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A Christ follower, wife to Ryan, mom to 4 rambunctious boys, homeschooler, just trying to survive life with lots of littles.
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Homeschooling 4 boys does not exempt me from this

Homeschooling 4 boys does not exempt me from this

Homeschooling 4 boys does not exempt me from…spit wads. Gross!

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Math Mammoth Light Blue Series Review

I want to preface my review of Math Mammoth’s Light Blue Series (4A & 4B) by saying how much I LOVE to research homeschool curriculum. Homeschooling today in 2015 is so awesome because of all the GREAT resources available. This truth cuts both ways, though. With so much out there, it can be difficult to […]

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Hallelujah Hour - Episode 3

Hallelujah Hour – Episode 3

  Amanda talks about parental sleep depravation. “All those people out there who don’t have children yet…enjoy the sleep…SAVOR the sleep!” Use hashtag #hallelujahhour

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Hallelujah Hour Episode 2

Hallelujah Hour Episode 2

Amanda admits that she is a helicopter parent and tells the story of her pink sequined house shoes. “To all you moms who can, especially if you have 3+ kids, please stop! You are making me look bad.” ~ Mama Train Use hashtag #hallelujahhour

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Hallelujah Hour Episode 1

Hallelujah Hour Episode 1

Amanda “Mama Train” tells us about what the Hallelujah Hour is and why she hasn’t been blogging much (for the last 3 years). Bedtime is “like Whac-A-Mole, you get one down and another one pops up!” Use hashtag #hallelujahhour

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Guest Post: Developing Good Writers

Have I ever mentioned that I was a math teacher in my former life? Math, yall. But now I homeschool. And do you know what goes along with teaching homeschool?? Teaching kids to…………….gasp……write. I have literally spent hours upon hours in the last couple of months researching homeschool writing curriculum because I have no idea […]

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Papa Train Has Been B.U.S.Y.

Things are always wild and CRAZY here at the Train house. But they have been even crazier for the past couple of months. Several months ago, Papa Train came up with an idea. He had a vision. His vision was to make a way for bloggers and blog owners to connect with each other and […]

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Beef Stew a la Mama Train

Beef Stew a la Mama Train

Here at the Train casa, we eat soup about once a week. One of my new favorites was inspired by Pioneer Woman’s Sunday Night Stew. So very yummy. The best part of her Sunday Night Stew is serving it over mashed potatoes. To. Die. For. So, I decided to come up with my own version! […]

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Panko Roasted Broccoli | Trains and Tutus

Panko Roasted Broccoli

Steaming broccoli is so last season. Just sayin’. If you haven’t eaten oven roasted broccoli; Shame. On. You. It’s good. REALLY good. And what in the world could be better than oven roasted broccoli? Oven roasted broccoli with garlic flavored Panko (Japanese style breadcrumbs) and Parmesan cheese is better! Oh. My. YUM. Panko Roasted Broccoli […]

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Oh. My. Flatbread | Trains and Tutus

Oh. My. Flatbread.

So, Papa Train and I are trying to eat cleanER. That means no refined flour. Did I mention I love all things bread? Sigh. Luckily for me, I came across THIS recipe for Homemade Whole-Wheat Flatbreads by Amanda(what an awesome name!) at The Taste Tester. Nothing could have prepared me for how stinkin’ good these […]

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