Do I Really Matter Among the Zillion Others?

A couple nights ago I had the amazing privilege to share one of my life stories with our church’s youth group. It was a five minute presentation in which I hoped God would speak through me with a message of his love for each student there. About an hour before I …

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Looking Back at our First Year of Homeschooling

Mark and I had talked about homeschooling our kids from the very beginning. It was when we began receiving letters in the mail from our school district remind us to register our daughter for preschool that the final decision was made. I researched in preparation for beginning our journey! I …

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Learning to Talk Confidently

Many of you know I am a freelance writer over at donnahup.com. Writing for Donna has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. Writing for Donna has given me a voice I didn’t know I had. Recently I have been working with my family to help promote …

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Simply Charming Ceramics in Albert Lea

Mark and I believe that art is as important to our children’s education as math, science, and handwriting. Art inspires, teaches, and relaxes our kids brains. Simply Charming Ceramics in Albert Lea inspired the artist in each of our kids. They each were able to pick a ceramic pumpkin in …

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Minnesota Homeschool Field Trips

Field trips are a huge part of every homeschool families year. There is nothing better than hands-on experiences in which the kids can see the practical application for their sit down work at home. For example the Minnesota Zoo hosts a math day at the zoo every November. During this …

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Reminder of one of the reasons we homeschool

Fall began early this year but I have begun to notice my kids allergy’s are being triggered later and later. It is the last week in September and Maddie’s allergies are making her feel miserable. It is another reminder of why we have decided to homeschool our kids. Since Maddie …

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The Lessons are Not the Lessons.

Each morning my kids have chores they are responsible to make sure are completed properly. Their first task is to get breakfast in their tummies to give them fuel for the morning. Once breakfast is complete they have the responsibility to get their daily and weekly chores done as well …

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Come One, Come All! It’s History Fest Week in Mankato, Minnesota!

Walking back through history Last year we were introduced to the History Festival in Mankato, Minnesota by a good friend of ours. They had been going with their boys for a few years and absolutely loved it. Mark and I try to fill our schedule full of field trips in …

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