Category : Family Life

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Why We Love The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
It’s no secret that I love The Jesus Storybook Bible. It’s been a part of our family since my oldest was tiny, and her sisters are also growing up on these gentle, beautifully told Bible stories.  It was originally published the year my oldest was born, and I’m so glad that my children are a …
Bringing Stories to Life Through Play
One of my children’s favourite things to do is to imagine that they are the characters in the stories we read. When learning about ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, I would often find them designating someone (or a doll or action figure) to be god or goddess of this or that. One day, they reenacted …
A favourite Christmas tradition in our family is our Advent Calendar. I bought it on a whim years ago at the grocery store of all places, and it is our most beloved Christmas decoration! Its just a simple wooden tree made of 24 little doored boxes, but for our family it is so much more. …
We spend a lot of time in our minivan traveling to and from church, homeschool activities, library visits, and grocery trips. While I’m not necessarily a fan of being stuck in the van with the kids when we could be doing other things, I do like to think we redeem that time by listening to …
Like every other parent, I want my kids to get along. I mean, who wants to listen to kids argue, tease, and fight all day? It’s tiresome, annoying, and just plain unpleasant to listen to that! But I want my kids to get along with each other not just for my own peace & quiet …
Freezer meals for busy homeschool families - MyFreezEasy is was a total game changer for me! Check out how freezer cooking can help you provide healthy, homemade, and affordable meals to your family even on the busiest of days
You’re on your way home from a busy day after running around taking your kids to music lessons, co-ops, athletics, or maybe a field trip. You haven’t got a clue what to serve your crew for dinner. Do you swing by your favourite take out joint? Order a pizza? Make pancakes? What else is a …
Every family has its own unique culture, but if you are not intentional about building the family culture you want, you just may absorb the culture that surrounds you (for better or for worse!).
Several years ago, when I was a new mom, I remember a colleague of mine chastising me for  not to putting up a Christmas tree on that particular year. “Alison,” she said, “traditions are important. This is your daughter’s childhood”. Maybe she was a bit crazy (my daughter was only a year old after all), but …
For Better or for Kids - a vow to love your spouse with kids in the house {BOOK REVIEW}
With divorce rates hovering around the 50% mark (and some say this stat is accurate even among Christians), we would all be wise to stand up and take notice. It surrounds us everywhere: in our neighborhoods, families, and yes, even our churches. Despite what the fairy tales may have led us to believe, happily ever …
FlipStir Puzzles - a new twist on puzzles!
Puzzles are always a popular activity in our household. Years ago, when my oldest was kindergarten aged, making puzzles was even an item on our daily homeschool schedule. We have a good collection of puzzles these days, everything from simple wooden puzzles with peg handles for the littlest toddlers, all the way to the 2000 piece …
Whether you homeschool year round or take a break for the summer, the warmer months can provide many extra opportunities for summer learning for you and your children! I’ve compiled this list of ways you can incorporate these opportunities into your summer, and also linked to some pretty awesome ideas & sources to get you …
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