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Advent Calendar Activity Ideas

When You Know Your Why

Do you spend a large part of your day just getting through? You know, completing one task after another just to mark it off your to-do list. Or in the case of homeschooling, just trying to get through each lesson to check off another day of attendance. Maybe you work outside of your home,

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Candy Cane Fun

Who doesn’t love eating candy canes this time of year(or anytime really)? So why not have some Candy Cane Fun?

The Legend

The Candy Cane originated in Germany, about 300 years ago, as a white sugar stick.  The legend goes there once was a choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral who handed these sugar sticks out to the children. This was his way of keeping them quiet during the Christmas Eve Service.  In order to justify giving the children candy, the choirmaster  (more…)

Breath, Step Back, and Focus on Christ

With Christmas upon us I’m sure I’m not the only homeschooling mom who feels stress and anxiety creeping in. Christmas is such a wonderful time full of opportunities to be a blessing to others!  I have determined that I will not let stress and anxiety get the best of me this year.

Instead, I plan to breathe, step back, and focus on Christ.

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Holiday Deals for Your Artistic Child

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Art is a broad and important part of life, and fostering artistic expression in kids sets them on a positive path, whether it’s hobbyist, professional, as an outlet, or pure aesthetic expression. The common thread is that it is creative, expressive, it can inspire us, and lead to that wonderful thing called “flow.” So this holiday season, why not give a gift that fosters that gift of a lifetime. (more…)

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