Monday, September 24, 2018

No Greater Joy

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Photo Taken:  September 2011.
Nathan James – 5 Years Old + 6 Months Expecting with Merry Layne

It is so hard for me to believe that this little guy will turn 12 years old this week.

When I start to think about all the things that I “could be” or “should be” teaching my children, it can be quite overwhelming at times.  I believe these feelings to be especially true for a homeschool mom.  I know that there will be gaps in their education.  Wait a minute…  Did I just type type that?!?  Surprised smile

Yes, this is true.  We just cannot possibly teach our children everything.  No matter how many times we start at the beginning of the history timeline and work out way through from Ancient Egypt to Modern Times, it is just NOT going to happen.  We are going to miss some things and that is ok.

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
~  3 John 1:4

I find so much peace in this simple verse.  It really sums up my big overall purpose to me beautifully. 

There is no greater thing that I can be teaching my children or modeling for them day in + day out than to walk in truth.  Remember that ‘ole saying…  More is caught, than taught

I truly believe that if I do this for them that my reward will be to hear that they are also walking in that same truth.  This is definitely not always easy because my flesh likes to take over, but it is a daily goal of mine and I think this is much more important than covering all 8 areas of grammar each year. 

Have a blessed Monday friends,
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Saturday, September 22, 2018

What’s In Our Library Basket… Ancient Egypt + Meteorology

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Hi Friends!! 

I am excited to share the first in a new series here called What’s In our Library Basket


Today’s haul is themed around Ancient Egypt + a couple books about the seasons that go along with our Meteorology science unit

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Ancient Egypt

Meteorology (Seasons)

That’s it for this week’s library haul.  What good treasures have you found at your local library lately?
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Making History Fun!! {Take A Look Tuesday}

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Happy Tuesday!! Join me for a fun unboxing of some great books - perfect for Independence Day!!

Thanks to the folks over at Rush Revere for sending this fun series to our family. I am going to have some very happy kiddos this week.

I also forgot to mention when I was live that there are some great homeschool resources + study guides that go along with these books. So have your kiddos simply read these books for fun or you could go a step further and add in the history supplements to go along with each title. Check out all the great homeschool helps over at


Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to get yourself entered in the giveaway. 
Details are shared below!!
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Full Disclosure:  This post is not sponsored but I did receive these items for free for our family to enjoy. I do not and will not ever work with a company if they do not offer a product or service that is relevant to me or my family. Please know that my opinions are always my own, and I only suggest products or services that we have personally used in our homeschool journey.

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I am excited to giveaway the first 3 titles in this fun history series. 

There are 3 different ways to enter + 3 different ways you can win one of these great titles.

Feel free to participate in all of them.  Who knows…  You might take the sweep and win all 3 titles.
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Here’s how to enter…

1.  Website – Simply leave a comment below telling me about your family's plans + traditions for Independence Day 2018!!

2. Facebook - Show us some love by sharing our page. Simply leave a comment over on Facebook letting us know that you shared and let us know if you are familiar with the Rush Revere book series. 

3. Instagram - Head over to my Instagram page and tag 3 friends in the Rush Revere giveaway graphic.

**  Giveaway ends Saturday, July 7th. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 9th. **
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