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Should Your Family Celebrate Halloween?

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What’s with our culture’s obsession with death and darkness? Why are so many neighborhoods just as festively decorated for Halloween as they are for Christmas (Americans spent $9.1 billion on Halloween last year)? Why do we wait in line at haunted houses and pay for someone to scare us? It is a bit weird.

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Homeschool mama, blogger, business owner, "How do you do it all?"

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read a post this morning on a homeschool group page asking, "Work, life balance? How do you do it?" I started writing an answer to this comment and realized that is was more than a comment, I was writing a book! So I decided to make a blog post out of it.

So many moms ask this question. I have asked this question.....  continue reading

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Parenting: Here is what I have learned

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A Letter from Matt at  Axis (Understanding Your Teen Summit)

1. There are no perfect parents. 
2. My approach to screens/smartphones truly does matter and can shape my children's' minds and lives.
3. I must be the first authority on sex and pornography for my child -- Always bringing it up earlier than I actually think I should too. Because the world speaks loudly.
4. The minute I check out on my kids, they will see it and reciprocate.

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How to Create a Lifestyle of Learning

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How to Create a Lifestyle of Learning • HOMESCHOOL

When you homeschool, your whole approach to learning starts to change. You may begin to look at nearly everything as a learning opportunity. That newfound perspective doesn’t mean you drag an encyclopedia to the playground. But it does mean you've discovered that learning new things is exciting! You stop and wonder and talk about the world around you. And your kids soak it up. You begin to create a lifestyle of learning..... continue reading

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Family Mission Trips and Why You Should Do Them

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Our family just returned from a trip to Kenya. We had several reasons for our trip, one was to visit and encourage our dear family friends who have moved there to open a business and share the gospel through their work and lives. The other was to visit Kids for Christ, an organization that our church has begun partnering with. Several of our church families sponsor these beautiful children, providing food, clothing, education and more. Although the surrounding of where these children live and go to school is absolutely beautiful,.... continue reading

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