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10 Activities to Prepare Your Family for Christmas {Free Printable}

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It can be so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle during Advent and to just miss out on the beauty of the anticipation of Christmas.  While it may be difficult to get rid of all of those distractions, it certainly is possible to set aside some intentional time as you and your family prepare for Christmas. I normally make an activities sheet each month that focuses on feast days and … [Read more...]

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20 Reasons to Love Fall

20 reasons to love fall

(Looking for Top Ten Tuesday and not sure why this is a list of 20 items?  Check out last week's post to learn about the changes to Top Ten Tuesday, which is now List it Tuesday.) I've written before about my love of fall.  And, despite it forcing me into a sometimes desperate need for sinus medication and the neti pot, I'll just keep loving it. I know you're no good for me, fall, but you … [Read more...]

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10 Ways to Combat Dry Skin

10 Ways to Combat Dry Skin

After over six hours of driving to get home today, I'm still a little tired. So, I decided to find an older Top Ten Tuesday entry from 2010 that I thought still had some great information for dealing with a problem that I still deal with all year round - dry skin!  Hopefully if you deal with this too, you'll enjoy today's post flashback.  Don't worry though - the link up at the bottom is all new … [Read more...]

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Ways to Get Over the Winter Homeschooling Doldrums

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In many talks with other homeschoolers, I have found that a lot of us have some of the same feelings about homeschooling during the dead winter - it kind of stinks. I don't know if it's the extra time indoors, the fact that we're usually right at that midpoint of the school year, colds and flus tend to be spreading rapidly, or something else, but this is a time of year when a lot of people … [Read more...]

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10 Things I Love About Winter

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Winter is fast approaching, so I thought I would take on the challenge of writing up ten things I love about it.  This is not as easy as my list that I think I've written two or even three times before - what I love about fall.  I feel like it's easy to love fall, and a little harder to love winter. Ten Things I Love About Winter 1. The wonder of a first snow fall.  I'm not even as much … [Read more...]

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10 Things I Love about Fall

10 tips for preparing for cabin camping

A Quick Reminder: Please remember that if you are linking up to Top Ten {Tuesday}, your post should be a list of ten items.  It can be a post that includes a list of some type (with ten items), but it shouldn't be just a regular post with no list whatsoever.  There has been an increase in people linking up with posts that have no list at all.  Please know that I've been removing links from the … [Read more...]

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10 Things I Love About Fall

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Fall is definitely my favorite season. It's not even a competition really.  I don't have a close second favorite.  With all of the other seasons, there are definitely things that I like a lot, but things that I just don't like so much.  Fall, however, I just love. Although I could make a long list of things I love about Fall,  I'll keep it to ten favorites: 1. Watching the changing colors of … [Read more...]

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In Defense of Taking Snow Days

Three of my favorite words when I was a preteen up through my high school years were “blowing and drifting.” My husband and I still joke that those are magical words.What would be so special about these words? It’s not so much these words by themselves as what those words mean together with words like “Four to six inches of snow.”  Since the school district that both my husband and I attended … [Read more...]

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Four Months Makes a Big Difference in Our Backyard

It's hard to believe that in just four months, our backyard and vegetable garden will look very similar to the above picture.This is the picture that Eric took of the same general area of our backyard tonight while he went out to fill our bird feeder:Today, we had a more hands on school day (after our math was done) -- baking zucchini muffins, playing games, checking out the window at the constant … [Read more...]

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Reading in the Bathtub During the Tornado Warning

It had rained off and on throughout the day on Wednesday, but during a nice part of the day, I had the children out with me working on picking some grape and cherry tomatoes.We had only picked a few before, out of nowhere, the tornado sirens began to sound. Having a couple of naturally skittish kids, all of the kids ran in to the house without me having to say anything.We turned on the local … [Read more...]