The Birthday Cake

The Birthday Cake

Yesterday, the girls made a birthday cake for my Father-in-Law. They read the directions, measured everything, and made the cake from scratch themselves. It was no easy task for me to sit back and watch.  My perfectionist tendencies were rearing up and urging me to intervene, but I didn’t. And it turned out fine. Well, […]

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Technology-Free Fridays

Technology-Free Fridays

I want to share something we’ve been doing lately that I think is worth noting.  The kids and I have begun to have “Technology-Free Fridays.”  What does this mean?  We unplug.  Nothing electronic with a chord or that has to be charged is allowed to be used all day.  This includes computers, DSs, CD players, […]

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My support system.

My support system.

Meet Mr. Tutu.  Okay, so that probably isn’t the greatest title, because my husband really is not girly, only the father of three girls.  In fact, he has quite a thing for trains even, but then, I couldn’t go calling him Mr. Train, or you’d think he belonged to Mama Train.  Which, of course, is […]

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How we homeschool…

As promised in my earlier post, I’d like to share with you HOW we homeschool at my house.  In this post, I’ll focus on curriculum and later I’d like to take you through one of our school days. Choosing a homeschool curriculum can be VERY overwhelming.  There is SO much out there these days for […]

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Week in Review

Week in Review

This is what we did in school this past week: M: Weight, Whales, Joseph, Egyptians, Minoans, People of the Middle East, Egypt, Cairo, Nile River, Giza, Crete, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Detail (Explainations), “How to” L: Add/Sub Review, Beginning Multiplication, The Skeletal System, Compound Sentences, Dailog, Narration, Jacob & Esau, Joseph, baby Moses, […]

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Sensory Tubs

Sensory Tubs

So, it’s COLD here.  Like 36 degrees outside cold.  ARCTIC.  Yes, I know for some of you that’s not cold, but for this Gulf-Coast Texas gal it’s mighty chilly!  We are trying our hardest not to leave the house, because frankly, I cannot stand the doors to even be opened.  Brrr! Of course, this causes […]

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The Littlest Bible Student

The Littlest Bible Student

(I originally wrote this blog post 2 years ago for another blog.  Jacob was only 3!) You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:7 Isn’t […]

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In Search of the Perfect Pot Roast

In Search of the Perfect Pot Roast

Okay, I know… how hard can it be?  Everyone says you just throw it in the pot and let it do it’s thing and ta-da! Perfect roast.  But my experiences haven’t been great.  Yes, I’ve cooked plenty of roasts that were edible, but I have really been craving a yummy, succulent pot roast.  So, I […]

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Bisquick Brownies

Bisquick Brownies

This is a recipe for blonde brownies that my mom always used to make when I was growing up.  I remembered them being bites of yummy gooiness… although mine were a little more cake-like than I remembered.  I think I beat the batter too long. Anyway, it’s a very simple recipe: 2 cups brown sugar […]

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Random

Random

A couple of random shots from last week: Mallory took this one of me during our school “circle time.” And this one I took of Mallory last week.  She made pancakes BY. HERSELF.  For the first time ever.  Mixed it, put it on the burner, flipped it, everything.  It was a good day and a […]

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