Restoring the Lost Petal

Homeschool to College: A Look At One Girl’s Transition

Today’s guest post is from my friend Rachel. She’s written before about her courting journey and today she’s sharing about her transition from homeschool to college.  I am a Sophomore in college, working towards an Associate’s Degree in English, planning to pursue something in the writing field:  Journalism, editing, or writing Christ-centered books and devotionals […]

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Creating A Weekly Reading Box for Children

Children like (and need) to read the same books over and over again. Sometimes this gets frustrating for adults and sometimes children needs to be introduced to new books that are seasonal or time relevant for an upcoming family event. We were struggling to find balance between the same old books day after day and […]

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*Are Your Children Getting Bibe Truth or Stories Plus Printable Scripture Cards

A quick glance around the world and it’s obvious that Truth and absolutes are frowned upon. True tolerance, and love are being replaced with false ideas of acceptance and “truth” seems as ever-changing as the tide. The pendulum is changing directions in America. The world our children are growing into is going to look vastly […]

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4 Things to Look for In Devotional Book for Children Plus a Giveaway

I was given a copy of Devotions off the Map from Family Christian for this review. All opinions are my own. An internet search for a “devotional book for children” will yield you thousands of results. There are as many styles and types of books as there are children it seems. So how do you know […]

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*Why I’ll Start the Conversation of Sex and Sexuality At an Early Age

A while back I read an article from a fellow blogger about why she’s not teaching her young children about sex. She sites, innocence and the “advantage” of homeschooling as reasons to wait. I respectfully disagree with her. When we teach our children how to behave in public, mind their manners at the table or in church or […]

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Why I Want My Son to Tattle

The world tattling hasn’t been in my vocabulary since elementary school. As in, when I was in elementary school. I never gave tattling a thought until a few weekends ago. Wyatt and some friends were told not to do something and one of the children violated the order. Wyatt came to me and said, “Mommy, […]

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*Surprising Insight On Today’s Church Youth and Sexuality

I received a copy of More Than Just The Talk from Family Christian to review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine. I entered the doors of the Giant Center in Hershey Pennsylvania with anxious anticipation of impacting youth with the truth of God’s love and the amazing craftsmanship of our sexuality. Table display […]

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The Best New Mom Advice You Need, Even If You’re Not A New Mom

I was given a copy of Prayers for Your Children to review. All opinions expressed are my own. “Your life will never be the same.” “Good luck going to NASCAR races anymore.” “Things will change, you’ll see.” Knowledge You Don’t Need They say there is one in every crowd and my one for snarky comments on […]

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Teaching Children to Let Go of Things

It seems no matter how closely we keep an eye on the stuff we have the piles of crayons and books, toys and stuffies the piles seem to get bigger and bigger as the months pass. Birthdays and Christmas exaggerate the quantities of things (as do well-meaning Grandparents). The easiest, at least in the onset, […]

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*Enjoying the Holidays with Burp Rags and Baby Wipes

In just a few days, Thanksgiving will be here, with Christmas hot on its heels. The holidays overwhelm many of us with the lengthy to-do list for preparation, whether that’s cleaning or shopping… or both. “So little time,” as the saying goes. Now add being a new mom to the mix. What’s a gal to […]

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