1. How God provided a bicycle for a 9 year old boy who wanted one

    Aidan has been a growing kid lately!  He now officially eats more than me.  He would eat all the time if I would let him!  Back in the summer, we…

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  2. 30 Day Giving Challenge: Learning about Giving through Literature

    This month, we have been participating in the 30 Day Giving Challenge, and we have had some neat opportunities to serve as a family.  This past week, we had an…

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  3. Volunteering at the Institute for Creation Research

    Today, the boys and I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Dallas branch of the Institute for Creation Research.  We found out about this volunteering opportunity yesterday evening, and…

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  4. The 30 Day Giving Challenge: Teaching Your Children to Serve During the Month of November

    As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday season, it's the perfect time of year to focus our hearts on gratitude.  Gratitude and service to others go hand-in-hand.  We are grateful when…

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  5. Our Chore System

    Recently, I visited with a friend about how to help boys grow into responsible men.  I wrote down the wisdom I received in this post.  Since then, we have changed…

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  6. Homeschooling: The First Two Weeks

    So, we started our homeschool year last Monday.  Yes, it's very early!  We've been having high temperatures around 108 degrees, and it's just too hot to do anything else!  I…

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  7. A Few More Thoughts on "Don't Coddle Your Boys"

    I want to add a couple more thoughts to yesterday's post "A Reminder to Myself:  Don't Coddle Your Boys." First, Sheri commented on yesterday's post that prayer is so important!…

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  8. The "Do Something Hard" Challenge

    We are almost to the end of our "Do Something Hard" Challenge!  As I said on Sunday, the boys have been working all week to practice their current violin piece…

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  9. The "Do Something Hard" Challenge

    This week is the "Do Something Hard" challenge at our house!  My husband and I want our boys to learn to work hard.  We want them to be able to…

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  10. Sibling Squabbles and the Kindness Car

    At our house, we struggle with sibling fighting.  A lot.  There are days when it seems that every word that comes out of everyone's mouth is rude, selfish, or designed…

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