Monthly Archives: February 2011

Beginnings of a Homeschooling Journey

I’m going to be posting a bunch of homeschooling resources I’ve found and what we’re doing right now for anyone who might find it useful. But for now, a brain dump about homechooling… Our children are still very young – … Continue reading

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Family Prayer Book

We want to be a family that prays. To help us toward that goal, and teach our children how to pray for others, I came up with a simple prayer book. We’ll be using it first thing during breakfast. It’s … Continue reading

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Good Reads (Gardening) – February 2011

Portland Nursery and Garden Center (LOADS of info – especially check out the Vegetable Calendar PDF file) Book: Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew Favorite Garden Catalogs and Seeds (Oregon Cottage) Gardening section (Home Joys – lots of info about … Continue reading

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Ready for a Flood

“For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:” Isaiah 44:3 —————————– Have you ever just felt like something important … Continue reading

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12 New Things – 1b and 1c: Diaper and Dishwasher Detergent

This is part of the 12 New Things projects I’m doing this year. Homemade Dishwashing Detergent Goal: Frugal homemade dishwasher detergent that really gets the dishes clean and doesn’t leave a film. Experiment: Here’s some great recipes and discussions. I tried … Continue reading

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Good Reads – February 2011

I haven’t shared my favorite reads for a while, so there’s a lot here. Lighter Good Reads: 12 New Things: Homemade Lotion (Home Joys) Valentines Desserts for the Kids (I Am Mommy) Breaking Picky Eaters Series (Food for My Family) … Continue reading

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12 New Things – 1a. Homemade Hand Soap

I am a little behind already on my 12 New Things projects. The first was to make at least three new (for me) homemade cleaning products. Hand soap was the first experiment (although I decided not to make antibacterial hand … Continue reading

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