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Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand. When I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married, becoming a mommy, and having my own home. I imagined a home that was more than just 4 walls, a roof, and a mortgage. I wanted to make a special place that was a magical mash-up of: a school, a playground, a refuge, a boo-boo “fix it” station, a “you can do it” pep rally, and a safe place for personal expression, sharing and growth. And then … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Build Family Unity

It's the little things that lead to the most amazing memories and those amazing memories become the glue that binds us together as a family. Need some ideas?  I'm sharing a FREE ebook full of over 100+ simple ideas that will help your family grow closer together.

The sky was dark and the alarm clock taunted my sleeping body. It was just after 5am and we were on vacation. The thought was fairly understandable: Why on earth did I set that alarm? Oh yes, I remember. I scrambled to my feet and announced that it was time for everyone to jump in the car. All 4 children were startled but quickly full of excitement. We piled in the car and drove the 1 mile to the beach. The morning was a little chilly for Florida, but it didn't seem to bother anyone. … [Read more...]

Bible Charades Printable

Our family loves charades, especially Bible charades, but we often have a hard time thinking of things to act out. Problem solved. These Bible charades printable cards are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

My kids absolutely love charades. I can't figure out exactly what the attraction is to the age-old game, but I can tell you that it never gets old for them. If we have a few minutes to wait in the doctor's office, they have been known to jump up and start a game (even if I stay totally uninvolved). So I figured a good old-fashioned Charades Family Fun Night was in order. But like every family fun night around here, we had to mix it up a little bit. Enter Bible charades. The game is exactly … [Read more...]

Super Sleuth Family Fun Night

It's our sneakiest family fun night yet! Can you follow the clues or will you be left in the darK?

Victorious families build unity on a daily basis. It's a secret that I learned years ago. One that has helped our family not just survive life's storms, but become victorious through those very circumstances. Oh, and it's easy to do. Sometimes we get all frazzled over putting together the perfect event or activity for our family, only to realize that simple would have been so much better. And that has been my mission ever since I started the family fun night idea. We're going super simple, … [Read more...]

Printable Labels for Homeschool Supplies

Organization is the key to a great homeschool. Do your kids know where to find it? If they do, the day will go so much more  smoothly.

Organization. You either love it or hate it. It seems that there is no in between. But regardless of your stance on the topic, it's a necessary part of life. Trust me, without organization, homeschool is a disaster. It goes a little something like this: "The kids sleep until well, whenever. Once they roll out of bed at 10 something in the morning, mom starts nagging them to get their school started. Johnny can't find his math book for the first half hour. Once he finds that in the … [Read more...]

Top Leveled Reading Books for Elementary Homeschool

Looking for reading books on their level? These are our favorite leveled reading books for homeschoolers. Wholesome, filled with adventure, and just right for any age reader!

So you want your child to become a voracious reader. It's a noble cause. After all, this is the one academic skill that dictates the success of all the rest. Strong readers are successful in virtually anything that they want to learn. And believe it or not, there isn't a one-size-fits-all magic formula that will get our kids there. The main key to success is good old-fashioned practice. Creative, huh? But it's true. The more practice your child has reading, the better they will become. Which … [Read more...]

Printable Homeschool Convention Notebook

Going to a homeschool convention this year? One of the best ways to gain the most value from your convention is to be prepared and organized. This notebook will help you do both! FREE printable.

I've been to 17 homeschool conventions. That might not sound too impressive until you realize that I haven't even been homeschooling that many years. Kinda funny, huh? I actually was invited to my first convention before my daughter could even walk. At the time, I was living in Florida and I had taken up a side gig of evaluating my friend's children for their annual homeschool assessment. They kept asking me for suggestions and recommendations about curriculum that I really couldn't … [Read more...]