Fresh Starts: Wipe the Slate Clean

Written by: | September 22, 2011

Aaaaahhhhh. Back to school. As much as I enjoy the lazy, traveling, sleeping in, no rush and exploring days of summer, I always look forward to the fresh start of a brand new school year. I love meeting my children’s new teachers. I love fresh crisp school supplies. I...
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Choosing a School: Follow God's Lead

Written by: | September 16, 2011

This fall, my daughter had her first day of school. First day ever. I’m a stay-at-home mom and never felt the need or desire to put her or my son in preschool, Mother’s Morning Out or even Grandma’s house on a regular basis. We’ve had fun memorizing scriptures, reading...
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Motivating Your Children

Written by: | September 12, 2011

We started homeschool just a few weeks ago with our kindergarten-age son. Yikes – how did that happen already?! We have really loved the first few weeks, but no situation is without its challenges. Having been a public school teacher for five years and now starting up homeschool, I...
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Boundaries of Uniqueness

Written by: | September 6, 2011

School is back in session and I, for one, have found something that went missing this summer… something I need for pure survival… something that was hijacked by travel, pool dates, late nights and camping trips… routine! Hip hip hooray, there is now a somewhat organized method to our...
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Encouraging Creativity in Children

Written by: | September 2, 2011

Today’s post was written by author Karla Dornacher. Check out her books published by Thomas Nelson. Encouraging Creativity in Children I am blessed to be a full-time artist and to have written and illustrated nineteen books and licensed my art to many different manufacturers. Today I work mostly in...
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Last First Day of Kindergarten

Written by: | September 1, 2011

I’m so glad you’re back for another month with our Tommy Mommies! Did you enjoy hearing about the “routine” in each of our homes last month? I know I personally loved learning how differently that could look for everyone, yet how effective they could be when everyone in the...
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Lydia and Asa's Ark

Written by: | August 29, 2011

Lydia & Asa’s Ark My kids like to play. I’m not talking about playing with dolls or trucks. We have reached the perfect age of pretend. They make up elaborate tales, crazy stories and unable-to-be-followed-by-anyone-over-the-age-of-eighteen adventures. And I love it! Seeing my preschoolers’ imaginations come alive is one of...
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Little Kids Spell Love T-I-M-E

Written by: | August 23, 2011

“Boys, toys and noise” is often the motto at our house. Our 14 year marriage has been blessed with three blonde haired, blue-eyed boys (ages 10, 7, and 5) who look like stair steps when they’re all together. I never expected to be a mom of three boys. Honestly,...
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Slowing Down

Written by: | August 17, 2011

Help! I’m surrounded by boys! Actually, I AM surrounded by boys and I am loving it! I am Erin, the writer behind Home with the Boys and the co-founder and creator of The MOB Society! Wife to this handsome man… Who is also a fourth year medical student. And...
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Get in the Word

Written by: | August 11, 2011

10 years ago I became a mom and I am still trying to get the hang of it. It seems that once I begin to understand one stage, it is time to move onto the next and I have to start learning again from scratch. And every time I...
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Kids Question of the Week: Why Do People Have to Die?

Written by: | August 8, 2011

Here this week is author Kathryn Slattery! Her book, If I Could Ask God Anything, is a unique kid-friendly book jam-packed with clear, fresh answers to important questions about God, faith, prayer, and Christianity in language that children can understand. Kathryn has been so nice to answer some of...
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He is Always With Us

Written by: | August 5, 2011

Hi! I’m Lindsay Ferrier, a wife, stepmom to 20 and 18-year-old girls, and mom to a 7-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy. As you can imagine, with so many different age groups in our house, life is never boring! When my husband and I married nine years ago, we committed...
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