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School Breakfasts – Planning Ahead for Healthy, Delicious, Satiating, and Simple

By | February 19th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Public School, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

Can a mom really get all of those adjectives into her breakfast menu?! We can if we plan ahead! *smile* It is always important to send kids into the day with a strong start, especially when they are growing so much physically, mentally, and emotionally. And we moms have to think carefully about this especially when the [...]

Striving to Bless with “Yes!”

By | February 15th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Parenting|

A valuable principle I've learned along the way is to strive to bless children by telling them "Yes!" as much as possible.  The answer to pretty much every question can be Yes, if we take a moment to think about how to word it.  Really, most all of what children ask of us are things they [...]

Homeschooling High School, or Supplementing Public School

By | February 12th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Organization, Public School, Time Efficiency|

For many homeschooling parents, teaching high school is a terrifying consideration. Often it is determined long in advance that home education will stop when the children reach high school age. We have been asked many questions along these lines. I learned a great deal about the process - after months of being completely intimidated and [...]

Gluten-Free Granola

By | February 7th, 2017|Favorite Recipes|

My wonderful sister gave this recipe to me, and not only is it healthy and delicious, but we don't have to compromise taste or texture even though it's gluten-free. Mmm... *beam* I love to eat this with my Cold Breakfast Oatmeal! In a large bowl combine: 5 c. Rolled oats 2 c. Coconut flakes, unsweetened 2 [...]

Overnight Oatmeal

By | February 7th, 2017|Favorite Recipes|

This oatmeal recipe is prepared the night before and can be served cold the next morning with fresh fruit, granola (or gluten-free granola), and chopped nuts. Oh my taste buds... it is super delicious. Extremely healthy, filling, and satiating, takes only a few minutes to prepare, and can even be modified to be gluten-free, dairy-free, [...]

Living Life on Purpose – “Isn’t It Exhausting?”

By | February 2nd, 2017|How Do We Do That, Organization, Parenting, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

Sometimes doing life On Purpose can seem like it might be harder than just winging it, or letting things go and dealing with things as they arise instead of being proactive about it.  *smile*  I received a question the other day which I think is a common one, "Do you ever get exhausted doing everything with [...]

School Pick Up: pleasant, peaceful, and restful – With a Plan

By | January 30th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Organization, Public School, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

One of my big adjustments to having our children in public school was simply dropping them off and picking them up again. *laugh* Right now we would rather do this than have them ride the bus, but at first it was a very frustrating experience. However, did you know that it can actually be very [...]

Fun Games for Young Children and Families

By | January 28th, 2017|Character Training For Children, Family Fun, Toys and Activities|

It is so good for families to play games together! They can bring so much laughter, and also important character development such as delayed gratification, patience, perseverance, good sportsmanship, being a kind and respectful friend, and fairness. *wink* But it can be harder to find games that the whole family enjoys, especially if you have [...]

Organizing School Backpacks, Lunch Bags, and Papers – With a Plan

By | January 22nd, 2017|Character Training For Children, How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Organization, OUR HOME, Public School, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

Do you ever find that when it's time to go out the door to school that your child doesn't know where their backpack is exactly, which means they didn't put that paper you signed into the backpack either. The lunch bag is up on the kitchen counter ready to go, but only because you had [...]

Orderliness – A Closer Look

By | January 19th, 2017|Character Training For Children, Large Family - Small House, Organization, Time Efficiency|

The concept or "orderliness" can be a vague one often times when we think about it more in depth. Most of us know how to put something into order, like our shoes or our bed; however many people do not know why that's valuable, how to go about it, and how it very practically and [...]

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