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The Barnes Family Jedi Academy

The start of school is a magical time! New school supplies, a new classroom, and the anticipation of what the year will bring. Would my kids miss out on the excitment of a new school year because we homeschool? I have learned there is no need to fret. The excitement of my children for the …

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Our Journey: Sewing Hobbes & Fiona

Our family is obsessed with Calvin & Hobbes. Naturally the girls wanted a Hobbes stuffed animal. After a quick search, I learned that Bill Watterson never sold his rights to sell Calvin & Hobbes merchandise. I scoured the web and found an awesome free pattern to sew a stuffed Hobbes. She warns there is a …

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I love Spring

Fall is fast approaching and with it dawns a new school year! So naturally we are wrapping up the odds and ends from last year. One of those things is a music video by Zaylee the talented 7 year old composer. This spring while waiting for the snow to melt she wrote the words to …

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An Angel’s Lullaby

It has been four years since Izabelle passed through the veil of death. It feels like a lifetime ago, yet sometimes waves of grief hit as if we lost her yesterday. I thought my heart would be healed at this point…. but this month has taught me that my heart has a hole that I …

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Fear Not!

15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. 17 And Elisha prayed, …

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The Chronicles of Narnia

“But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan.” – C.S. Lewis (The Last Battle) This year we read the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. A favorite end of day activity is to read aloud to my children. We LOVED these books! The 7 books in this series include: The …

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Popcorn Reading

Nightly family scripture study is something we strive to do in our home. Our method to divide up reading has been to let the girls pick a few verses to read. We found that once those verses were read attention would wander. I prayed and searched for a solution to this problem.  The answer to …

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Hogwarts Homeschool – Part 3

1.) Which Hogwarts house would you be sorted into? At the beginning of the school year, many new and exciting things were taking place. I intentionally chose to save the sorting activity for the end of the year. I was worried it would divide us and ultimately mess up our points system (read about our …

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