Our Favorite Math Curriculum

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My oldest is starting third grade and in the few years we’ve been homeschooling, we’ve tried several different math curricula.  I was never a big fan of math as a child and never thought I was good at it–until I got to college.  While in college and taking courses on elementary math for teachers, I […]

Top 7 Reactions I Get When People Find Out We Homeschool

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It’s back-to-school time again – even at our homeschool – and everywhere we go, families are out with their kids, big and small, shopping for school supplies.  Everyone wants to be friendly and make conversation from the other moms in the aisles to the cashiers at the counters.  The top question we get is “What […]

Answering the Call

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It’s been a while since I’ve given an update on our family.  We’ve been through some really happy times and some really sad times in the past year and I wanted to share with you, my readers, a little piece of our story.  You see, over the past few months, I’ve learned a lot about […]

Three New Dishcloth Patterns

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Over the years, my store bought washcloths have been slowly replaced by crocheted cotton dishcloths.  They work so much better and are so much prettier in my kitchen.  Today, I have for you, three new dishcloth patterns.  These are unique stitches, but work up quickly and easily.  I’m offering one of these three patterns free […]

#OptionsInBirth

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8 years ago, I was a first time mom. Feeling confident, but unsure of myself. A doctor told me my daughter was in danger when she wasn’t.  He lied to manipulate my birth. He took away my #optionsinbirth. Share your story using the hashtag #optionsinbirth to be part of the change! Women want to be […]

Life with Four

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I haven’t posted here in a while and while I’d love to say that I’m back, I should probably be honest. Our fourth baby has arrived and I can count the number of times I’ve been able to use my computer on one hand. It’s a good thing I only need one hand to count […]

Relaxing Bath Salt Recipes for Pregnancy

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Late pregnancy can be hard on a woman’s body.  Her belly is growing quickly, her skin is stretching, and her joints are relaxing (read: she can hardly walk) in preparation for delivery.  She has aches and pains in places she never has experienced them before.  Most women believe they just have to grin and bear it […]

Books to Read to Your Preschooler this Fall

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If you haven’t figured it out by now, fall is my favorite season.  I love the colors, the smells, and the sights.  Every year, I love coming up with activities for my children and me to do together.  Over the past week, I’ve been eagerly reading books from the library trying to find the cream […]