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Tagged: Home and Family

All things pertaining to home and garden.

Play is a child's work; based on Winslow Homer's "Snap the Whip"

Play is a Child’s Work

Deep meaning lies often in childish play. -Johann Friedrich von Schiller The outdoors used to be a place where children could run, play, build, create, and do the mildly hazardous things children love to do. I remember walking the 5′...

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Gratefulness and Thanksgiving

Enjoy a poem (Gratefulnesse by George Herbert); a recipe (cranberry-orange relish), and a Thanksgiving sale, aka Homeschool Black Friday).

Homeschooling Homesteaders: Teaching Self-Reliance Skills

Self-reliance means looking ahead, anticipating potential dangers, and setting aside resources to care for your family in the event of an emergency. Come to the Self-Reliance Expo to find resources and learn how.

Blog Carnival: Summer Isn’t Over Yet

The Blog Carnival offers inspiration and encouragement as summer winds down and school begins. Enjoy!

Plan to live life on purpose.

Plan to Live Life on Purpose

Create a mission statement, goals, and a plan to help you make time for things that matter.

Making Time for Things that Matter: Impact and Significance

Making time for significance I had the opportunity to speak on “Making Time for Things that Matter” at the Ultimate Homeschool Expo last week, and I’ve also been reading a book called Eternal Impact: Investing in the Lives of Others...

A quilt for my granddaughter.

The Blessing of Creative Handwork

Helping your children learn to use their hands creatively can help develop imagination, creativity, and fine motor skills and will provide them with the means of giving unique and beautiful gifts to others, even on a very small budget.

Advice for Friends of Caregivers

Advice for Friends of Caregivers

Caregivers face daily challenges, but friends who are understanding and kind can make the path easier.

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