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It's Good to Be Bored - Collage Friday


Boredom leads to great creativity - boredom busters for kids

This was our scheduled spring break. Other than the kids having friends over on Monday and another scheduled get together with friends, we did NOTHING. 

(Well, I did sneak away for lunch with two different friends who mean a lot to me. It's nice to have one child who is old enough to hold down the fort now while I run off for an hour or two!)

One day we bought new sidewalk chalk and the kids decided to cover our entire driveway - which is pretty long - with drawings. It was heart warming to hear them laughing and talking together outside. It made me thankful for homeschool and the time it allows Anna and Grant to have together. 

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How to Blog and Make Money


How to Blog and Make Money

People are surprised when I tell them I make money blogging.

"I didn't know you could make money on a blog." 

"How did you learn to blog?"

"How do you make money with your blog?"

Yes, you can make money blogging, and there are so many ways to learn! 

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15 Ways to Stop Spoiling Your Kids

 Stop Spoiling Your Children

It's time to stop spoiling our children.

Parents have abdicated their instinctual jobs as parents in favor of letting the CULTURE raise their children. Children spend more waking hours with peers than they do with parents. 

How in the world do we expect peers to raise peers? The parent/child relationship carries less and less meaning as each generation unfolds, and I believe the results are disastrous.

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