Having Fun Memorizing Psalm 42:1

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Guest Post by Desiré of When You Rise   The older I get, the more important I realize memorizing Scripture with little ones is.  I remember tons of verses that I learned as a young child, but sadly, remember very few that I memorized as a college student earning a degree in Bible theology.  Typically, when I think of memorization, I think dull and monotonous, but I've also come to … [ Keep reading… ]

Give them Grace :: Book Review and Giveaway (5 copies)

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*This giveaway is closed.  Be sure to check back for other great giveaways.*   Reading parenting books has become a bit of a hobby of mine.  I have read a lot of them.  Perhaps its because I feel so insecure about the job I'm doing as a mother or perhaps I am just really interested in behavioral modification and parenting techniques...I'm not really sure.  In all my reading, though, … [ Keep reading… ]

Untapped Resource

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  Early in our marriage, my husband would frequently say that without children (not including the 20 6-year olds I was currently teaching), I was like an ‘untapped resource’…there was so much within in me that I could offer to our children.  After all, he claims one of the reasons he married me was because he knew I would be a wonderful mother.   Seven years and two amazing and … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

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There were several awesome ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few...   Toddler Approved shares a great way to have fun inside this winter...balloon tennis! I love this idea from Crayon Freckles for using milk caps for alphabet matching! Joyfully Weary shares a great idea for ice fishing for letters. Have an idea or activity to share??? Link up below! Next … [ Keep reading… ]

Teaching your child to put on his/her own coat!

Putting on a coat is tricky for even a preschooler to do by him/herself.  But this technique makes it a cinch! It's been a while since I've included a self-help/adaptive activity in our thematic units, so I thought our snow unit would offer the perfect opportunity to share with you something my mom taught Big Brother...     Can't see the video?  Go here. I'm so glad … [ Keep reading… ]

Winners of the ‘Boz the Bear’ Prize Packs

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  Out of the 479 entries, the five winners of the 'Boz the Bear' prize packs are (via random.org) are: Comment #326:  Kaylee who said, "You are “liked” on Facebook!" Comment #227:  Kay who said, "I tweeted about the giveaway @deetlareet" Comment #439:  Wendy who said, "I would love to win this for my son! Thanks for sharing the info!" Comment #235:  Tiffany who said, "Crossing my … [ Keep reading… ]