Attracting Blue Jays to your yard – Nature Photo Friday

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Have you ever seen such amazing blue hues on any other creature in nature? It amazes me every time this family of Blue Jays visits our yard. How could anyone not believe there is a God, with such beauty fluttering about us? I'm blessed by Gods handiwork every single day and love that his gifts have made a home in our yard. If you welcome them and create a nurturing atmosphere, they will come! People have a love hate … [Read more...]

Our Favorite 4th Of July Lessons, Coloring Printables & Worksheets

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Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays, It brings back memories of family cookouts at the lake, tiny town parades and sparklers . I'm thankful for family, friends, love, compassion, freedom, health, and happiness and I'm thankful to live in a country where I am free to enjoy them! Happy Birthday America! Here are a few of the {free} 4th of July lessons, unit studies, printables, coloring pages and worksheets we … [Read more...]

Monsters University comes to Disney’s Club Penguin – Giveaway

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This morning I had little boys running to the computer to check their Club Penguin account. I knew there had to be something special happening from the squeals coming from Ashton...  "I joined the Oozma Kappa team, I joined the Oozma Kappa team!" Right away I knew there had been a Monsters University takeover on Club Penguin!  Ashton quickly dressed up as Mike, tested out his roar and worked to earn scare points.... after … [Read more...]

Summer Schooling Twitter Party

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On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during the summer months. For this reason, Math is the one subject that I make sure we cover year round. Whether you are a homeschool mom that homeschools year round or a mom that simply wants to supplement the summer months with math, we have a fun Twitter party lined up just for you! We will chat about Math … [Read more...]

Homeschool “Super Store” Marketplace

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Many have mistakenly labeled Teach Them Diligently Marketplace as just another homeschool convention, but that's not so... what you will receive for the $15 family registration is worth your registration fee, 10 times over! How is Teach Them Diligently Marketplace different from an average homeschool convention?? 1.       Curriculum Centers-There will be 7 ½ curriculum centers that are each 1,800 sq. ft., or the size … [Read more...]

#HSTTD Storify

Teach Them Diligently Convention is happening this weekend in Nashville, sadly, I am not there.  However, I have been soaking up  a wealth of wisdom and knowledge from the incredible speakers via Twitter and Facebook. While attending this powerful conference in the flesh can not be replaced, I'm thankful for everyone's tweets and shares across social media platforms. I have created a Storify of today's Teach Them … [Read more...]

Creating a Masterpiece Homeschool Art Curriculum

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This month I introduced our boys to Creating a Masterpiece for our homeschool art class.  One of the greatest benefits of homeschooling is that our boys have more free time to utilize in pursuing interests such as music and art.  Our oldest son Micah is definitely our creative one; he would like nothing more than to spend his days painting rocks, molding clay, or drawing stories. Needless to say, Micah was the most … [Read more...]

Solutions for Picky Eaters and a $1000 Giveaway

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We have been very blessed with boys that will eat just about anything, clean all the veggies off their plates and sometimes ask for more. With the exception of one picky eater, who also happens to be my tiniest little person.My 7 year old Ashton is the same size as his little brother Noah is two years younger than him and he is my picky eater. I don't think his pickiness has a whole lot to do with the fact that he is so … [Read more...]

Why Teach Them Diligently Convention? #hsttd

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It's homeschool conference season and the time to start planning for the coming homeschool year. There has only been one conference that has truly resonated with our families vision. Teach Them Diligently Convention encourages and offers support to families that strive to make discipleship a priority in the home. It's a conference that stands upon Biblical foundations and while it definitely covers the academic side of … [Read more...]

28 Days of Impact – Giving Children a Healthy Chance #vaximpact

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Last year I had the privilege of taking a trip to Guatemala with Save the Children. We visited a temporary health care outpost in the Vipecbalam community in Nebaj. These health care outposts have been built in remote locations offering families health care and vaccinations from trained community health care workers. Unfortunately, there are not nearly enough of these clinics available in developing countries; too many … [Read more...]