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Monday, November 20, 2017

Not Attained By Chance

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Photo Taken:  October 2014.
Merry Layne – 2 years old, Joy Lynn – 4 years old, and Emma Lee – 6 years old

Learning is not attained by chance.  It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
                          ~ Abigail Adams

Don’t you just love Abigail Adams?  She is one of my favorite (perhaps even my very favorite) First Lady of all time.  I mean not only was she wise + patient beyond all measure but she also produced a son who became the 6th President of the United States.  I imagine that diligence was probably one of the main traits found in her household daily and it surely paid off in her son having such an important vocation. 

Remember Mama, the good habits that you instill in your children are one-third of their education.  This is an endowment, an investment that is not to be taken lightly (or as Mrs. Adams says “attained by chance”) and should be pursued daily.  It will be one investment that will reap a mighty reward for both you and your children in the future.  I know that we all pursue the latest and greatest curriculum for our children and we want to give them the best extracurricular activities, but do not forget that some of the best learning happens right there in your own home daily as you “sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down , and when you rise”. I encourage you to pursue these things with ardor and diligence.

Blessings,
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Our Thanksgiving Book Basket

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Thanksgiving is one of our family's favorite times of the year and today I am excited to share with you guys what is inside our Thanksgiving book basket this year. 

Here we go…

Thanksgiving Book Basket

Toddler Board Books

Early Readers

Picture Books

Chapter Books

Historical Books

Poetry   Movies   Games   Puzzles

Poetry Book

Movies

Games + Puzzles

  • Turkey Floor Puzzle – Sorry but I could not find this online.
  • Friends in Autumn Puzzle (1,000 Pieces)
  • Pumpkin Pie Math Game - Sorry but I could not find this online.
  • Turkey Trot Math Game - Sorry but I could not find this online.

Ok, Friends…  that’s a peek into our Thanksgiving basket.  This is a great time of year to cuddle up and teach your children about gratitude + sneak in a bit of history too.  I hope you were able to find some “new to you” books + goodies to add to your family’s fall book basket. 

Don’t forget about the fun giveaway that I am doing over on my YouTube channel

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Did I miss a good one?  I am always looking to add to our collection so please leave me a comment below and tell me your family’s favorite Thanksgiving books + movies.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

My Top 5 Kitchen Gadgets | Homeschool Mom Life

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I am excited to kick off this week with a fun collaboration started by Rachel over at Day 2DayJoys.  I am sharing my top 5 kitchen gadgets that we use in our home on a daily + weekly basis.  These are tried and true timesavers that our family loves!!  Are you ready to find out what they are?

I think these would all make great gifts for those on your Christmas list this year.  I am excited to watch what the other ladies share so I can add some new goodies to my wish list.  You can find the entire playlist with all the participants over on YouTube

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Here are links to all the kitchen gadgets that I mentioned in the video…

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Black and Decker Mini Food Chopper

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Chef’n Cheese Slicer

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Oster Double Flip Waffle Maker


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Casserole Crock Slow Cooker

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Mini Serving Spatula

Nylon Version

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Baker’s Roller

Wasn’t that fun?  So tell me…  What are some favorite gadgets that are “must haves” in your kitchen?  I would love to hear your favorites!
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Full Disclosure: This post is not sponsored. I purchased all of these products on my own. Some links may be affiliates.  Our family does receive a small commission whenever a product is purchased through these links.  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.