Peaceful Home: Battling Fear through a Courageous Heart

Peaceful Home: Battling Fear through a Courageous Heart

Battling Fear through a Courageous Heart Fear is a natural human response to anything we perceive as a danger. Learning to have courage can seem like a big task to a small child. Many times courage is difficult for us adults too. How do we combat feelings of fear? How do we keep fear from controlling our actions and lives? Whether it is being afraid of the dark or our financial future, the steps taken to defeat fear are the same. Remember that courage does not mean fear disappears as it is the ability to face a fearful situation. We will experience fear in our lives but the key is how we handle that fear and who we allow to … Read more

FREE Laundry 101 Printable for your Little Helpers

FREE Laundry 101 Printable for your Little Helpers

The one chore I consistently struggle getting the kids to help with is laundry. There is a certain precision that must be mastered when it comes to laundry that younger kids have a hard time grasping, but I still want to have them be involved and learn what they can when they are able. Here are three easy ways to divide the laundry responsibilities among younger children: The youngest children can do the sorting and learn valuable skills at the same time. Tots through Pre-K are the perfect ages to practice opposites with right? So use laundry as a teaching tool … light vs. dark, big vs. little, and understanding textures are actually important developmental tasks that small children should … Read more

FREE The Five Solas Intricate Coloring Pages for Reformation Day!

FREE The Five Solas Intricate Coloring Pages for Reformation Day!

Do you celebrate Reformation Day? If you haven’t, now is the year to begin. It is the 500th year anniversary of the day it all began. We began celebrating Reformation Day when our kids were little. It started as an alternative to celebrating Halloween but as I have learned more about the historical events that shaped the Protestant Church, I have come to treasure this month with my kids. It allows us to spend an entire month deeply entrenched in Church History and the Gospel. There‚Äôs nothing much better than that, am I right?! As you can see we have a lot of fun too! This is my bearded baby celebrating Reformation Day alongside her siblings. What was The Reformation … Read more

Brainy Days of October Calendar Plus Bonus

Brainy Days of October Calendar Plus Bonus

Brainy Days of October October is on our doorstep and it feels like just yesterday September was beginning. Where does the time go? I certainly hope you had fun with last month’s edition of Brainy Days. If you don’t know what I am talking about then hop on over to grab it today! Brainy Days is a fun way to wake up to learning while having fun. Who doesn’t love a low stress and high entertaining quiz? Use it with one child, all the kids, or use it for writing prompts. This month will inspire the same laughter, if not more, than last month! However, this month we have a special bonus! Brainy Family Dinner Conversation Cards As a special … Read more

Creating a Peaceful Home through Obedience Training

Creating a Peaceful Home through Obedience Training

Lessons Learned Did you ever do that thing when you were younger where you said, “I will never raise kids that are going to act like that?” I did. Oh, what I would tell myself if I could time travel backwards a decade. Six kids later, I have realized what a complicated and beautiful mess parenting can be. When I made that statement in my early twenties, I didn’t quite understand just how different each child’s personality could be, what special needs would look like on my kids, and just how exasperated I could become following months of sleep deprivation and even post-partum depression. My desire was for a peaceful home, but my own pride, fears, and even health kept … Read more

30+ Review Games for PreK through High School that Make Learning Fun

30+ Review Games for PreK through High School that Make Learning Fun

Are you seeing any learning gaps in your child’s education? Maybe you are just looking for a fun way to review lessons from day to day. Do you have a special needs student that requires a more multi-sensory approach for learning? Review games are a fun way to make learning interesting and energizing. This approach to your child’s lessons will also help the information transition from just being taught to actually understood. Learning through play and experience is a valuable layer to any education and the primary way that especially younger children learn best. Below are some review game ideas for your Homeschool. There are creative ideas for grades Pre-K all the way up through High School! Review Games for … Read more