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We are finishing up our 17th year of homeschooling. 17 years. That's a long time. I definitely have my favorite books and curriculums... One thing I'd say most homeschool families share is a love for books. Good books. And starting the new school year with new books, new curriculum... is sort of like an adventure just waiting to happen. So, in light of the fact that I'm maybe now what people would call a veteran homeschooler... {gosh, I feel old} I wanted to let you know about the … [Read more...]

The Kids Bedrooms

The Kids Bedrooms @ AVirtuousWoman.org

From Chaos to Calm: Day 66 The Kids Bedrooms Scripture Memory: “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven." Matthew 18: 10 You can read the rest of this series here.  In my house, we have four bedrooms, three of which are devoted to the children. My oldest two girls share a bedroom and my youngest two share a bedroom. We are blessed to have large rooms although, they … [Read more...]

Why I Still Tuck My Teens in Bed at Night

Why I still tuck my teens in bed at night. @ AVirtuousWoman.org

When my oldest kids {the first three} were still little, bedtime was difficult to say the least. No one wanted to go to bed. What they wanted was me. Inevitably a lot of crying ensued. I was a young mom, and at that time I really looked forward to bedtime. I wanted some time to myself. There isn't really anything wrong with wanting some down time in the evening, so don't think that's what I'm saying. It's just that it was so frustrating for everyone involved. My oldest is 24 years old now. … [Read more...]

It’s hard being the baby of the family.

It's hard being the "baby" of the family. @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I have five kids of my own. They range in ages - nicely spaced, if I do say so - as of right now, my son is 24, and my girls are 20, 18, 14, and 11. I am so thankful they all get along pretty well and seem to have a close relationship with each other. We love to play games together, go hiking together, and camping together. In fact, we do most things together. Well, my two oldest are gone from home most of the time these days, but we still love doing things together. Since we have … [Read more...]

Family Worship with Little Ones

How to Have Family Worship with Your Little Ones @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I received the following question on my post, The Blessings of Family Worship, and thought it was such a great question that I should share my answer with all of you! How to Have Family Worship with Little Ones Q: This sounds so beautiful and what I hope for my family. But I am just not sure how to do family worship right now. My son is only 1 1/2 and only says 5 words. I’m not sure how to engage him in this. What tips do you have for doing family worship with really little kids? [Tweet "Learn … [Read more...]