parenting

Public School vs. Home School: Our Choice

August 6, 2012

With back to school just around the corner here in South Georgia, I thought I would take some time to let you know what our family has chosen and why. When it was time for my oldest son Bailey to begin preschool, we knew we wanted him in a Montessori program. We began looking and […]

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Helping Your Child Learn to Earn Money on Their Own

July 16, 2012

Over the past few weeks we have been looking at how to teach our kids about money.  We have gone over giving allowances and teaching our kids to manage money.  In this post we are going to talk about ways to help our kids earn money outside the home by working for it.  This will […]

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Teaching Your Kids How to Manage Money

July 9, 2012

    What parent does not want to teach their child about managing money?  We casually mention the words budget and saving, but how do we let our kids know what those words actually mean?  In a previous post, I went over the concept of giving your kids an allowance, as well as, some of […]

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Kids’ Allowances: When to Start and How Much to Give

June 25, 2012

It’s a question parents hear quite often…  “Can I get an allowance?”  I think I first heard the words roll out of my older son’s mouth at the ripe old age of 5.  I’m certain one of his friends at his school told him about it.  However he found out, it began a never ending […]

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5 Free Things to Do with Your Kids

June 20, 2012

You know the old saying “Carpe Diem”…seize the day!  Sometimes we find ourselves so overwhelmed with things to be done, that we often neglect the fun things in life.  My kids and I are always looking for things to do that are fun, and cheap!  Now that summer is upon us again, we find ourselves […]

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Kids Printable Chore Chart

June 16, 2012

I’ve tried so many chore charts over the years, and none seemed to fit the bill exactly.  I wanted to be able to print a new one out each week, because chores change as my kids change.  I wanted the kids to be able to mark off their completed chores and I wanted to be […]

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Why Ask Your Kids to Do Chores?

chores for kids June 16, 2012

Don’t Do Everything Yourself! If you are like me, you’ve got too much to do and not enough time! Make the kids’ lunches, fix breakfast, get the kids to school, buy groceries, get the oil changed, bake cookies for church bake sale, and that is just before lunch! Finding time in your busy day to […]

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Free or Inexpensive Activities to do with your Children

April 2, 2012

Spring has officially arrived, and if you are like me, you have spent months indoors looking out your windows wondering when you can get back outside in warmer weather – that time is here! It takes a toll on everyone when they are not able to go outside and enjoy the fresh air, even children.  […]

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Cold/Flu Season Tips and Tricks

March 30, 2012

It’s that time of year when the common cold or flu is going around. I know in my house, my children and I have all had the cold/flu already and with our crazy weather (70 one day and 30 the next) I am sure we will see the darn cold bug again. With six of […]

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Homeschool Burn-out Tips and Tricks to keep you on Track

March 26, 2012

Homeschooling is supposed to be fun, rewarding and exciting, trust me I know; I homeschooled my children for over 15 years. But there came a time where either I was burnt out or my children were. Homeschooling seemed like a daunting task daily or worse yet like were having our teeth pulled. No parent ever […]

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