*FREE* Behavior Charts

*FREE* Behavior Charts

  If you’re looking to teach your children more than academics. ACN Latitudes has Free Behavior Charts for you to download here!

*FREE* Teach Us to Pray Cards for Kids

*FREE* Teach Us to Pray Cards for Kids

Praying with our children before they go to sleep is an important part of teaching them how to build a relationship with God. Path Through the Narrow Gate has 2 sets of Free Teach Us to Pray Cards for Kids that will help you teach your children to pray by using God’s Word! Stop by […]

*FREE* Printable Love Notes for Kids

*FREE* Printable Love Notes for Kids

  Make a difference in your child’s life while teaching them God’s word to hide in their hearts with these Free Printable Love Notes for Kids from Path Through the Narrow Gate! Stop by and download your copy today!

*FREE* Prayer Book

*FREE* Prayer Book

  Teach your kids how to pray with this Free Prayer Book from 123 Homeschool 4 Me! Stop by and download your free copy today!

*FREE* Homemaker’s Companion Financial Planning Edition

*FREE* Homemaker’s Companion Financial Planning Edition

  If you’ve been wanting to get your finances under control or just keep better track of them, stop by The Road to 31 and download this Free Homemaker’s Companion Financial Planning Edition! 

*FREE* Peaceful Home Toolkit for Moms

*FREE* Peaceful Home Toolkit for Moms

  Bring peace back into your home with this Free Peaceful Home Toolkit for Moms from Proverbial Homemaker! Inside you’ll find a meal planner, do not disturb door hangers and more! Stop by and download your free copy today!

7 Reasons Every Parent Should be on Social Media

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It is becoming increasingly popular for young kids to have electronic devices of their own. Whether it’s an iPod or an iPhone, kids have it. And age doesn’t seem to be a factor anymore. While this might be a good thing for some families who participate in many activities, it can also be a doorway […]

Growing in Motherhood: Growing Our Faith

Motherhood stretches us, and if we let it, it will grow our faith. | by Virginia George at Upside Down Homeschooling

A couple months ago I posted an article on my Facebook page that got some people talking. In it, a very frustrated mom used some naughty words around her kids. I don’t condone the use of such language, and don’t use it myself, but the frustration she felt… that was me. Out of that frustration and the fact […]

6 Ways to Teach Our Kids Gratitude

Clever ways to teach your children to be thankful.

Most, if not all, homeschooling parents know that educating our children isn’t just about academics. It’s actually much more than that. It’s about preparing our children for the future, and, dare we say it, “raising saints.” One way to do this — to raise our children for the Lord — is to teach them gratitude. […]

K is for Kindness

Tips and ideas for teaching your children the importance of serving others.

This post is part of the ABCs of Homeschooling through the Holidays. To see all of the posts in the series, click here. My absolute favorite thing to do in homeschooling is find ways to integrate service and acts of KINDNESS into our curriculum.  November is easy because we discuss Thanksgiving and being thankful for […]

I was a Better Mom…before I had Kids

Have you ever looked at a Mom and thought, "That is NOT how she should be parenting." I have...before I had kids.

I have always loved kids. I always wanted to be a Mom. I always wanted to be a teacher. So when we decided to homeschool our children, it really did seem like a natural fit for me. However, after 4+ years of homeschooling, I think it’s safe to say, “I was a much better Mom…beforeI […]

7 Ways to Build Self-Esteem…God’s Way!

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“You can do anything you set your mind to.” “You have everything you need within yourself.” “Believe in yourself.” “Follow your heart.” I’m sure you recognize these statements that are so prevalent in our society today. They’re always spoken with the best of intentions, aiming to build up the self-esteem of the hearer. Unfortunately, I’m […]

July Activity Calendar

July Activity Calendar

I hope your summer is off to a great start! Are you running out of ideas for keeping the little ones busy? Print out this activity calendar for some fun, fresh ideas to entertain your crew on a hot summer day! Be sure to check out the recipes and notebooking pages that are included in […]

30+ Parent-Child Date Night Ideas

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I never went on dates with my Dad or Mom. Not that I feel deprived, it just wasn’t something that was done in our house. My husband has always done what he could to take the kids out for a bit so I got a break, but it wasn’t until he entered full-time ministry last […]

Parenting Two or More: Tips and Tricks!

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Two children might not sound like a lot, but the difference between one child and two children is ENORMOUS, both because now there’s twice as much parenting work for Mommy and Daddy, AND because competition now exists within the household. Having more than one child is AWESOME. I say this based both on my experience […]

Want to Have an Open Line of Communication With Your Teen? Here are 5 Posts to Help Guide You.

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This spring I entered a new stage in my life; I became a parent of a teenager. When my son was 12, I began preparing him (and myself) for this new adventure. I explained to him some of the changes (physically, mentally, and emotionally) that he was going to experience during this period of his life. […]

7 Ways to Help Kids Encounter God

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Yesterday I considered the amazing reality that God wants to encounter your children and mine. Today I’d like to offer seven suggestions for how we can encourage our kids to encounter Him. Read God’s Word to them. “The Word of God is living and powerful…” (Hebrews 4:12). I’ve certainly experienced the power of God’s Word in my own […]

Divine Encounters…For Kids!

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Here’s a jaw-droppingly beautiful truth: Jesus’ first priority for you is just to be with Him. Mark 3:14 tells us that “He appointed twelve that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach.” Do you see how being with Him came first? Before the preaching, before the healing, before the […]

4 Lies Kids Believe (and you just might, too!)

4 Lies Kids Believe

Like it or not, we’re living in the “Information Age.” We’re bombarded with tidbits everywhere we go, aren’t we? An update here. A newsflash there. A weather alert now. Wait, here’s a status change! Google and Pinterest, smart phones and Amazon. It’s nearly impossible to escape the deluge! And all this information can be a good thing…as long as it’s based […]

Little Things Matter

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It’s easy to define life by the “bigger things”: finances, job or state in life, etc. For example, I live in Iraq and have been working as head of curriculum in the establishment of one of the first private schools to open here for decades. It’s full of adventures and challenges. But you know what […]