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Hearts For Home Blog Hop May 7

I cannot believe that it is already May and the year is nearly half over!  I cannot wait to see what the rest of the year holds for Hearts for Home Blog Hop and read all of your great posts! This weeks featured posts from MTM are: 31 Days of Great Children’s Music: Schoolhouse Rock! The NUMBER ONE Way I Save Money! Ladybug Love Activities & FREEBIES Part 1!! The post with the most click

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Helping Kids with Standardized Testing

As the school year winds to a close, many kids have to take standardized tests as part of their end-of-year assessments. Depending on your school district, these tests might include math, reading, language, science, and other subjects and take several days to complete. In our family, we don’t take standardized tests until third grade. But this year is the first time that my kids have been in public school, so we’ve had to take a

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ABC’s of Homeschooling: D is for Downtime

Welcome back to the ABC’s of Homeschooling!  Did you miss our post from last week?  You can get caught up on that post HERE or go through each of the posts in this series HERE. When I was discussing this post with a friend she said, “I wish I knew what that even meant.”  I knew right then that I must write this post! Downtime… If you are like most typical homeschool families your days

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In The Trenches

Dear Mama, You are in the trenches. I am in there with you. I know the trenches can get tiring. We feel like we are often fighting alone- and fighting a losing battle. There are often times we feel alone. The trenches can be dirty. From spit up and dirty diapers, to mud trekked in from outside, and words that come from teenage mouths without thought -the trenches are dirty.  Yet, under every dirty face

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Hearts for Home April 30

Welcome back to this weeks Hearts for Home Blog Hop!  The post with the most clicks last week was: Simple and Joyful Motherhood Encouragement I want to take a moment to feature a couple of blog posts from the link up here.  This week I am featuring recipes: Cake Mix Sugar Cookies 12 Days of Easter Recipes and Crafts Easy Crab Bites Now, go and check out these awesome posts from this weeks link up…

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ABC’s of Homeschooling: C is for Curriculum

Welcome back to the ABC’s of Homeschooling!  Did you miss our post from last week?  You can get caught up on that post HERE or go through each of the posts in this series HERE. Today I want to talk to you about curriculum.  Don’t start panicking yet.  I know that just mentioning curriculum can cause anxiety and sweats!  I want to help ease that a bit. Curriculum doesn’t have to be a big scary

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To the Wife Who Feels Like She is Not Enough

The dishes are piled up in the sink. The floors need mopping. The kids need a bath. The load in the washer has been washed twice now because you just can’t keep up. You’re up to your eyeballs in diapers, bottles, and sleepless nights. You try and try but you just can’t get caught up.  You feel like you’re sinking – like you are not enough.  Like you have let your family and your husband

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Wizard of Oz Handwriting Practice in Cursive

Last week I published a new handwriting pack with the Wizard of Oz theme.  For some reason I thought that I had it in cursive as well… I didn’t!  Can you imagine?  So, today I have righted my wrong and put the pack together and am putting it right here for you to download. This is the perfect way for your children to practice forming their letters in cursive. Get Yours Today        

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ABC’s of Homeschooling: B is for Balance

Welcome back to the ABC’s of Homeschooling series.  Today I want to talk to you about how to maybe a achieve a small bit of balance in your homeschooling. For me finding balance in our homeschool adventure is probably the biggest obstacle of all.  You see, running this blog, and my design business keep me very busy.  So I have to find that fine line that allows me the time to get my work done

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The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Dear Homemaker, Are the inmates running the asylum? I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand. When I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married, becoming a mommy, and having my own home. I imagined a home that was more than just 4 walls, a roof, and a mortgage. I wanted to make a special place that was a magical mash-up of: a

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April marks the beginning of spring. Sadly it also brings a lit of rain. Here are some ideas to keep your kids busy during those long rainy days.

April Shower’s Create Crazy Children

April is one of my favorite months of the year. It is the time when things in my part of the world start coming back to life after being in what seems to be a long hibernation. With this process we of course see a lot of rain. This can lead to restless children and stressed out moms if we are not careful. So what is it that we are suppose to do with children who

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5 Things Children Need

In today’s society we are bombarded day after day with ads telling us what our children “need” to succeed. I don’t know about you, but some days I get overwhelmed at the thought of making sure my kids “have it all”. But, then I stop and think, other than food, water and shelter what do our children “need”? Do they need the newest iPod? No. What about that program that is guaranteed to teach our

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What Do You Need to Teach Biology

So you are going to teach biology?  It doesn’t have to be daunting or scary.  In fact, teaching biology can be fun and rewarding.  I am going to give you a list of things that you need to be able to teach biology and actually enjoy it! 1. Christian Kids Explore Creation Biology:  I love this book.  It breaks down biology into bite size chunks so that you are able to teach your children all

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop 4/16

I am back to posting the Hearts for Home Blog Hop!  I thought it would be a great way to bring fun new posts right to you without you having to leave MTM! The most clicked post from last week was: Friday Freebie: Earth Day Resources Now, go check out these great articles and be inspired to praise, create, learn, and teach this week! [inlinkz_linkup id=496159 mode=1]

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Wizard of Oz Handwriting Freebie

Growing up I loved the story of The Wizard of Oz.  I think most children do.  What isn’t to love about a girl who gets swept away into a magical land, meets new friends, and has many adventures along the way? I created this fun handwriting set for your children to enjoy.  Grab yours today! Get Yours Today

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ABC’s of Homeschooling: A is for Approach

Homeschooling is one of the greatest adventures I have taken since becoming a mother.  Each day it allows me to spend time with my children.  We get to learn about the world around us and all of the lovely things that God has created.  I get to instill my values into my children’s hearts.  I get to watch them grasp new concepts. Homeschooling can be a load of fun!  Homeschooling can also be very hard.

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