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Christmas School

Christmas School

Make December Homeschooling Different By December, we all need a bit of a break from the monotony of the regular homeschooling schedule, don’t we?  Some people choose to take the entire month off to focus on the preparations of Christmas and turning the hearts of their children toward the One that Christmas is all about….

A Tree House!

It’s been in the works for about 6 months (and actually still needs a roof), but the big kids officially have a tree house!!  It’s very rustic – which I love.  The kids are already planning to deck it out in Boxcar Children-style!  I’ll post indoor pictures when it’s complete. Have a very blessed Memorial…

Stuffed Felt Ornaments

  These turned out so cute, and they were fairly easy for a beginning to intermediate sewing project. Draw the shape onto a piece of felt, making it about 1/4″ bigger than you’d like the finished product to be. Double the felt and cut out the front and back pieces at the same time. Decide…


Mahayla and one of her best buds have been planning a camping trip since January.  Yes, that’s FIVE months!  After many revised lists, faxes to one another and late nights on the phone planning, the trip finally happened this weekend.  The two girls and two other best buds (along with a couple of Dads and,…

Father/Son, Mother/Daughter Day

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned here before that my husband accepted the youth minister position at church earlier in the year.  Because I’m his help-meet we work with children from about kindergarten through high school.  Honestly, it’s been a tough adjustment for me – even playing a huge role in me deciding to give…

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