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Family Devotions with Special Needs Children

Dec 29, 2009 No Comments by

In response to an article I recently reposted about family devotions, there was a comment about the difficulty of doing family devotions when your family includes special needs children. This is a very valid and relevant concern, and one that many families are facing, so I will make mention of a few personal experiences. While [...]

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Family Devotions

Dec 28, 2009 1 Comment by

If your family is like ours, you likely have been looking into what your family will be doing for family devotions in the next year. But one issue that can cause trouble for family devotions is how to include and apply them for all ages in your family. We have done different things over the [...]

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Graphic Novel Reviews

Dec 18, 2009 No Comments by

Our family loves graphic novels!! We love them biographical, historical, literary, inventive, scientific, classic, fictional, you name it we love them! Motivating for the reluctant reader, inspiring for the beginner reader, relaxing for the struggling reader, and just plain enjoyable for any ol’ reader! But what do other families think??? Here is what they think: [...]

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Making Camel Bags

Dec 15, 2009 No Comments

There are dozens of ways to make camel bags. Ours are very crudely made and yet have served us well for many, many years. Here is what you will need: -2 yards of burlap -glue gun -coarse glitter Fold in half lengthwise, for easier cutting and cut so that the finished piece measures 72 by [...]

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Reviews of Typing Instructor!

Dec 15, 2009 No Comments

While we have considered Typing Instructor to be the best typing software on the market for some time now, you may wish to know what other families think. And now you can! Reviewed by other families like yours, these Typing Instructor reviews can help you get a feel for just exactly what is the good [...]

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December Newsletter: A Slight Departure

Dec 04, 2009 No Comments

Dear Friends, This year we are taking a slight departure from our annual bashing of secular Christmas, to urge you to take inventory on the condition of your children’s hearts. What if you discovered, quite by accident, that your married daughter was flirting with the UPS man? Would you not beg her to remember the [...]

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A Review of Puzzleball Globe

Nov 30, 2009 2 Comments

Here is one of my favorite reviews of Puzzleball Globe balls because it gives you an honest look at this blogger’s son’s initially frustrating experience with a Puzzleball Globe but of course it has a happy ending. “I love Timberdoodle’s stuff, so I was pretty happy when the company offered to send me their Puzzleball [...]

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A Review of Police Blockade!

Nov 17, 2009 No Comments

This review of Police Blockade is by Millicent, a blogging mom of 3: “I was so anxious for the mailman to bring our latest review product from Timberdoodle. I knew the kids would be thrilled when they opened it, and I couldn’t wait to play with it myself! Police Blockade is a really cool game [...]

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A Review Of I Can Trace and Prismacolor Pencils

Nov 10, 2009 No Comments

Have the winter rains arrived at your house yet? Here, we have experienced heavy deluges of rain on and off for the last week, we have even had some heavy hail! If your family is likewise experiencing the winter blues, you may be desperate for activities to occupy your toddler indoors during homeschool time. Look [...]

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A Review of Upturn

Nov 06, 2009 1 Comment

Have you heard of Upturn? This game is a favorite at our house, especially on Community Group nights. The youngsters who attend our Community Group, ask us repeatedly to play this game again and again with them. But we didn’t want to be the only ones saying so, so we asked moms like you to [...]

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