Toddler Time: Walk the Line

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Balance is a tricky thing for a toddler.  This one safe way to ease into learning to balance.  Just lay a piece of masking tape (or painter's tape) on the ground and encourage your little one to "walk the line".   At first, he/she will probably just try to keep one foot on the line while the other one "scoots" beside it.  That's perfectly fine!  As your child gets a little older and more com … [ Keep reading… ]

Magnetic Scripture Frame

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This scripture frame is actually just a repurposed picture frame...magnetized!  I love the idea of having the scriptures on the outside of the glass so that you can easily change them out. And guess where I ended up putting this frame??? Yep, I need this reminder especially when doing such menial tasks such as doing the dishes.  Plus, this is where I spend a lot of time during the day … [ Keep reading… ]

Build A Monster!

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Go Away, Big Green Monster has been one of our favorite books to read lately!  This is a wonderful book for young children because it is repetitive and has a predictable pattern (as is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?).  After hearing it 2-3 times, young children can then "read" it to themselves, (which, of course, they aren't actually reading but applying the repetitive pattern) making th … [ Keep reading… ]

Finding Triumph in the Midst of Tragedy: Andrea’s Story (Domestic Violence)

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Guest Post by Andrea of Walking in the Light In 2005 I made the most frightening decision in my life. I took my 3 little girls (then age 2, 3, and 5) and left a marriage that had been filled with domestic violence for over 6 years.   Having been once told that if I ever left and took the kids I would be killed, and having experienced the kind of abuse I had at the hands of the man who was s … [ Keep reading… ]

Meatloaf Muffins

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My husband loves meatloaf.  I, on the other hand, am not a huge fan.  Something about slicing a pan of meat like bread just makes me lose my appetite.  But I think I might have found the perfect marriage...my friend Beth's meatloaf (which is the best meatloaf we've ever had) with this idea to use muffin tins for meatloaf!   I even put some meatloaf in some mini muffin tins for the boys.  Big Brot … [ Keep reading… ]

Betty Lukens Fun with Felt: Product Review and Giveaway

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*Sorry, this giveaway is now closed.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway!* We've had so much fun with our felt learning sets from Betty Lukens.  I honestly had no idea how much these felt learning sets could encourage storytelling and creativity! We were sent the following sets to try out from the Learning Fun with Felt series.  Click on the pictures to take you to the pr … [ Keep reading… ]