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Finding Alone Time When Homeschooling

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Finding Alone Time When Homeschooling

One of the biggest challenges and gifts with homeschooling is time with our children. Managing time, especially finding time to yourself, to be alone, can be tricky.  I need alone time. It's, in fact, one of the things that makes me the most jealous about moms who stay at home and have their kids in school. What I couldn't get done in 5-7 hours by myself, right? Alone time allows me to care for myself and recharge. And when my kids are home all day homeschooling, alone time is a luxury item. The Secret to Finding Alone Time as a Homeschool Mom In different seasons,...

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10 Homeschooling Questions (Others Have For You) and How to Answer Them

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10 Homeschooling Questions (Others Have For You) and How to Answer Them

If it hasn't happened to you yet, it will. The homeschool inquisition. It can take many forms- at the grocery check out, the dentist office, or from a well-meaning relative- but especially over the holidays, it is very common for conversations to steer into this territory. No matter who is questioning you, giving an answer that is full of grace can go a long way. And a little information doesn't hurt either! 10 Homeschooling Questions (Others Have For You) and How to Answer Them First things first: you don't need to defend yourself. Sometimes just listening to someone is enough....

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A Gift Guide for Homeschool Moms, Part 2

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A Gift Guide for Homeschool Moms, Part 2

Homeschool Moms don't get enough recognition for all of the hard work it takes to run a household, parent and homeschool. If I could, I would sit down with each of you, get to know you better and then bless you with a perfectly timed gift that would show you how proud I am of you! If you're a love language gifts person, I know this would speak to you and even if you're not, I think we can all enjoy a thoughtful gift! Last year I wrote a gift guide and it was so fun to share some of my...

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Review of The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum, Part 2

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Review of The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum, Part 2

If you missed Part 1, about The Ark Encounter, catch it here! When we purchased our tickets to Ark Encounter, we decided to buy the package deal so we could also visit the Creation Museum. The Creation Museum has been around a lot longer than Ark Encounter and it's not too far of a drive from Ark Encounter, so we decided to incorporate it into our trip too.  The Creation Museum  The morning we went to the Creation Museum it was gloomy and bit rainy and a weekday, so it was very quiet. We didn't have trouble finding any parking...

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Review of The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum, Part 1

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Review of The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum, Part 1

Our family had a great vacation this fall to Kentucky for our annual state trip. Each year for our anniversary we visit a new state to celebrate, hoping for my husband and I to get to all 50 eventually. Some years we go alone, but this year we road-tripped with the kids down to KY, we stayed at a KY State Park (Natural Bridge State Park) and we visited the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. I didn't research much about either museum but went in blind, so I want to share with you our experience. Ark Encounter We visited on a...

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