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Why We Don’t Have Cable and We Are Much Happier Without It

Shortly after moving into our house 9 years ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted to lower our monthly bills. In order to do this we decided that our cable was one of the things we could cut and we would be saving quite a bit of money in doing so. Yes that means that we don’t have cable and haven’t for the last 9 years. We are much happier without it too. Not only would it save us money, but we have been quite appalled at the things that were starting to be on cable television. We Continue Reading…

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Teens Financial Responsibility In A Debt Driven World

We have had experience with hearing from people that it is terrible that we have made our children pay for their own car, drivers training, and monthly car insurance. It is really quite amazing to me that people now a days feel that they should expect someone else to pay for everything for them. It doesn’t teach our children anything to have everything handed to them and not to have to earn things. Due to the way we think debt in our world is absolutely astronomical. Here are a few facts to prove just how bad thing have really become. Continue Reading…

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20 Christ Centered Easter Crafts For Kids

I have share our list of ideas we use to teach our kids the TRUE meaning of Easter in the past and it has been a very popular post, so today I am going to share a list of Christ centered Easter crafts for kids from around the web. We work hard every year to teach our kids the true meaning behind the holiday, I want them to be well aware that Easter is not just about Easter egg hunts, bunnies, and candy. With all the stores and the public promoting those things in can be difficult to make sure Continue Reading…

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Over 80 Ways To Teach Kids The TRUE Meaning of Christmas

This post contains affiliate links, read my Disclosure for more information. With all the hassle and bustle of the season, many of us forget to remember the true meaning of Christmas. So today I though I would share with you some ways we practice celebrating the TRUE meaning of Christmas and some other ideas from around the web. We have done this with an Easter post, and it is always a viewer favorite around the holidays.   Some years we take time to learn about how different countries celebrate the holidays. We shared about our Hannukkah unit that we did Continue Reading…

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Fun Ways to Teach Kids the REAL Meaning Of Easter!!

While we do give our kids Easter baskets every year, and we do host the family Easter Egg hunt for the cousins to join in on. I also work hard well before our Easter festivities to teach kids the REAL meaning of Easter. Our story time daily will have an Easter story about the REAL meaning of Easter, with the older kids we read through the story in the bible , we work through our Resurrection Easter Eggs and discuss them. Of course we add some of our Easter Trays, and More Easter trays to our shelves for the younger kids to explore! Continue Reading…

Homeschool Christmas Studies: Truth In The Tinsel

Because of how much lots of people gets caught up in all the gifts and giving the TRUE meaning of Christmas tends to get lost, so this year really wanted to do something special with the kids for the month of December, to put back the real meaning of Christmas for my kids. So we are working on a few different programs I purchased this year to help with that! Today I am going to introduce you to one of the programs we are using for the little boys (Gabe and Ethan) for Advent this year. This is not a Continue Reading…

Review: Growing Up Wild

Today I am going to introduce you to one of my absolute favorite products that I have been able to review for the TOS Crew this year! This is a program like none other that gives you and your family an in depth look into the work and rewards that come from being a missionary family in another country! One of my dreams someday is to bring my family on a missionary trip somewhere around the world, I feel that so many children and people alike don’t realize the luxuries we have available to us in this country that so Continue Reading…

Apologia: Journeys of Faithfulness

Something that is very important to me as a parent of kids getting older in todays world, is continuing a close relationship with them and also teaching them to have a relationship with God. Teaching them to trust in Christ through the good and bad, and knowing that everything that happens in this life is his will and to have courage not only through the good but also through the bad times. Apologia Ministries has been a wonderful resource for helping me to teach my daughter how to grow her relationship with God, and has also helped her to continue Continue Reading…

Review:Deep Blue Kids Bible

  Something that is very important in our house is daily devotionals. Taking time out of our busy day to start our day in God’s word, it starts our day out refreshed and ready for whatever challanges get thrown our way for the day! So when given the opportunity to review the Deep Blue Kids Bible from Abingdon Press I was very excited to add some new fun into our morning devotionals! The Deep Blue Kids bible is so much more than just another Kids Bible, it uses fun characters to bring children on a journey of fun while learning Continue Reading…

Review: A Cry from Egypt

Raising Real Men is a publishing company run by Hal and Melanie Young who’s companies focus is on making Biblical family life practical. They are parents of 6 boys and 2 girls and have played an active role in the Homeschool community for years. They have recently helped authors publish 2 new books A Cry From Egypt and Children in Church, our family had the wonderful opportunity to review A Cry From Egypt. A Cry From Egypt is book 1 in “The Promise Land Series” it is a Historical Fiction written by recent homeschool graduate Hope Auer. A Cry From Continue Reading…

Review: I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist

You may have heard of Apologia before, did you know that the word appears 8 times in the New Testament, in context of people defending their actions by reason and logic? Seems like a very fitting name for the company! It is Apologia Educational Ministries mission to provide products, resources, and services that help homeschool students and families learn, live and defend the Christian faith. Christ tells us fill ourselves with the word so we can stand strong in your faith. Apologia has blessed us with yet another tool to do just that, this time for our high schoolers and Continue Reading…