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Apr 13

Crazy Shapes Monster Mouth Cards

By Anna Lowell

These super cute Monster Mouth Cards are a great rainy day activity and will bring a smile to the face of any recipient, old or young! (Provided you can get them away from their creators. My kids had so much fun with these cards that they wanted to keep them as “puppets”. The monsters with the tongues made the best puppets. Good thing we made extra!)

These super cute Monster Mouth Cards are a great rainy day activity and will bring a smile to the face of any recipient, old or young (if you can get them away from their creators - better make two!)

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Apr 10

Ditch That List and Block Your Time

By Anna Lowell

Do you find yourself consistently exhausted from your homeschool schedule, yet feeling guilty about all the things you didn’t get done?

Are you frequently turning into a homeschool drill sergeant while your kids remain unfocused and unmotivated?

Are you constantly stressed, grumpy, and overwhelmed? Take heart! You may have a scheduling problem.

This article has lots of helpful advice on creating a homeschool schedule that actually works! I am definitely trying some of these ideas!

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Apr 08

Six Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl

By Anna Lowell

Do you ever feel like everyone is pressuring your daughter to grow up too fast? You are probably right!

Sex sells products, so many clothes retailers and toy makers are pushing “sexy” items at children younger and younger in age. Most movies contain content that is completely inappropriate for children (and adults!). Social media surrounds young people with a whole new level of peer pressure and mature content.

How can we as Christian parents combat this culture and ensure that our children are hearing Biblical values about modesty and sexuality?

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Apr 03

DIY Photo Birthday Banner

By Anna Lowell

Birthdays are milestones that should be celebrated, no matter your age! Make decorating and celebrating your family’s birthdays easy and personal with this adorable birthday banner, complete with wallet sized photos celebrating birthdays past, milestone events, and precious memories.

Make decorating and celebrating your family's birthdays easy and personal with this adorable birthday banner, complete with wallet sized photos celebrating birthdays past, milestone events, and precious memories.

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Mar 30

Reclaiming My Time

By Anna Lowell

My family has been homeschooling for four years.

In the past, I have always used a “list” type schedule. We would try to start school around the same time each morning, give or take an hour. We would tackle the hardest subjects first, then move onto the easier subjects.

I always thought that if there was time left over, I would get to the “fun” stuff – Rosetta Stone Spanish, craft time, and music lessons. The only problem with this approach was that there was never any time left over. This problem was getting worse as the kids got older and the schedules became more demanding.

Far from being restrictive, a time block schedule can breathe new life into your homeschool routine, giving you permission to have fun during your day but also keep your "to do" list realistic. Improve your schedule with these cute printables to keep you on track.

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Mar 23

A Meaningful Easter Tradition

By Anna Lowell

Are you intentionally teaching your family the story of Easter?

Sometimes in the midst of the Easter Bunny, chocolates, and brightly colored marshmallow peeps, we seem to miss the entire point of Easter. The book Benjamin’s Box and the Resurrection Eggs are two excellent resources from Family Life that help us place Jesus Christ and the message of the Gospel back into the center of Easter.

Are you looking for a meaningful Easter tradition? Benjamin's Box and the Resurrection Eggs help us place Jesus Christ and the message of the Gospel back into the center of Easter.

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