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Read Aloud to Your Readers!

    Many children are reading independently by the intermediate years. With my oldest two, it didn’t occur to me to keep reading to them once they were flying solo. My job seemed complete; the skill of reading and the habit of reading were set. It was natural to read books aloud to the following two...

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Curb the Christmas Chaos

Encouragement, Family Life | December 2, 2021

I hope you’ve had a year that was full of contentment, productivity, and times where you knew that God’s grace was upon you. I pray that you will be determined and purposeful to find time to sit with God’s word in your lap and soak in the details of the very first Christmas. Because this...

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Love Your Husbands & Children

Encouragement | February 17, 2021

It’s February so I’ve been spending time reflecting on love, specifically, what it means to love my husband and children. “Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at...

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Dear Young Mama

Encouragement, Homeschooling | January 5, 2021

My family has a New Year’s Eve tradition where we write a letter to our future selves.  We open it a year later, on New Year’s Eve.  It’s fun but sometimes discouraging.  I’ve learned that writing a list of goals as a motivational tool can fall flat as you read through the list the following...

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Focus on Habits, Not Resolutions and Goals!

Encouragement | January 5, 2021

Nope, not a fan of New Year’s resolutions.  I do not need to set myself up to underachieve in one more area of my life.  We’re already behind in our Language Arts program and the Latin Words flashcards still have the cellophane wrapping on them.   But the start of a new year seems too significant...

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