{30 Days of Thankfulness}Day 15: Today I am thankful for dishpans.¬†Yes dishpans. They are the perfect vomit catchers. They are not too cumbersome… not too deep. Perfect for a house where 2 little people are sick & don’t feel like doing anything but lying on the floor. ūüôĀ::Sigh:: {30 Days‚Ķ

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2:1 Conference

Back in April of this year, I was blessed beyond belief to be able to attend the 2:1 Conference¬†in Virginia. Not only was it the Conference’s¬†inaugural¬†year, it was also my¬†first ever blogging conference! I. was. so. nervous. I didn’t really know anyone there, although I had briefly met and spoke‚Ķ

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Top Ten {Tuesday} – My Top 10 Ikea Finds

Ikea came into my world in February of 2009 when it opened up just about 15 minutes from my house. Though ¬†I’d heard of it in passing comments on television, I wasn’t really aware of the awesomeness that it held within until I had the opportunity to walk inside of‚Ķ

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Coming to terms with being small…

I’ve always thought that I was meant to do something big in this world. I’m not sure I can say exactly why. Maybe it’s because my parents always made me feel like I could. Like I could be anything¬†I wanted to be. Do¬†anything I wanted to do. My whole childhood‚Ķ

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Homeschooling: Don’t Be Afraid to CHANGE!

I have a confession to make… I struggle immeasurably with a fear of the unknown. In the past, I’ve characterized myself as a person willing to “try anything once” and it’s true to an extent. As long as I can research said “thing” to death¬†and to the point that it‚Ķ

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Large{r} Family Living: The Family Closet

In the course of just 22 months, my family went from being the “typical” little family of four: Mom, Dad, 1 girl, and 1 boy… to being what some now consider large:¬†Mom, Dad, 3 girls, and 1 boy!Shortly after the birth of our third child, it became apparent that three¬†children‚Ķ

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I’m sorry…

{Please forgive me…} When I opened my blog this evening after all of this Halloween/Harvest/Reformation Day hullabaloo that we max out the fun to had come to an end, I was so disappointed in myself. ūüôĀ ::Sigh:: To see that my last post was way back on October 11th?! With‚Ķ

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Large{r} Family Living: The "Family" Closet

Shortly after the birth of our third child, it became apparent that three¬†children is much different than one child {which I’d had for 3 years} or two children {which I’d had for 4 four years!} I found myself¬†constantly¬†seeking resources online for getting myself better organized… more streamlined… on top of‚Ķ

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2011-2012 School Year

This is our fifth year of homeschooling as a family … ~ Our 2011-2012 School Year ~ “Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.” ¬† ~Psalm 25:4 First Grade My Father’s World First Grade Alpha-Phonics¬†A Primer for Beginning Readers by Samuel L. Blumenfeld Funnix Beginning Math Program‚Ķ

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