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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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Little Trains Preschool: At the Store!

Little Trains Preschool: At the Store!

You don’t have to be at home to get in a good preschool lesson. Letters, numbers, shapes and colors are EVERYWHERE! Even at the tail end of a grocery shopping trip with FOUR BOYS. By the time I roll up to the check-out line with my four angels, things are usually pretty crazy. Then it’s […]

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Find the Letter FlipChart

Little Trains Preschool: Find the Letter Flip Chart!

Here at the Train house we have two 4-year-olds and a 2-year-old, and that means we are ALL about learning our ABC’s and 123′s. ┬áThe Little Trains (as I like to call them) have been learning a letter a week since we started school in September. My goal for them is to be able to […]

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Santa Fe Chicken Enchiladas

I discovered this at the store……….   Yum! So, I came up with a simple chicken enchilada recipe that would be great on a week night or for when company comes. First, mix 2ish cups of cooked shredded chicken with a container of Santa Fe Blend Philadelphia brand Cooking Creme and a can of diced […]

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Petting My Fabric

Some people have cats. Some people have dogs. Me? I have my fabric. And with the start of our homeschool year, I had a “moment” this week where I just needed a little therapy session. Therapy for me is getting out my fabric box. I look at my fabric. I pet my fabric. I dream […]

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Too Weird??

Today, I let my 8 year old go next door to play Minecraft with our neighbor’s grandson. Usually, they play at our house which makes me way more comfortable. I let him go over there for 45 minutes. A couple of times during this 45 minutes, the boys came knocking on our door. The first […]

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See the Light: Art Class (A Review and Giveaway)

That’s right. Here at the Train house, we offer a well rounded homeschool curriculum. Math, science, language arts, bible, social studies…………and Art Class! Now, if you know anything about me, you have already figured out that I am definitely NOT an artist. Or creative. I can REcreate from the ideas of others, but I have […]

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Fluffy to Fabulous: Week 22 – Musings

Fluffy to Fabulous: Week 22 – Musings

Good Morning! I have some Friday Fluffy to Fabulous Musings today: like Mama Tutu!! Over the past 22 weeks, I have lost about 13 pounds! But, I’ve gained back one. :( When I’m good; I’m really, REALLY good. When I’m bad; I’m really, REALLY bad. I struggle with extremes. If I am feeling stressed and […]

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The Chore They Fight Over

There is a chore. A chore that the 4 year old and 3 year old fight over. Yep. It’s awesome. The Bissell Lightweight 3-in-1 Vacuumis the BOMB! ~Mama Train

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Seating for SIX!!!

If you have been to the Train house, you will know that for a long time we have been without enough seating at the dinner table for our family of 6. We have a table that is big enough, but we only had 4 chairs. So, Micah sat in a high chair and one of […]

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Skinny Pumpkin Muffins

One of my ALL time favorite fall food is Tearoom Pumpkin Bread. I love it. Papa Train loves it. The boys love it. We love it slathered with cream cheese, and we eat it like a sandwich. However, my hips don’t love it! So, I came up with a “skinny” version of an old favorite […]

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