BeLOVED Life Pillow

We just returned home from a trip. We have yet to be too adventurous but even if we stay at a comfy hotel, it is never the same as being home where all our stuff is, especially a nice comfy pillow. So far, we haven't been on too many road trips, but the girls have... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading Programs 2018

It is always a fun bonus when there's a prize for reading books. I'll add to this list as the programs start and updates as we finish them! 🙂 TIP: Make sure to have a timer on hand to track those minutes! (We have the ones with the light on them but it looks like... Continue Reading →

Like Arrows

"I can't do this alone." This is probably something all parents have thought or said at one or multiple times in the parenting journey. There are no handbooks, and even if there are, every single kiddo is different and what worked for one doesn't always work for another. I love that this new movie coming... Continue Reading →

Planning for a Trip

I shared this Travel Planner Printables pack in the March Monthly Recap and we are itching to travel again. Homebodies that 2 out of the 4 of us are, we usually stay close to home most days of the year, BUT once in awhile, we love to explore our world, both near and far. We have... Continue Reading →

The Great Escape

Plagues swept the city. People cried out, "Why is this happening to us?" But in the Israelite part of the city, the people were safe. There were no plagues. And a man sat on his throne, refusing to let the Israelite people go, refusing to let them go from their hard work and slavery. They... Continue Reading →

Resurrection Rolls for Easter

We usually modify recipes to our own likes, dietary tolerances, cooking skills 😉 , and budget. This is the ORIGINAL RECIPE I followed. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. I made some notes at the top portion, but the full list of ingredients and instructions is at the bottom.... Continue Reading →

Monthly Recap [March 2018]

Goodbye, March! How did a quarter of the year zoom by already? This month was mostly full of finishing. A new season is starting and we have a few things planned to look forward to, so the girls have worked hard to stay on track with their schoolwork. It can start to drag this time... Continue Reading →

Books for Young Readers [March 2018]

Here's a look at some new resources from Zondervan this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Zondervan Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram *The Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations Emily (age 8): This Adventure Bible book is full of activities that you can... Continue Reading →

My Shifting Dreams

Note from Melody's Mom: This was from a paper and presentation Melody wrote for her class right before her 11th birthday. There was a short paragraph about immigrants coming to America with hopes and dreams. The assignment was a prompt about hopes and dreams. Usually, there are only two drafts and a final paper, but... Continue Reading →

Numbers in the Bible + Colors in the Bible

If you have a little one in your life, these board books from Museum of the Bible are perfect! *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. +We received these books from WorthyKids/Ideals for free in exchange for an honest review. *Numbers in the Bible + Colors in the Bible Released: March 20, 2018 Publisher:... Continue Reading →

A Mid-Month Update [March 2018]

Hello March! As we head into the end of the first quarter of the year, there is a renewed hope for the year ahead. There are no signs of spring but we rejoice in knowing that new things can spring up anytime. Anytime is a good time to start something new! - Joyce *Note: This... Continue Reading →

Care Package Packing

by Melody, age 11 with Note from Mom (Joyce) toward at the bottom of the post Thank you to June, Irma, the Weinberger family, Rothi Dental office, our discipleship group for donations and picking up items, our family members who sponsored bags, and anyone who purchased CV Swap+Sell items from us during the month of... Continue Reading →

Q + A for Kids

The book is filled with questions and you get to answer them! There are different years it can be one person or two or more.  There are different pictures on the bottom too! Lots of different questions fill your mind so this is a great way to answer them daily and to know answers. Have fun! And be filled... Continue Reading →

The Star DVD

We received tickets to watch The Star in theaters this past November. (This was before all the sicknesses took over our lives.) The girls hadn't been to the theater since the Thanksgiving before when they watch their first movie, Moana, in the theater - IMAX! Norm and I viewed Same Kind of Different as Me... Continue Reading →

Monthly Recap [February 2018]

Goodbye, February! Well, that ended quickly. ICYMI (I certainly did! :p ), here's what happened the first half of February: A Mid-Month Update. We're not sure what we think about thinking...the more we do it, the more there is of it to do. That's where we are right now. *Note: This post may contain affiliate... Continue Reading →

Favorite Homeschool Resources This Week

We're thinking about sharing other favorite resources besides homeschool stuff. Let us know in the comments what you would find helpful - book/music/restaurant/food reviews/recommendations, kid activities, thoughts about family-related topics, or something else? *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *The Maestro Classics 12 CD Music Collection We got The Sorcerer's Apprentice... Continue Reading →

Passion – Whole Heart

WHOLE HEART is the new live album from Passion—captured at Passion Conference 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Featuring Passion Artists: Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, Sean Curran, Matt Redman, Crowder. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here *Passion - Whole Heart Released: March 23, 2018 Label: sixstepsrecords Website | Facebook | Twitter |... Continue Reading →

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