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Planning Vacations for a Range of Ages

As you may know, our six kids are ranged in age from one to thirteen. We represent almost every developmental stage of childhood. Makes for some complex parenting. One thing we’ve struggled with over time is provide activities and to plan vacations that can suit the whole crew. Today, over at Simple Homeschool, I’m sharing […]

How We Do School: A Guest Post from JessieLeigh

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Today’s post is brought to you by my twin, JessieLeigh. Well, we’re not really related. At least we don’t think we are. But, JessieLeigh and I have some uncanny resemblances. We are both named Jessica, obviously. But, we were also both French majors, lived abroad, love froofy food, and our dads are both of Norwegian […]

How We Do School

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I grew up in a family of educators. Both my parents as well as close family friends and several aunts, uncles, and cousins were public school teachers. Lesson plan, students, and attendance were words I understood at a very young age. I knew the inside of a classroom before I took my first steps. I […]

Win One of My Ebook Packages at the Ultimate Blog Party!

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The 2010 Ultimate Blog Party is coming. It’s an opportunity to do all sorts of mixing and mingling in the blogosphere. Discover some new favorite blogs as well as get reunited with some old ones. Oh yeah! I used to read that blog, but I lost the address. And share details about YOU on your […]

Freezer Cooking: A Make Ahead Holiday Dinner

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When I was a child, I loved the big dinners that my mom was able to pull off for friends and family. My kids are no different. Over the years our family has had the opportunity to welcome large groups into our home for holiday dinners. With six children and four siblings, sometimes “just family” […]

7 Ways to Encourage Your Children to Read

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Photo Source: Cristina Thornburg FishPapa and I are major bookworms. For years we lived without TV or VCR because we so much preferred reading. Our date nights were often spent browsing through Borders or talking about the books we were reading. He prefers theology and I prefer novels, so we’re good foils for one another. […]

Bookin’ It: The Total Money Makeover

Read any good books lately? I hope so. We’re on a mission to read more in 2010. If you haven’t thought up some good books to read, now’s a great time to make some reading goals for the year. It’s never too late to start bookin’ it. This past month has been a busy one […]

What Kind of School Do You Do?

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Photo source: In Awe of God’s Creations So, I’m curious. I teach my children at home. But, there are many of you out there you have chosen different options for your child’s education. Would you mind sharing with me? One of my goals for the year is to make this site a place where moms […]