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10 Reasons to Memorize Scripture with Our Children

10 Reasons to Memorize Scripture with Our Children

  Raising children who love God and follow Him with all their heart is more difficult than ever today. But we serve a powerful God who has overcome the world (John 16:33)!  He is more than able to help us, and our children to live godly lives for Him. Memorizing...

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Motherhood: A Blessed Calling

Motherhood: A Blessed Calling

“Mothers, don’t forget that you are the shapers of destiny, co-operators with God, sculptresses of young lives, and quiet servants of necessity.” Elizabeth Elliot At times, our society seems to underestimate the importance and value of being a mom. I was a...

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More Educational Games You can Make Yourself

More Educational Games You can Make Yourself

Games are excellent tools to use for teaching your children. They strengthen focus, memory skills, executive functioning skills, analytic and problem-solving skills, and even socialization skills. The hands-on, active learning opportunity it provides is also...

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How to Make Your Own Educational Games

How to Make Your Own Educational Games

Our family loves to play board games, so we often used educational games for learning in our homeschool years. Check out this blogpost to see the many benefits of using games for learning. They can be used to teach information or to review information already learned...

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12 Amazing Benefits of Game-based Learning

12 Amazing Benefits of Game-based Learning

Over the years, our family played a lot of educational games to help our children learn. Phonics games, math games, geography games, strategy games, you name it, we may have played it! And our children greatly enjoyed learning through games. Now that our children are...

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Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

For several years, I really struggled with the winter blues around this time of year. Maybe you do too. Many feel a letdown after the holidays. The colder, shorter days make it hard to get the kids outside to play. The lack of sunshine affects our moods as well. Plus,...

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Stop the Comparison Game

Stop the Comparison Game

A young dad came to me with concerns about his son.  His friend’s 3-year-old already knew all the sounds of the letters. Plus, he was talking in full sentences and was way ahead of this young dad’s 3-year-old son. His worry was genuine. “Are we doing something wrong?”...

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7 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

7 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

  I love the holidays, but my stress level goes up quite a bit in November and December. I need to find a way to deal with this better, maybe you do too.   Spending more time with extended family and the fun traditions of the holidays are all so much fun....

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How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

“I hate math!” “Why do we have to do so much writing?” “Will we ever be done with school?” Does this sound familiar? As homeschoolers, our children feel a bit too comfortable expressing their complaints at times, don’t they? When teacher is mom or dad, it’s easier to...

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10 Tips for Helping your Child with Mental Health Issues

10 Tips for Helping your Child with Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues are on the rise the last couple of years with the pandemic and all that's been going on in the world. Sadly, we just passed the two-year mark of losing one of our adult sons to mental illness. It's the hardest thing I’ve ever been through and has...

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