. I’m not sure it will be every week, but I want to get writing more.  The point of Five Minute Friday is they provide a topic, and you write for five minutes.  Simple enough.  Today’s topic: Play. … Read More

Chockful List Of My Favorite Things Right Now

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I love reading what other people’s favorite things are. I enjoy seeing what things they use and what things give them joy, what books they have read recently and loved, all of their favorite things.  Today, I thought I would share with you, what things I am loving, so here is a chockful list of my favorite things right now!   Product links are affiliate links. Beauty Products I am going to start off by saying, I think I am … Read More

5 Tools I’m Using To Plan For A Successful Year

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  2017 is right around the corner. As in 2 days away.  Are you ready for it?  Have you made resolutions for 2017 or have you made a list of things you won’t do in 2017?  Either way, I’m sure you have started to think about what you want 2017 to look like in your head.  And if you want to take it a step farther and write them down, I am sharing with you today 5 Tools I’m Using To … Read More

Waiting for a Zip Line

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  When my husband and I were newly married 12 years ago, we purchased a starter home that we planned to live in for five to seven years. It was meant to get us through until we were ready to build our dream home. The one that my husband had imagied designing and building since he was a young boy. We are now more than half a decade beyond that original timeline, our family has grown to six people, and … Read More

5 Helpful Resources To Build Character In Your Children

  One of the perks of homeschooling is that we can focus on non-traditional subjects.  Sure, we do our reading, writing, and arithmetic, but we also invest time in other areas of education.  In our home, we hold one’s character in high esteem.  I can teach my kids their multiplication tables and addition facts all day but if I do not instill in them the importance of having good character, as a parent I have missed the goal. Today, I … Read More

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

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 #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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