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10 Day Recap: 30 Days of Tween Parenting Encouragement Blog Party – Days 1 through 10

By Amanda | May 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

It’s Day 10 of the 30 Days of Tween Parenting Encouragement over at Like Minding Musings! If you haven’t joined in yet, here’s a recap of the wonderful tween parenting encouragement that has been going on: Day 1: The Best Tween Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Received (Lee Felix) Day 2: 3 Ways to be the … Read more…

How Reading Together Connects Our Family

By Amanda | May 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

Today, I want to share with you one of the best ways that I have found to connect with my children: through reading together. Whether we are reading picture books, Bible stories, or chapter books, reading provides connection for my family like nothing else that I have found!   How Reading Helps Me to Connect with … Read more…

Why We Love Homeschooling Year-Round

By Amanda | April 25, 2017 | 4 Comments

One of the most important things that I have learned about homeschooling is that it doesn’t have to look like “school at home.” While this concept includes the traditional learning style of textbooks and notebook paper and the 8:00AM to 3:00PM mentality, I have found that it also reaches much deeper than that. It also includes the … Read more…

4 Reasons Why Nature Study with Young Children is Important

By Amanda | March 15, 2017 | 4 Comments

Some of my best memories as a child are times of being outside in nature to explore. I loved to study rocks, pick wildflowers, and chase butterflies. I remember going on walks with my dad, who showed me interesting things. He taught me how to identify trees, showed me animal tracks in the dirt, and … Read more…

Right Now on Amazon – The Boxcar Children Book Series #1-12 Only $3.99!

By Amanda | February 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Right now Amazon has the Kindle Edition of The Boxcar Children Mysteries: Books One Through Twelve available to download for just $3.99 (regular price is $59.99)! The Boxcar Children Series follows the life and adventures of four orphaned siblings – Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny – and everywhere they go, they find a mystery to solve. … Read more…

Healthy Strawberry Banana “Ice Cream”

By Amanda | February 13, 2017 | 2 Comments

A Cool Valentine’s Day Treat (Dairy Free and Sugar Free!)  Healthy eating is a challenge (for children and adults alike). My husband and I make an effort to eat a healthy diet. We try to include lots of fruits and vegetables and limit our sugar intake. And we try to teach our children to do the same. But it’s … Read more…

Why My Daughter is Learning Cursive

By Amanda | February 10, 2017 | 4 Comments

Over the past year or so, to teach or not to teach cursive handwriting has been a major topic among elementary educators. When I first heard of this debate, I actually could not believe that this was even a discussion. I mean, why wouldn’t you learn cursive? But then I began to really think about this question. … Read more…

Pie Baking and Birdhouse Making: Making Time for Fun Projects as a Family

By Amanda | February 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Happy New Year! Yes, I know it’s February 1st, but I took the entire month of January off from blogging 🙂 But now I’m back and will hopefully be posting at least once a week. I just wanted to share with you something that we have decided to do as a family each week in … Read more…

12 Days of Christmas Crafts – Day 6 – Perler Bead Ornaments

By Amanda | December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

My daughter received a Perler Bead Bucket as a gift yesterday. What a terrific gift this was for her! She loves all things crafty. If you aren’t familiar with Perler Beads, basically they are craft beads that are placed on pegboards in a design and then ironed with special paper over them to slightly melt the beads together. … Read more…

12 Days of Christmas Crafts – Day 2 – Handprint Reindeer Ornaments

By Amanda | December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I first saw these on Pinterest, I knew we would be making them! I think handprint crafts are adorable, and these Handprint Reindeer Ornaments are no exception. I love how they looking hanging on our Christmas tree, don’t you? Here’s how we made our Handprint Reindeer Ornaments, and you can too: To get started, … Read more…

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