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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Minnesota Children’s Science Museum

One of Mark and my goals in homeschooling is to make our kid’s learning as hands-on and applicable as possible. We want our kid’s classroom to be the world they live in, experiencing everything first hand as much as possible. The Minnesota Children’s Museum accomplishes all of these with ease! The …

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How much to teach…

Maddie and I have both been looking forward to this school year, this year we are discovering and exploring United States History. We have been excited to learn about successes, failures, successful relationships and failed relationships. We are excited to learn how different parts of the United States became founded, …

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What I would have told me about homeschooling knowing what I know now…

The very first thing I would have told myself is relax! Seriously, I would have. I would have also told myself to take the first year off and truly enjoy my kid’s. I would have told myself to not be so hard on Maddie while she’s learning her letter sounds, …

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How do I Share the Gospel With My Kids!

I was putting Maddie to bed tonight and we did her same routine. She reads by herself for a little bit. Then Mark or I go in and read one or two books with her, pray with her and then I sing to her. I sing scripture mostly. John 3:16, …

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The Difference a Daddy Makes in a Daughters Heart

Maddie loves Mark’s guitar and asks him to play it quite often. She has permission to play it by herself if she wants to, but usually prefers Daddy to play it with her. We figured since we have it out in the open it made more sense to teach her how …

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Toddler Baking is Worth the Mess

Maddie and I made cupcakes this week. Maddie did more tasting than anything but that is one of the most important jobs! It was fun to have her help with the whole process. Learning what a spatula, stirring spoons, measuring cups. Lots to add to her vocabulary. It was fabulous …

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Summer Time Memories Around the Campfire

We have had fun all summer having grill outs, but our favorite is the old fashioned camp fire with hot dogs, chips, and baked beans. Which is what seems to be our main staple when sitting around the camp fire. Maddie and Noah have a blast playing on the wood …

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My Toddler Loves to Make Pancakes

Mark asked Maddie what she wanted for breakfast and of course she said pancakes! Her normal breakfast usually consists of pancakes, oatmeal, malt-o-meal, waffles, or french toast. All are Maddie’s favorite things to eat in general. However this morning Mark volunteered Mommy to make pancakes. So I did what every …

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