Restoring the Lost Petal

*Should Christians Carve Pumpkins?

Halloween is not a favorite holiday in our home. In fact, it’s one we pass by without a second thought. I do enjoy decorating for the season as Autumn is my favorite. As I sit here sipping hot apple cider and watching football the colors of fall are just outside my window under a blanket of […]

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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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*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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*9 Ways to Normalize Faith in Your Home

Building good habits at a young age is one of the most important things we can do with our children. They need this foundation of healthy social, emotional and personal habits that they will build upon as they grow. Godly character and strong faith are also foundational principles for a thriving life. As we navigate […]

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10 Rainy Day Resources & Activities for Preschoolers

Board games  I admit, I have to be in the right frame of mind to play games sometimes but even when the laundry is calling my name I can easily get engrossed in games, fun ones, for as long as Wyatt will stand it. Sometimes that is 15 minutes, other times almost an hour. Here […]

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Learning Fun: 5 Cool Learning Games for Preschoolers

One thing we can count on when there is a family gathering in our house is game time. No matter if it’s a holiday event or a big sporting event on television we always end up playing games. The adults like 500 and ImagineIf but with a preschooler in the mix we’ve added some new […]

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11 Ways To Move More Each Day With The Kids

You haven’t had a chance to work out and the kids are bouncing off the walls with energy. It happens, especially in the colder months when outside play time is limited or unsafe in extreme cold temperatures.  When you can’t be as active as you want to here are some way to be more active. […]

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The Best of 2014: Homeschool Inspiration & Ideas

  2014 was our first official homeschool year. It was pre-prek for us. Some fun crafts, lots of books and nature walks and even at try with a great local co-op. The co-op was more for me to network with other homeschooling moms and it was a fantastic experience. I’ve written a few posts this […]

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