ABC Jesus Loves Me: Free Homeschooling Curriculum

[I am not affiliated with ABCJLM. I am simply a very pleased consumer]

My son is 3 years old. I started home-preschooling him less than a year ago, and my goal is to continue to homeschool through elementary…if it’s still legal. A friend told me about this wonderful site called “ABC Jesus Loves Me” where you can print everything you want from their website 100% free or opt to buy bound workbook materials (which I did and am very happy with).

The website is laid out very clearly and is easy to navigate. They offer lesson plans for ages 2-5, additional activities relevant to the lessons and also book referrals. The lessons follow the normal school year and incorporate holidays and seasons into the learning. They teach the normal preschool curriculum in addition to bible verses, stories and songs. Continue reading

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Thank You, Moms, for Understanding

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 This is mom reality. There is nothing sacred. No time that is just mine. There are these precious little things that follow me wherever I go that want to be a part of every moment of my life. Nothing could take away their constant enthusiasm to be ever present in even my mundane activities of daily living. They want to witness every breath and be in arms reach with every movement. Although it drives me crazy at times, I can’t help but be thankful for the little stinkers that just love me so much. Continue reading

Fitness: A Modesty Loophole

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Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. – Proverbs 11:22

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I am a former marathoner and currently maintain a healthy activity schedule. I follow fitness boards. I prepare real food for my family. I exercise along with instruction videos. I value wellness and applaud those who desire to be fit and truly healthy. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to condone the allowances made for the sake of “fitness.” Continue reading

Why We Iced Frozen

Let me start by suggesting any Disney movie ban would be fairly easy to justify. This post will focus on Frozen, the highest-grossing animated picture ever. When I watched Frozen for the first time I was appalled mostly by how lame the plot was. My 3-year-old flat out said, “I don’t like this movie” and that made me happy. I was bored. I will not waste any space in this post with detailing the inconsistencies or even my own opinion. Continue reading

Your Grocery Budget and Keeping it a Priority

Family budgeting is an amazing tool to help keep priorities in line and waste at a minimum. With a smaller income, a budget is important for ensuring bills get paid and food is on the table. The same is true for a large income where the danger becomes nonchalant and comfortable spending. A budget creates a boundary for spending, a security zone for the earnings of hard work and sacrificed time. Continue reading