WhyWereCollectingPocketsFullofRocks

Why We’re Collecting Pockets Full of Rocks

As a mom of five exploring types, I'm often being asked to carry my littles' collected rocks in my pockets. We've had days at the park where my pockets were full of rocks. Sometimes they'd forget about the rocks and I'd drop them back to the ground. Other times, the rocks would make it all the way home with us. In more recent years, I've started to … [Read more...]

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Our Favorite Books for Teaching Biblical Truth to Our Children

  Ever since I read this article, I've been wanting to talk with y'all about it. These statistics on biblical illiteracy reveal a sad state of affairs. Researchers George Gallup and Jim Castelli put the problem squarely: "Americans revere the Bible--but, by and large, they don't read it. And because they don't read it, they have become a … [Read more...]

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12 Ways to Play Board Slam

  {I say with the utmost affection,} You might be a math geek if you play board slam at home at night with your husband. You might be a competitive math geek if you happen to forget to tell your husband he can use cubes and squares to get the answers he needs. Ha! But, either way, here are some ideas for keeping the game interesting … [Read more...]

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Pottery Barn Knockoff – DIY Valentine’s Day Chairbacker

I saw  Valentine's Day Envelope Chairbackers similar to these years ago in a Pottery Barn catalog. Adorable, but more money than I could spend for them. I figured out a DIY which was so fun and easy to do. My littles have loved them now for more than a few years, so I'm super glad I made the effort. Even though they are white, they've held up just … [Read more...]

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Our Family’s {Easy} Valentine’s Day Traditions

Over the years, I've stumbled on a few ideas which my children have loved that are now our family traditions leading up to Valentine's Day. They are simple, meaningful, and easy to execute, which is why we enjoy returning to them every year. 1. DIY card making station: At the beginning of February, I fill a simple wooden box with paper and … [Read more...]

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Update: How My Homeschool Classical Planner Is Working For Me

  I've used and (unintentionally) abused my Homeschool Classical Planner for the last several months. I still feel badly about the water spill which soaked and wrinkled its pages. But, in spite of my goofs, it's lasted through it all. The parts which have been my favorite: 1. The pockets. I've used them lots to stash all manner of papers … [Read more...]