when life resembles a pile of puzzle pieces

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Sometimes you look at your life and wonder what in the world is happening. Instead of being able to see a picture, you just see a pile of scattered jigsaw puzzle pieces that don’t seem… Read More »

A Bouquet of Love by Janice Thompson

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When the Cassia Pappas arrives on Galveston Island, TX, with her very Greek family from Southern California, she’s in for a rough landing. Juggling family obligations, new friendships, a new job, and a new love,… Read More »

Doing Dishes to Defeat Depression

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One of the most difficult parts of this time of transition that we’ve been in since last July is the fact that I have not had an extended break from my kids alone with my… Read More »

Developing Lifelong Learners with #ZooApologia

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We had great hopes for “doing school” all summer long – we even acquired “special” curriculum for our summer learning adventures – but when life happened, all thoughts of formal learning went out the window.… Read More »

Celebrate Back-to-School with a Pizza Night

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Last week, we started back-to-school. As you might imagine, it was a rough week going from no routine to a full school workload seemingly overnight! So, to celebrate having our first week of school successfully… Read More »

Our Current Homeschool Space

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In my “dream home,” I would have a large, well-lit (by natural light, of course) room with lots of bookshelves, several large tables surrounded by chairs, a computer desk, a comfy couch, and lots of… Read More »

Road Trips: Tips and Tricks

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Our family loves road trips. My husband loves travelling and going out of town. He also loves long drives. As a pastor he is not able to do that as often as he would like,… Read More »

Back to School Bucket List

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Back to school is here already. It doesn’t matter where your kids go to school – home, public, private, etc. – it’s almost time to go back. That means routines and life is switching gears.… Read More »

Happy First Day of [Home]school 2014!

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Today is our first day of (home)school for the 2014-2015 school year, and the kids are super excited to finally be able to dig into our curriculum for this year. Yes, at this point my… Read More »

Beat the Heat with Water Olympics

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We live in Georgia, and it is hot, hot, hot during the summer months. So hot at times that it is unbearable! Where we live we can not have a pool, so we have to… Read More »