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...]

“The Hobbit Book” Family Giveaway #TheHobbit

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December 14, 2012 Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to embark on a fantasy adventure in THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY I have seen the trailers in the theaters and I have to say... it looks really, really good.  I found a great article on R. R. Tolkiens the author of the Hobbit book and the relationship between he and C.S. Lewis. Sadly, I just recently learned about J. R. R. Tolkien's novels and have yet to see any … [Read more...]

Disney Cruise Line Dining {Photos} #DCLTexas

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Our dining experience aboard the Disney Magic Cruise was nothing short of amazing.  It was so good that I have to dedicate an entire post to the service, meals, snacks, restaurants and counter service we had throughout our week long stay. When we arrived in our stateroom, we found our Meal Tickets along with our Personal Navigator. Our Meal Tickets showed our assigned seating time, restaurant schedule and table number … [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...]

Land of the FREE?

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I have lost hope in our country.... God has turned his back on us, he has not heard our prayers.... No longer FREE.... These are just some of the comments I have read this morning after the election. I have to say that I am saddened. Why so little faith? Why are we putting God in a box? We are FREE to worship God! We are FREE to Vote! We are FREE to get an education! We are FREE to dress as we like! {and not … [Read more...]

Hurricane Sandy – Ways We Can Help

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The aftermath of Sandy along the Eastern Seaboard has left so many of us feeling helpless as we see the images of still flooded neighborhoods, flattened communities and desperation in the voices of people who have lost everything. For those of us in Louisiana, it is all too reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina. Almost 2000 people lost their lives during Katrina – solidifying the storm as one of the deadliest hurricanes in … [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...]

Disney Magic in Galveston Texas #DCLTexas

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DISNEY - MAGIC - TEXAS We got ourselves a little taste of Disney down south, friends! Disney Cruise Line has added Galveston as a port of departure to the Western Caribbean and Bahamas. One of the oldest ports on the gulf coast, the historic city of Galveston is located around 50 miles south of Houston, Texas. I may not live in Texas but Louisiana peeps, it's a short 5 hour drive to get to the Port of … [Read more...]