Modern Women and Biblical Submission

Submission is such a dirty word in today’s society, isn’t it? It can bring to mind many negative connotations: slave, doormat, weak, inferior. The truth is that these associations came from society not the Bible.  As Christian women, we need to ensure that we can discern biblical truth from societal deception. Let’s look at what biblical […]

10 Books that Will Build Fine Motor Skills

Building fine motor skills is an integral part of preschool and early elementary lessons. I like to work on these skills in ways that aren’t obvious to my children. In our school lessons we cut paper into shapes, color pictures for family members, fingerpaint, or use lacing cards.  I also like to use books. Yes, […]

C is for Calendars from Ancient History

I am happy to be guest posting here today at Dusty’s site! Today my post is on an ancient calendar that we have learned a little about in our home recently. There are so many amazing calendars from ancient history that it was hard to choose what to focus on. We decided to learn more […]

3 Things to Know About a Dream

The day my dream came true… My heart is in my throat. I’m a bundle of nerves. My dream… My dream is about to come true. My publisher called and wants to meet me at the warehouse. My book arrived. It feels like I should be in a ball gown with people following me around […]

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DIY Pirate Vest Tutorial

Yo ho ho! Do you have a boy or girl in your house who loves to say “Arr”? My girls love to read about pirates and walk around with their fingers crooked like hooks but in a house full of sparkles and fairies I don’t have many excuses to make pirate clothes. A friend of […]

Last Minute Educational Gifts (that are still fun)

I love the holiday season, price but one part that I dread is the numerous little cluttery toys that the children get this time of year from friends and family. I am happy that people love giving my children gifts, but we live in a small house. Every new toy that comes in displaces another. […]

Teaching Your Children to Pursue Excellence!

The pursuit of excellence is a Godly principle.  It’s expected, from what I can see of Scripture.  We are told in 2 Corinthians 8:7: “But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.” We also […]

Meet Melk the Christmas Monkey-An Elf on the Shelf Alternative for Christian Families

November has arrived and even though I’m planning and looking forward to the annual stuff-myself-until-I-cannot-breathe Thanksgiving celebration, my mind is also on the upcoming Advent season. Christmas is the best time of year. I love the family togetherness, the crafts, the baking, the sights, sounds, and smells.  Even as an adult, there is something purely […]

DIY Space Communicators

When exploring in space, ask astronauts need to be able to communicate to their space ships and each other. How do they do this? With space communicators of course! Supplies Needed: * a box around 10cm x 17cm or 4” x 7” * plastic bottle tops from items like milk * straw * pom pom […]