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...]

Unglued Book & Devotional Prize Pack Giveaway

We have ALL been there, we have all come "unglued" at one point or another. {Sometimes daily} Mothering is a difficult job, throw in homeschooling and its a whole new ball game...right? In reality, this homeschooling journey is simply "parenting". However, mothering is not at all easy and it takes a great deal of patience, sacrifice and more patience. I struggle to keep my emotions in check, my flesh would have me … [Read more...]

Official LEGO® YouTube Channel & $1000 LEGO® Giveaway

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With a house full of boys, ages 5, 7, 9 and 11, LEGO® are an integral part of every day life. Our boys play, learn and grow with LEGO®.Last week we were introduced to what felt like LEGO® heaven, the Official LEGO® channel on YouTube with over 500 videos, and new videos added daily! Kids {and parents} get to go behind the scenes, watch vintage LEGO® videos, get inspired, entertained and see the newest LEGO® video shorts. … [Read more...]

Ultimate Guide to Incorporating Hanukkah

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I'm often met with puzzled looks when I share that we celebrate Hanukkah. Why would I, a Christian, celebrate Hanukkah? We know that Jesus celebrated Hanukkah at the Temple (John 10:22).  If it was important to Jesus then there should be no problem with Christians taking part in this Festival of Lights.  As we reflect on the birth of our Savior,  we can rededicate our lives to Christ as we acknowledge Him as the perfect … [Read more...]

There’s So Much To Be Thankful For

31 Days of Thanks

  Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I love the month of November, it's a great time of year to teach our children to be thankful and to serve. Our favorite Thanksgiving tradition is our thankful tree, we make a tree with twigs in a clear glass vase. We write something we are thankful for on the leaves and hang them on the tree. Much like a Christmas tree where you might add a few new ornaments each … [Read more...]

Day One On The Disney Magic – Galveston, TX

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I'm a product of two Disney loving parents; when I was not watching The Wonderful World of Disney,  I was watching the old Disney Classics {Pollyanna, Summer Magic} or listening to my collection of Disneyland records. I have been going to the parks since I was one, creating family traditions and making memories along the way. Now that I'm a mom, there is nothing more special than reliving those wonderful Disney memories … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child – Gift of Giving #OCCGiving

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My first ministry is at home, this includes leading my children to the Lord, that they would love God, that they would be compassionate and caring to all people and emulate Jesus. If we are to emulate Jesus (John 13:15), then our actions and words should touch people as His did.This past January I shared on Homeschool Village the many ways we try to serve and give back as a family throughout the year. Now that the … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Through the Holidays – Lapbooking

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What is a Lapbook?  A lap book or lapbook is a type of single-subject book created by a student  to organize and display what they are learning. Think scrapbooking for a particular topic with lots of hands-on learning fun! As a mom of boys, I have found lapbooking to be the perfect learning tool, especially for little ones A lap book generally consists of a file folder that you open and fold so that it looks like … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Through the Holidays – Baking

Cooking with Kids! Lessons to learn in the kitchen!

Over the next two weeks I will be sharing some of the ways that we homeschool through the holidays. If you missed previous posts, you can view them all here.Today’s topic in the 10 day series is Baking / Cooking with children!   With all of the baking and cooking happening in the kitchen during the holidays, we might as well put some little helpers to work and teach them a thing or two while we're at it! The … [Read more...]

Schooling Through The Holidays – Crafts

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Over the next two weeks I will be sharing some of the ways that we school through the holidays. If you missed previous posts, you can view them all here. Today's theme in the 10 day series is CRAFTING! I can honestly say that we do more crafts during the holiday months than we do the entire year. Since we take a break from our formal lessons, we have more time to do crafts and science projects that we might not have … [Read more...]