Monthly Archives: May 2009

In Defense of Frugality

I went to Wal-mart this evening to do my monthly shopping and I had an interesting discussion with my checker. As she started scanning my groceries, she stopped and said, "You must have a big family!" I smiled and said, "There are six of us." Then I explained that a lot of this food is […]

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Making a Fabric Covered Workbook Holder

I don’t have a schoolroom. Most of the time I don’t really want one. I like for our school to be just another part of our home. Right now my children do their seatwork in the dining room and the adjoining kitchen. The only reason that I am somewhat envious of those who have schoolrooms […]

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The Curriculum Choice

Anyone who has read my blog for very long knows that I love homeschool curriculum. I love to research it, talk about it, review it, just about everything but actually use it! (just kidding…mostly) There is a great new curriculum review blog that I just love. The blog is co-written by a team of homeschool […]

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Exposure by Brandilyn Collins

As a member of the blog reviewer program from Zondervan, I recently received Exposure by Brandilyn Collins. Known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense, Ms. Collins most definitely provides suspense in this book. In this psychological thriller, Kaycee Raye finds herself constantly feeling like she is be watched. There is evidence that she is being watched, […]

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Productivity

I am typing this blog entry from my very own laptop! My very sweet, thoughtful, generous, funny,and handsome husband (just in case he reads this) gave me a laptop for our 16th wedding anniversary! I am still amazed. Right now my laptop and I are in the honeymoon phase. (Don’t you think that is a […]

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New York City Lapbook

Our last book club meeting of the year was yesterday. The assignment for this month was to pick any place you would like to visit and share information with the group. My daughter chose New York as her place and decided that she would like to make a lapbook and share it with the group. […]

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Miserly Moms

It has been 11 years since I left my job in order to be home with my newborn son. My husband and I had been planning on my quitting, so we thought we were prepared. In many ways we were prepared, but the reality of living on one income is still harder than just planning […]

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Too much planning???

GASP!!! Could there be such a thing as too much planning? Who hasn’t heard the quote – He who fails to plan, plans to fail. I love to plan. I plan to plan. Planning is one of my favorite activities. But yesterday I started thinking about all my planning in a different light. On Tuesday […]

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New Blog Look

I was playing around and making a new blog header, but then it didn’t go with the plaid, so I took the plaid off for a while. I don’t know if I like all this brown though. Feel free to share your opinions (nicely). By Kristen H.

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Addicted to Blogging?

You know you’re addicted to blogging when you’re working on any project and think, "Oh no, I forgot to take before pictures!" By Kristen H.

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