Mentoring In Action

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Early on in our marriage, my husband and I learned to seek out marriage mentors. We looked for people who were succeeding in their marriages. It was important to us to learn from those who were enjoying their relationship. We had seen enough negative examples of marriage. We hoped to find some positive examples. It

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I want to share a bit about our family’s homeschool journey. (It is a success story. Long, but I promise it is worth it.) We began homeschooling when my oldest was reading at 3. How we came to the homeschool decision is a story for another day. I originally began using Charlotte Mason principles, but

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Recently, my daughter experienced a huge win in her educational journey. She participated in a competition to read and annotate the most books/documents within a set time period. The books were selected from a specific list, so they couldn’t be just any books. She took notes on her personal insights while reading. Then she had

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I’ve experienced so much personal growth this last year, and I shared a lot of it here on the blog. So many great posts were visited this year and here’s a list of the top 5 posts of 2017. Letting Go of Perfection This post is a newer one, so I was surprised to see

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In life, we don’t have to do everything on our own. Sometimes we get so busy with projects and things that it seems like we must be alone. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Other people can add value to our plans, goals, dream, and ideas. Truly, there is strength in numbers. Strength

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I just finished up participating in a twelve week group mentoring program. It was intense and exciting. I accomplished a lot during the twelve weeks. First, I just want to say that everyone can benefit from more mentoring in their lives. You might be thinking, “Wait? I thought you were a mentor?” Yes, I am

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Reading Through Europe

Next summer, my teenage daughter and I will travel through Europe for 15 days. We’ve been counting down to this trip for a while now, and we are both very excited. To get us both ready, I’ve created a list of books that will help us better understand the places we are headed. I can

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As the days lengthen and the heat rolls into town, our family takes stock of our current schedule and begins to make adjustments. I hope that your family does too. Even though not everything in life needs to be adjusted, we are about half way through the year and it is a good time to

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Kitchen Chemistry at Co-op

One of my favorite places to explore chemistry is in the kitchen! This term, our homeschool co-op has a class that is about kitchen chemistry and the science of it all. Kitchen Chemistry is So Good We learned about insulation by making Baked Alaska. It doesn’t get much cooler than that. We started with large

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Human Body Adventures

One day when my daughter was five years old, I asked her what she wanted to learn about. I was surprised to hear her response: the human body. I didn’t know then that this would develop into an ongoing passion for this daughter. We found some fun resources and got started learning the basics. At