7 Ways to Know if You Have a Powerful Family

You may look at our family picture and think we look “perfect.” But, I’ll be the first to admit we are far from perfect… In fact, to get our family to where we are, it has taken us a lot of mistakes and work and diligence. We’ve worked on character, manners, chores, academics, life lessons,…

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Funnest Experiment You’ll Do All Year

In Ecuador there are mobile ice cream bicycles that ride around the streets and by the beach. The little children run towards it, surround it and pick their favorite flavor. Well, in order to keep the ice cream frozen, the ice cream men use dry ice inside their little wagons. Recently, Gus brought home a block…

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How Do I Get My Children to Listen?

One of the most frustrating things for a parent is saying something and be completely ignored! Time and again parents want to know WHY THEIR CHILDREN DON’T LISTEN THE FIRST TIME? You would think that if they hear your voice, they should listen and take action on what you are saying, right? WRONG! We can’t…

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5 Powerful Reasons to Build Character in Children

When I started training my children in character, I never imagined it would be so beneficial for the entire well being of the family short- and long-term. Honestly, I started doing so because I heard a homeschool speaker and now personal friend, Mardy Freeman, talk about it and it seemed like a good principle to live…

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When Raising Your Children Right Isn’t Good Enough…

You could imagine I get hundreds of emails from parents who are trying to raise their children “right.” But unfortunately raising children “right” isn’t good enough anymore… Even in spite of parent’s best intentions, we are still seeing young people walk away from the path their parents had set from early on. “WHAT IS CAUSING THAT??” you may…

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Transform Your Parenting from the Inside Out

For the first thirteen years of my parenting (more or less), I learned all about what I needed to DO as a parent.  In the last five years, I’ve learned about what I need to BE as a parent.  I realized I could DO a lot of things, but if the INSIDE of my parenting heart wasn’t…

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Business and Entrepreneurship Books for the Family- Book Corner 3

Greetings!  There is nothing like immersing in a “living book” to help your kids “experience” the teamwork and thrill of family entrepreneurship.  Enjoy! BIOGRAPHY: Meet a Real Entrepreneur! Young Man in a Hurry: The Story of Cyrus W. Field, by Jean Lee Latham (Gr. 4-12) The heart-grabbing story of the incredible difficulties facing the visionary…

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What to Do When Your Child Doesn’t Like Chores!

In our house, there is always something to do…some work to be done. With six children and many visitors, there is constant clean up or maintenance going on. When I finally feel I’m done, the 4 yr. old drops the juice or the 6 yr. old spills the milk! (You know what I’m talking about) All in…

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Lessons I’ve Learned from Parenting Teens

I have a confession. Before I had children, I didn’t think I’d like having teenagers. This was definitely weird, because once married, I knew I wanted young children right away. I knew I loved young ones! I had been babysitting and nannying for quite a few years. I loved the cuddly babies. I loved the precocious preschoolers. I loved…

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Business and Entrepreneurship Books for the Family- Book Corner 2

Greetings!  There is nothing like immersing in a “living book” to help your kids “experience” the teamwork and thrill of family entrepreneurship.  Since it is Black History Month, we will highlight an amazing African-American entrepreneur.  Enjoy! BIOGRAPHY: Meet a Real Entrepreneur! The Real McCoy: The Life of an African-American Inventor, by Wendy Towle (Gr. 1-5)…

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