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New Seasons for The Homestead

Seasons change on the homestead just like the seasons of our lives.  Our life has been through many seasons and God has been so faithful through them all.  Over the years, we have been able to learn the art of self-sufficiency and how to work hand-in-hand with our family to put food on the table. 

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How to Make Homeschool Fun

How do you make homeschool fun? Easy.  Make it fun.   Many moms tell me that it can be a drag.  They may feel inadequate.  Some give their children a stack of boring books to mark through with daily reading and busy work.  Others just do not even teach their children at all because they

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Summer Story Pt 2 (Remodeling and Barn Raising)

Upon arriving home from Wisconsin, we came home to Lucy who thought we left her forever.  She had this separation anxiety while we were gone.  Dogs do not always understand that when you drive out and do not come back for a few days, you may never return.  Growing up in a dog kennel, I

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Being Productive with Toddlers

From my last post on Being Productive, I simply laid out what my life looks like right now.  For some younger mothers who have many little ones, their situation seems more difficult to schedule.  No, not really.  I always had a system.  I had 5 little ones under 5 years old.  I remember when I

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Being Productive and Proactive

Being productive with your timeIf a person sleeps 10 hours, they are awake for a total of 14 hours. I typically sleep 7 hours so I have 17 hours of time each day. What do you do with your time? If you feel overwhelmed with all that you have to do in a day, it

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5 Ways to Start Homesteading Today

Are you still dreaming about becoming a homesteader some day?   Some day when you finally convince your husband to sell the suburban home and move out to the country.  A day you can finally afford that pretty piece of God’s country where you can plant your roots and start growing. You go online and

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7 Days of Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Every home needs a good, solid cleaning once or twice every year.  After the long, cold winter, you are ready to open up the windows to allow the light to shine in and the breeze to blow gently across the floors.  The light reveals the dirt that has built up over the long

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Get this Hoarder in Order:  Housekeeping Etiquette

Do Not Open My Closet… Are you always ready for visitors to pop in unannounced?  The answer for most women these days, is NO.  I know most ladies wait until about one hour before their husband comes home to tidy up the house.  The rest of the day, the house is a pig pen.  I

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The Mom Bucks Miracle

Winter brings something we all dread…Cabin fever.  The kids are full of pent up energy and have nowhere to run it all off.  It’s cold, damp, and raining most days, so the kids just stay in.  They bicker and quarrel, they sit around and do nothing and as a mom, I shake my head and

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