1. 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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  2. First Grade Math: Curriculum Comparison

    So, I'm homeschooling my second first grader (Did that make sense?  My second son has reached first grade) and we're on our FOURTH math curriculum.  Actually, our curriculum-hopping spanned second…

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  3. Kid-Friendly Fall Table Centerpiece

    With four young boys, we do not have a cute table.  We don't use place mats because I would be washing them constantly.  We tried plastic wipe-off place mats, but…

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  4. School Day Snack System

    Snacks have long been a problem area at our house!  The boys want to snack all the time, especially in the afternoon.  We would generally have one morning snack and…

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  5. DIY Pottery Barn Kids Style Dinosaur Art

    Over Labor Day weekend, we did a re-do of Gresham and Owen's bedroom.  They are so excited about their new "dino" space! Here's a "before" shot of the room: (To…

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  6. Managing toys with little parts when you have a baby in the house

    I thought while I was writing up this week's Lego Fun Friday that I would also address how we are handling big boys with Legos (and other toys with teeny…

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  7. Remembering God's Grace

    The other day, I was rocking my 7 month old son in his new room in our new house, and I started thinking... God's grace to us has been pretty…

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  8. 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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  9. Is Social Media Making Biblical Issues Out of Issues that Aren't?

    Okay, so this topic doesn't fit with what I usually post, but it's something that I've been thinking about a lot lately.  And it has to do with parenting boys,…

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  10. Expectation

    The countdown has begun for the arrival of baby boy #4... Our other boys were born at 37, 38, and 38 weeks, so it could be as soon as next…

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