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Vegan Shortbread Butter Cookies!! A mouthful of cookies that is!! Lol. My daughter and I concocted this cookie recipe. We bake often and it's always my goal to make our treats as healthy as possible. So after a night of brainstorming we tested this recipe and it was an instant hit. I've made it at least half a dozen times since.

Classical Sunday: Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri Bach, then a young man of twenty, walked from Arnstadt to Lübeck, a distance of more than 250 miles, and stayed nearly three months to hear the Abendmusik which was a series of evening musical performances, to meet the pre-eminent Lübeck organist, to hear him play, and, as Bach explained, "to comprehend one thing and another about his art".

Considering Homeschool? A friend from college sent me a message asking about homeschooling. Her son is six, and was in a Montessori school in kindergarten, but that option was cost-prohibitive on an ongoing basis. She put him in the best public school available, but he was still not being challenged.

Black Swan Trail - Smartsville, California We needed to get out of the house this afternoon, and a quick Google search led us to Black Swan Trail. After writing RV Living Quarterly Report, I was feeling extra inspired to get out and do a little hiking and exploring. I really miss that part of our RV lifestyle a lot!

Learning to Lean Doing less is really really hard for me. But, virtue is really in that middle ground. I seem to always tighten up under pressure, try to control everything more. When I do manage to hand over the reigns of control to God, I'm seeing great things happen.

Count it all Joy I wrote this post last March, in the muddle of a pretty rough season as a parent. I never published it then because it was it was still just too close. I thought I'd publish it now, and then give some updates in my next post. I've missed blogging.

Tools for Homeschooling for Newbies & Veterans! The choice to homeschool should not be taken lightly. It demands a significant amount of time, prayer, and patience. Whether you are a newbie homeschooler or a veteran in need of inspiration, I hope the following resource list will be helpful! When I initiated homeschooling in 2011, I didn't even know where to begin.

Moments of Influence Great things come in packages of 3…have you heard that? Maybe I just made that up because…. #1 - it's 3 AM, I've been up hushing little one, and hoping good things are to come at this hour…. #2 - AbiNoelle just told me last night that she wasn't worried because PopPop said he was sure that Jesus would come back before the year 3,000….

Day 14: Jesse's Tree Read Isaiah 11,12 and Romans 15:1-13. When Paul says, in Romans 15:4, "whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope," he had passages like Isaiah 11 in mind.

Kitchen Sink Cookies Spread almonds on a baking sheet and toast in the oven at 350ºF until lightly golden brown. This will take about 8 minutes; stir twice during this time. Can also be done in a dry skillet on the stove top. Let cool. In a bowl, mix flower, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Carol of the Bells - Beginner and Easy Piano Sheet Music Carol of the Bells is one of the coolest Christmas songs ever, and it's also a piece that students love to practice. I personally have a student practicing the more advanced arrangement featured in this post for my student Christmas recital. Right from the start he jumped in, and has been practicing like crazy.

How to Make the Most of Your Homeschooler's College Search Her youngest kid was, I don't know, 6th grade or so. Her older girls were off at college. My three boys were running around and laughing in the background as we chatted. Cathy mourned the good 'ole days. There are no more giggles in my house, she said.

How to Create a Homeschool High School Transcript that Colleges Love If your homeschooler's high school years included a school that was not legally a homeschool, you have two choices. Create and send a homeschool transcript directly to the school. This clears up any questions admissions officers have regarding the specifics of their homeschool education.

Day 13: Ruth's Redeemer Read Ruth 1-4 and Micah 5:2-5. "There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.

FREE Christmas Pictionary for Families Families will have fun together with this FREE Christmas Pictionary for Families is perfect for kids of all ages and even includes simple cards for non-reader too. This free printable Christmas Pictionary is such a fun way for families to have fun together this December.

Remembering Our Ancestors: Thomas Andrews V This week 523 years ago, our 18th great-grandfather in the Andrews line passed away.

Letters to Santa The following post has an affiliated link. These links are safe for you to use. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support. I have chosen to homeschool Brooke and Olivia for preschool and it has been so rewarding.

Second Grade: Unit 18 - Plants, Pioneers, Ohio, States & Capitals & our Science Experiment Completed!! J just finished up Unit 18 today, and, I gotta be honest, most of our pictures from this week are of our celery science experiment that we started last week. But I promise it'll be really cool! Let me show you the 'non-science' stuff first.

Activity: Alphabet Hunt Today when I needed to fold laundry I gave S an Alphabet Treasure Hunt. I took our storage bin*, put alphabet letters in it, and half marbles. And then gave him a treasure map with the uppercase letters on it. He had to dig through the bin to find the letters in that to them up on the treasure map.

Book Presents I love giving books as Christmas presents so sticking with my tradition I have already found a few which are going to be under the Christmas tree this year. We are going through a bit of an Art Phase at the moment. So I have two Art books that I discovered and love.

Homeschool If someone would have told me ten years ago that I was going to be a stay-at-home mom and homeschooling my children, I would have rolled my eyes and laughed at them. I had many of the same misconceptions and believed many of the stereotypes out there about homeschoolers.

Four Fantastic Ways to Implement a Classical Education in the Early Years A classical education gives students a firm foundation for future success in all areas of learning and life. Here are four easy ways to implement it.

Guest Post - Christmas Symmetry Pages I love using symmetry pages, especially the ones with the grids included as I like the idea of the kids getting used to using grids while they are younger so that when they start dealing with graphs, coordinates and maps the format is already something that they are familiar with.

A Host of Angels to Colour! These lovely new angel colouring pages are perfect for younger children to colour this Christmas. “Late on a sleepy, star-spangled night, those angels peeled back the sky just like you would tear open a sparkling Christmas present.

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