Posts tagged preschoolers

Motherhood: A Blessed Calling!

Lately, God has been impressing on my heart the importance of being a mom. I was a stay-at-home mom for 23 years, and I loved it! It was a privilege and blessing to be home with our kids and to homeschool them (well, most of the time)! But there were many times throughout those years […]

4 Homeschool Pitfalls to Avoid

As we began homeschooling, I remember thinking that I needed to do things right! I wanted our kids to have the best education possible. I bought little metal desks for the two oldest kids (ages 6 & 4) to do their school work in.  I bought all the workbooks and the teacher’s guides and we […]

7 Benefits of Reading Aloud to your Children

Some of my fondest memories from our families homeschool years were when the kids and I were reading a good book together (or rather, I was reading it aloud to them).  I remember getting all choked up in the touching story of an orphan called “Freckles”, and laughing with the kids while reading “Mr. Popper’s […]

12 Ways to Help Your Family Focus on Jesus This Christmas

Christmas is a great time to talk with your children about how much Jesus loves them.  He loves us so much that He came down to this earth as a little baby to live among us! His birth is the beginning of the wonderful story of all He did while He was living here and how […]

Great Educational Gifts: GAMES!

Great Educational Gifts: GAMES!

(This post contains some affiliate links)   Christmas is just around the corner, and the scramble to find the perfect gift for each of your loved ones has begun. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always felt that a gift that benefits a child’s education is a better gift than one that is just […]

Understand Your Child’s Love Language

Understand Your Child’s Love Language

Children have a great need to feel unconditionally loved.  God created us to need love, and He sent His Son to die for our sins to show us His unconditional love. Jesus said we’re to follow His example of loving others in John 13: 34-35:   34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I […]

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 […]

Obedience: Building Godly Character in Our Kids

Obedience: Building Godly Character in Our Kids

(3rd blog post in a series on building godly character in our children) Obedience is one of the most important character qualities to help our children develop as they grow up.  We want our children to be obedient to us as parents, to others in authority and ultimately to God.  But obedience doesn’t just naturally […]

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