Fun With Lil' Fishys

Fun with Lil’ Fishys Fish Toys

Fun With Lil' Fishys

Caroline was excited to get her hands on a whole bunch of Lil’ Fishys. She loves pretty much any toy that is animal related and the fact that these were for playing in the water made them all the more fun!

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Lil Fishys Fish Toys

We knew for a few weeks that these were coming and Caroline was excited to see them after watching videos about them and checking them … Read more »

How We Ended Up (Almost) Unschoolers

How We Ended Up (Almost) Unschoolers

How We Ended Up (Almost) Unschoolers

Of everything that has happened to me as a parent, perhaps nothing has surprised me and bewildered me more than the fact that we have ended up as (almost) unschoolers. Homeschooling was always on my radar. Unschooling was not.

I have a teaching degree. I was in a specialized program that focused on creating effective learning curriculum. How is it that I could end up basically unschooling my daughter?

In reality, it has been a slow process of me letting go of preconceived ideas, but if I could do it over again we would have fully embraced unschooling from the start. … Read more »

Cultivating Contentment

Cultivating Contentment

Cultivating Contentment

This was originally posted March 29, 2006. I have updated and edited it a bit to share again.

He is a wise man who does not grieve for those things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Epictetus

The words content and contentment are only used about a dozen times in the Bible, yet all believers would certainly agree that it is a character quality basic to godly living. One well-known passage regarding contentment is found in Philippians 4 where Paul explains his understanding of contentment:

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what … Read more »

Learning Geography with Gardening

Learning Geography with Gardening

Learning Geography with Gardening

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine.

Integrating multiple subjects is a great way to get the most bang for your homeschooling time. Some topics naturally seem to go together – science and math, history and geography, and reading and writing. If I asked you what you could integrate with gardening, I’m sure your first thought would be science and then probably math.

What about integrating gardening and geography? That’s what we’re doing as we continue to work on our Gro-ables Project.

Hardiness Zones in the United States

Understanding … Read more »

Beyond Anything We've Ever Seen - Window Frost

Beyond Anything We’ve Ever Seen – Window Frost

Beyond Anything We've Ever Seen - Window Frost

“Sometimes I am completely perplexed by God’s willingness to humor man…When He wanted to lead the Magi to the Christ Child, He did not lead them by a mark in the sand. He led them through a star because they were star-gazers – then He went beyond anything they had ever seen… (W)hen God wanted to lead the Ephesians to the Savior, He did not lead them through a cloudy pillar. He got their attention through supernatural phenomena, because that’s where they were looking. God wants to be found…He is so gracious to show up right where we are … Read more »

College Saving Contest Square

Carson-Dellosa College Savings Project Giveaway

College Saving Contest Square

Raise your hand if you have concerns about paying for your child’s college education. (My hand is raised, too.) We’re still years away, but costs have gone up so much that it’s really hard to fathom. So today I’m sharing something that will help a few lucky people out.

Carson-Dellosa, a major educational publisher, is giving away three awards – one for $2,000 and two for $1,000 – to tuck away for your child’s college expenses. This is very straightforward. Pop over to their website, enter your name and email address, and boom! You are entered to try … Read more »

Printable Planners and Homeschool Planners

Printable Planners and Homeschool Planners

Printable Planners and Homeschool Planners

So it’s time to get organized? You want to stay on top of the planning and paper work once and for all? Great! I love organizing and I’m totally a paper person. When I couldn’t find a planner that fit my needs, I decided to create my own series of Printable Planners and Homeschool Planners.

There are so many planners available that I bet you’re wondering what makes mine unique? I’m glad you asked! My Printable Planners and Homeschool Planners differ from others in three key ways.

One, they are beautiful and lovely. So many of the printable planners available … Read more »

Two Talent Living in a Ten Talent World

Two Talent Living in a Ten Talent World

Two Talent Living in a Ten Talent World

Once upon a time a young woman started a new thing called a blog. She was fascinated by the opportunity to just write and not spend time pitching article ideas to print magazines. She was thrilled she could reach more people with the ideas she had taught and spoken about in various places. As she discussed with her husband what to name her little spot on blogspot, there was one obvious choice – Two Talent Living. This unedited piece was written in February 2005. Although she has wandered through several versions of this blog and used different blog names … Read more »