4 Ways to Stay Fit as a Family


The last year I had a membership to a gym, I never got to use it. The childcare center at the gym would not take children showing any symptom of illness, even a clear slightly runny nose. In a family with five children, if a cold sets in, it could take weeks to make the rounds through all of the children. Join me over MyJoyFilledLife for the 4 ways we discovered to stay fit as a
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Preschoolers and Peace Ebook {Review}


We have been a homeschooling family for 9 years now and we have had preschoolers in our home every year.  In fact, we are homeschooling now with a preschooler, a special needs Kindergarten student, a 4th grader and two 7th graders.  I often find myself wondering how to get through the day accomplishing all that the older children need while preventing the youngest two from demolishing the house around us.  That said, the opportunity to
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IEW Fix It! Grammar {Review}


I have long been a fan of the Institute for Excellence in Writing products.  I used Fix It! Grammar for a class I taught at our homeschool co-op several years ago and found it to be an excellent resource.  It was a real treat to get the opportunity to review IEW’s new and improved Fix It! Grammar.   Disclosure In exchange for this review I received the following: Fix It! Grammar: The Nose Tree [Book
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The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner {Review}


It seems that everyday there are more tools introduced to help organize and manage our lives. Everyone is looking for the latest and greatest time management strategy that will miraculously make us more productive. I am one of those people. Any tool that could help me balance a busy life of homeschooling five children, keeping us with home and church responsibilities and blogging is definitely worth my time to check it out. This is the
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Geocaching as a Family


  *This post contains affiliate links. I was scrolling through Pinterest one morning and saw a string of pins about this thing called geocaching.  I did a little bit of reading online, then decided we should give it a try.  After only one caching adventure we were hooked. What is Geocaching? Geocaching is a real world treasure hunt using GPS coordinates and clues obtained from a website or smartphone app.  Caches are hidden and logged
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3 Ways To Encourage the Habit of Journaling in Young Children


I am a journaler, a pen and paper girl.  I cannot feel that I have completely processed feeling or emotion until I have put it down on paper.  My ideas are fleshed out in a huge mess of scribbles and scratches.  When I am finished, my brain is less cluttered. Journaling has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  When I was very young, I would write just to
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