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One Word – Balance – for 2016

One Word – Balance – for 2016

Last year, for 2015, my One Word was GRACE. I know that I was able to do this with myself more than I ever have, and in many ways was able to do this with others. While I still think there is work to be done (we are all a work in progress), I think(…)

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One Word – Grace – for 2015

One Word – Grace – for 2015

As the New Year came and went, I saw many people choosing one word to focus on for this New Year. At the time nothing really struck me for mine, and then it suddenly came to me: My One Word – GRACE. Grace has a myriad of  definitions when you look it up in the(…)

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Keeping The Honeymoon Phase Alive

Keeping The Honeymoon Phase Alive

We recently attended a wedding. As we sat and waited for the bride to walk down the aisle, I reflected on that time in our life. The honeymoon phase of a relationship and marriage is a special time for couples. When all is said and done, I don’t miss the pomp and circumstance of those(…)

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Unconditional Love & Parenting

Unconditional Love & Parenting

As I drive in the car, on the rare occasion when I have no children in the car, I find myself listening to the song Unconditional by Clay Davidson. As I listen to the words in this song, tears spring up as soon as it hits, “You can’t stop my love for you“. Is this(…)

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Just 18 Summers ~ Time With Your Children is Fleeting

Just 18 Summers ~ Time With Your Children is Fleeting

Just 18 Summers by Rene Gutteridge and Michelle Cox is in fact the title of the book that inspired this article. With Just 18 Summers until their children are grown, the characters in this novel grapple with guilt and how precious time is. But this idea has dug so much deeper into my soul and(…)

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If I Could Do It Over – My Homeschool Advice for Those Starting Out

If I Could Do It Over – My Homeschool Advice for Those Starting Out

Eight years.  I still find it hard to believe that I have been homeschooling for eight years.  Through death, moving, sickness, and more, we have paved a path for ourselves that has become more of a lifestyle than I ever could have imagined it would become.  If I knew then, what I know now, if(…)

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5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

In my previous post I gave 5 Reasons To Limit Your Teens Texting Time. Now to go beyond just saying you need to limit their texting time I would like to offer 5 Ways To Limit Your Teens Texting Time. 1. Have a Central Store and Charge Location Our Central Store and Charge Location is(…)

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5 Reasons To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

5 Reasons To Limit Your Teens Texting Time

Texting has become a commonality of my teenager’s generation. We had pagers and land-lines, but our teens have non-stop access to the Internet and each other via smartphones. Since my teen purchased her own iPhone I have found many reasons why I feel I need to limit her texting time. Therefore here are 5 Reason(…)

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5 Things Youth Sports Should Be

5 Things Youth Sports Should Be

With three children in our house we have spent many days and hours involved with the youth sports programs in our area. Our kids have participated in athletic activities such as swimming, gymnastics, football, cheer-leading, and soccer. We started down this road 11 years ago with our oldest and will continue to be involved with(…)

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100 Things About Me

100 Things About Me

  So my friend and Hip Homeschool Moms teammate, Darcy at Just a Night Owl has apparently started a trend with a few of us!  She did this post called 100 Things About Me.  It was such a fun way to learn things about her that a few of us have jumped on the bandwagon!  You(…)

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One Single Moment….

One Single Moment….

The One You Hold On To One single moment can change things….for better or for worse. One single moment may be all you have to hold on to, to celebrate, to mourn, to remember what it was all about. I smile a little brighter and my heart overflows. I relish in one single moment. One(…)

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Why Do The Numbers Matter?

Why Do The Numbers Matter?

I could apply this title, “Why Do The Numbers Matter?” to almost anything, and maybe it should even be, “Do The Numbers Matter?” For instance, why does it matter how many goals your child scored? If it weren’t for the defense (who stopped goals from being scored) the number of goals scored wouldn’t make a(…)

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