A Letter to My Daughter About Her Worth

At this point in our life, the world seems to look at your two older sisters and back at you with a less than joyful spirit once they hear, “Yes! A girl!”. Even before you were born it seems this world tried to stamp a value on you, characterized by whether you were “another girl” or not...

Rest assured my sweet daughter.

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Exploring Rocks - Transparent, Translucent and Opaque

This was such a fun activity for our kids ( I even had fun with it ). We took a little detour from our homeschool curriculum and decided to jump in to something our toddler has been interested in - rocks! We have this pretty decent rock collection and decided it would be fun to explore and learn more about them. Today, we learned about the difference between transparent, translucent and opaque properties using ( affordable ) portable lightboxes.

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A Great Play-Doh Alternative

Gathering materials for homeschooling or arts and crafts for kids can be a daunting task. I am a semi-crunchy mom so I am always on the lookout for non-toxic products and purchase from small shops when I can. Embracing minimalism has also led to a desire of intentional purchasing. Our goal is to aim for high quality and multifunctional products. That said, I couldn't stop running into the benefits of play-doh - but I can’t stand the smell! Our solution…

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5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Toddler the Bible

Teaching our kids to hide His word in their hearts can seem overwhelming when first starting out. I remember not knowing where to start when I had our first little girl. I wanted to do all of the things for her, and through trial and error... and many moments of feeling like I just wasn't getting through ( aka reading for 10+ minutes to a 2.5-year-old just isn't going to happen ). I have found that these are our kid's favorite ways to learn about the Bible.

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Welcome Home, Olivia!

The birth of our third little girl was a little over a week ago - she made her debut 2 weeks early and we were not anticipating it at all. It was a beautiful ( and slightly humorous ) experience. Although our 1.5 day stay at the hospital was full of quality bonding time, support and was a fantastic experience - we were ready to get home to our other two girls.

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Olivia's Birth Story

Man, two weeks early.. I wasn't anticipating her arrival, and I wasn't expecting this type of birth but my goodness it was beautiful. It wasn't beautiful because it was zen peaceful and everything went my way - because it wasn't and it didn't. It wasn't beautiful because I had a ton of documentation or photos to look at to prove it - because I didn't. It was beautiful because…

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6 Fundamentals of the Fruit of the Spirit We May be Missing

Do these phrases sound familiar: "I need to work on having more patience...” or how about, "God, please give me more self-control..."?

They are definitely familiar to me and have slipped from my lips. I would say something like this, put my best foot forward, and move confidently along. At first glance, growth was miraged by my ritual efforts of improvement, until I realized I would end up right back where I started. I was officially in a rut and didn’t understand why! Friends, the struggle is real!

Determined to get to the bottom of it, I …

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