March 2013

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~1~ Around here we anxiously wait for the most important holiday of the year.  You know, the one when we celebrate the fact that God became man, let us physically torture and kill him, all so he could conquer death and rise again so that we would know that he is all powerful, can destroy

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My dear husband and I recently found ourselves with a whole evening of time out for a date. Just the two of us. We had a nice dinner, which cost us $3 after a gift card from friends, then walked around a big local mall(a place that we RARELY spend time in). While we walked

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I have a confession to make…. Before we had kids, I used to try to talk people out of homeschooling.  I used to think it was weird and those poor kids would never be able to make friends and have experiences that “normal” kids do.  I used to think that no matter how smart the

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I personally know of several families that are currently considering and praying about homeschooling their children. Here are some more reasons why I say go for it! Created by: CollegeAtHome.com Via: DegreeSearch.org

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Distracting myself with writing about other topics here has been a welcome break lately.  Not that I really need to be distracted though, that comes pretty naturally anymore.  Multi-tasking is kicking my behind most days.  But I keep trudging along; living, breathing, eating, sleeping, teaching, loving, praying, hugging, crying, talking, reading, rinse and repeat. I realized

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Earlier this week I waited for the kids to join me in the school room to start lessons.  Lilly was insistent on finishing up her “craft” before she could do her book work.  When I realized what she was “crafting” I couldn’t possibly stop her to do “lessons!”  After she proudly displayed it on the kitchen

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{photo credit} When our oldest was under 4 years old he would eat an entire can of spinach in one setting, eat prunes for a snack, and rarely ever scoffed at a vegetable on his plate. Fast forward several years and plenty of exposure to much less healthy alternatives and eating vegetables has become an afterthought for

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It’s raining today and the temps look like they should stay above freezing for the long haul very soon.  The new chicks have been moved out to the garage, thank goodness.  We are dreaming of spring days just around the corner.  With Daylight Savings Time upon us, we are bidding goodbye to winter(and good ridence!).  Though

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After the holidays and a death in the family, I was mentally thrown for a loop.  I was really looking forward to Lent as it typically helps me get a better grasp on areas where I am faultering.  But this year was different and I’m trying not to beat myself up too much.  Continuing to

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For all of you curious minds who ask just how I do it, here you are: From start to finish, including taking time out to feed the cooked wheat germ to the chickens and to bake and clean a couple of butternut squash, this project took 3 hours.  For 7 loaves of bread, perogies for