what Scrooge teaches us about giving & why we have to do it
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what Scrooge teaches us about giving & why we have to do it

One of our kids made a case for the existence of Santa: Dear Mommy, Santa is real because the FBI told me so, and because who else would put the Santa present under the tree; and somebody has to live in the North Pole. Compelling arguments. I like to think he is real too. Someone that … Continue reading

a Christmas Collection: recipes, traditions & music
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a Christmas Collection: recipes, traditions & music

It’s a week before Christmas eve and I’ve not baked up a storm. Our personal stamp on Christmas for the last twenty years, our unique version of Christmas family traditions, was super fun to decide in our early family’s life. Falling back on the same traditions year after year creates a continuity, a collection of … Continue reading

unschooling Christmas studies
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unschooling Christmas studies

Unschooling Christmas studies: a necessity at Christmas break? Not sure if we’re gearing down because we’re mentally gearing up for Christmas, but it seems to me that keeping everyone’s attention is getting more challenging. I don’t think it’s the increased sweets factor, the candy canes coming from every direction, the Hershey’s almond kisses, the gingerbread cookies … Continue reading

tis the season: ten steps to simplify Christmas
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tis the season: ten steps to simplify Christmas

Top five things you don’t want to hear your kiddos say that’ll surely not simplify Christmas… 5. Mom I need a reindeer outfit for the pageant…tomorrow. 4. I told Santa I want a Saint Bernard. 3. I’m wrapping your present. I can’t get him to hold still. 2. I told the Pastor you’d direct the … Continue reading

I’m dreaming of a simple christmas…
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I’m dreaming of a simple christmas…

Remember when we went to the mall and had our kids sit on Santa’s lap? Seemed like simpler times. Watching Santa greet kiddos at the mall, my son Zach wanted to know: “Where’s the chimney for Santa to come down?” Zach is questioning the validity to all this Santa stuff. At the Santa swim time…”Does … Continue reading

Join the 5 Day 2021 Homeschool Vision Challenge
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Join the 5 Day 2021 Homeschool Vision Challenge

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/5-Day-Homeschool-Mama-2021-Vision-Challenge.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download A 5 Day Homeschool Mama Challenge to enable your vision, clarity, and purpose in your 2021 Homeschool. Teresa Wiedrick “The question is not how to survive, but how to thrive, with passion, compassion, humour and style.” Maya Angelou Know Your Why What are your homeschool goals? Why you … Continue reading