Why are there so many different ways to eat?

If there is one thing I have learned in my life it is one size does not fit all or most. Sometimes one size fits all, only fits one person. What works for me, Mark and our family could send another family or person in their family into anaphylactic shock. Humans …

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Mentor your kids through a rough homeschool day, week or months.

I don’t know what happens to our kid’s brains between Friday and Sunday. Whatever happens it is as if they have forgotten everything we have been learning. Emotions run high, their attitudes are disrespectful and it is all I can do to not break into yelling or tears. There have …

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Five years later, does TJED work?

We always knew we wanted to create a different learning environment for our kids than we had growing up. We wanted their education to be different from a public, private or christian school. In one way or the other, Mark and I combined had experienced all three. We wanted a hands-on, …

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When they begin to fly

I am sitting in the auditorium while my girls wait for their turn to practice during the dress rehearsal for their winter dance recital. Their buns are in place, makeup carefully applied and they are sitting with their friends. I am thinking about Maddie’s first three years of dancing and …

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Happy Birthday, my Tower of Favor

To my beautiful Madeline on your 10th Birthday, Today you are ten years old and I praise your father in heaven who has given you a beautiful heart, mind and soul. I know there are many days you doubt yourself, your worth and God. I want you to know sweet …

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Please Make Mistakes

If someone had said, “please make mistakes” to me a year ago I probably would have run away. Figuratively and possibly even literally. Making a mistake was the most horrible thing I could think of to happen in my life and to someone else because I had caused it to …

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What if all I had to do was honor and glorify God?

Over the course of the last year we have been working to build RCV Web Service. RCV stands for Russell’s Creative Ventures. It is an umbrella company that houses our many passions, talents and gifts. We are blessed to be a family owned and operated business that seeks to build …

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How do you give homeschool one on one time to multiple kids?

We utilize unit studies as much as possible in our homeschooling. Everything from science and history to art and family work time. Working together inspires the littles to learn and it inspires the oldest to lead. It also teaches to respect all levels of learning. As much as we try …

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How do you choose multiple curriculums?

Seven years ago when we began homeschooling I was overwhelmed with what curriculum to choose. I was even more baffled by the moms who were piecing their curriculum together. I could not figure out how they knew which pieces of what curriculum programs to use. It all seemed like I …

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