It’s Summer, Now What?

By Dougetta Nuneviller   

black-young-woman-and-toddler-playing-wiht-dandelion-300x200As a homeschooling family, summers in our home,are a time of great anticipation.  We take this season to explore the  great outdoors. Charlotte Mason, a great school teacher in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, believed in taking her class outside for nature walks. She gave her students, pads of paper and pencils  to  journal about  and draw pictures of their observations and created a “nature notebook”.  I’ve followed Ms. Mason’s example and did this with my own children. After  learning:  John 1:3 “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

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Be A Yes Mom! {Giveaway!!}

Join Jill today on Focus on the Family: Embracing the Imperfections of Real-Life Motherhood

By Jill Savage

YesOne summer when my two youngest boys were in grade school, they ran inside and said, “Mom, it’s so hot outside! Can we see if it’s hot enough to cook an egg on the sidewalk?” The practical side of me started to say no, but I caught myself. Why can’t they try it? Why is my first thought always no? Why can’t I say yes? Is it “wasting” an egg, or simply using it for a different, but just as valuable, purpose?

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More kid-friendly fun recipes

Moms! Need some activities for your young ones that are ooey gooey and tons of fun? Check out Erin’s video post, Green Slime, then come back here and check out other “kid tested, mother approved” recipes. Then leave a comment with your kid-friendly recipes using materials you can find in your home! Continue reading

Green slime

Moms! Need some activities for your young ones that are ooey gooey and tons of fun? Check out Erin’s video post below … then check out other “kid tested, mother approved” recipes here. Then leave a comment with your kid-friendly recipes using materials you can find in your home! Continue reading