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8 Ideas for Keeping Toddlers Busy While Homeschooling

8 Ideas for Keeping Toddlers Busy While Homeschooling

Homeschooling several children of multiple ages can be challenging in itself, but homeschooling while you have a toddler running around can often seem overwhelming! When we first started homeschooling, our kids were ages 7, 5, 3, and 1; life was busy, to say the least! Looking back, I think that the two littlest ones were […]

Self-Control: Building Godly Character in Your Children

Self-Control: Building Godly Character in Your Children

(5th in a series on building godly character in your children) Our youngest son has always been curious and adventurous. As soon as he learned to open doors, he had trouble controlling his curiosity and desire to go outside.  We had to install a “Jonny-lock” (named after him) to keep him from heading outside when […]

12 Ideas for Raising Responsible Children

12 Ideas for Raising Responsible Children

(4th in a series on Building Godly Character in Our Kids) Recently I was visiting a friend, and was pleased to see her children helping her with emptying the dishwasher, cleaning up lunch and generally helping her with the chores around the house.  These children were between the ages of 2-8!  And they did it with […]

Gratefulness: Building Godly Character in Our Kids

(2nd blogpost in a series on building godly character in our kids) I’m always impressed when I see a child who shows gratefulness for something someone does for them.   To me, gratefulness is a character quality that reflects a happy and respectful person; someone who thinks of others and isn’t just focused on themselves.  I […]

6 Tips to Lessen Sibling Squabbles in Your Home!

6 Tips to Lessen Sibling Squabbles in Your Home!

“Mom, Joey hit me!”…  “He stole my truck”   “I want him out of my room!” Does this sound familiar?  When our children fight, it’s so frustrating! I remember days when I felt more like a referee than a mom!  Seriously, dealing with our kids bickering is often exhausting! Squabbles between siblings are probably one of the top […]

How to Motivate a Reluctant Learner

How to Motivate a Reluctant Learner

As homeschoolers, we hear about instilling a love for learning in our children. In fact, many of us homeschool because we want our kids to love learning, and we feel homeschooling is the best method of education to achieve that. So if, (or should I say “when”), one of our kids becomes reluctant to learn in one […]