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Aromatherapy: More Than What You Smell

When I think of Aromatherapy, automatically think of scented candles. I gave little thought as to how narrow this way of thinking is.  I just know that when someplace smells good, you are far more comfortable and at ease than if the the aroma around you is unpleasant. Have you seen the Febreze, “Breathe Happy” commercials? Recently, however, I have
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Finding Balance Helps You Flourish {A Review}

The book Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms by Mary JoTate is published by Apologia Educational Ministries. This book is full of practical encouragement for moms who are trying to do it all.  In the introduction, Mary Jo states that the reason she wrote this book is because she couldn’t find anybody who was “really addressing the practical  issues involved in balancing
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Homeschool Curriculum Bundle Sale

This post contains an affiliate link. Even though it is the middle of summer and we are on vacation, I have been thinking of next year’s homeschool curriculum already!  Thinking of the next year’s curriculum usually starts in the spring.  I have most of my subjects and resources already decided, but I still need to fill in the gaps, especially
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Piano Lessons at Home with Homeschool Piano {A Review}

I have been brushing up on my piano skills for the past few weeks using HomeSchoolPiano. For the purpose of  this review, we were given a lifetime subscription HomeSchoolPiano – Complete set of books for up to five students. This subscription includes all the lessons and the printable books for each level of the course. It was easy to use
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How to Make Bug Spray Using Essential Oils

It is that time if year that when we step outside, we get mosquito bites.  It is just a given that there will be lots of mosquitoes since we live so close to the creek and we often get a lot of rain. We love the rain and the creek, but we do not like the mosquitoes! This year, I decided I
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Veritas Press Self-Paced History {A Review}

History has been a favorite subject in our school for as long as we have been homeschooling.  The kids often ask to do history even on our days off!  When I got the chance to review curriculum from Veritas Press, I was really excited. We reviewed Veritas Press Self-Paced History: Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation with Flashcards. The Self-Paced history program
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How to Build Each Other Up

We spend a lot of our time building. We build pillow forts, blanket forts, stick forts, tree forts, and any other kids of  forts the kids can think of.  We build ships, cars and airplanes out of boxes. The boys are always building with Legos or K’nex. There is much thought that goes into how to build things. There is
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Learning Palette {A Review}

Learning Wraps-ups is a company that provides math and reading enrichment activities, both hands-on and online, for children in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. We reviewed the online only module called LearningPalette.com. For the purpose of this review, we received a Full Online Family Subscription for all levels of Reading/Math Palettes instruction, up to 5 users for a full year. We used
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Bluejays and Grace

On Bluejays, Baby Birds and Grace

We listen to them in the evenings. Their mellow cooing brings back distant memories from childhood. The turtle doves so gentle, symbolic of peace, sit together on the wires and carefully guard the nest. The nest is perched up high in the maple near the end of the branch where the breezes sway the branches, but the leaves still shield
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Tales of Peter Rabbit as Published by Kinder Cottage {A Review}

Kinder Cottage Publishing is a company based out of Florida that uses classic tales in the public domain to create economical, enjoyable children’s books with high quality binding. Nine of the ten books in this series were written in the U.S. in 1917 for the Henry Altemus Company. For this review, we read two of the titles in this series,
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When Faithfulness Is Flawed

  As a ministry couple, we occasionally get the opportunity to counsel someone about marriage. Sometimes the situations can be helped and sometimes not. Occasionally, stubbornness or pride get in the way. making it difficult to forgive.  Occasionally we are faithful to the past, refusing to forward in forgiveness. This week, my husband wrote a post on Three Steps to
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