Homeschooling with the Principle Approach, an Overview

Homeschooling with the Principle Approach an Overview

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I’ve been homeschooling my four children since 1997. My youngest child will graduate next year. Over the years I’ve seen many homeschooling methods rise. Homeschoolers are smart cookies and tend to seek the best for their families.

A little of my story…

My oldest child had been in a private Christian school, classical in nature. He would come home in the evenings with homework that consisted of repetitious parotting. The idea was learning took place by rote memorization. It made sense at the time, but I did feel strongly we could do just as well at home without the private school price tag.

We got a copy of World Magazine in the mail and ran across an ad for the Noah Plan. It’s idea of appealing to Scripture as our source of reasoning spoke to my heart. We ordered the Plan.

The plan came and I sat on the floor surrounded by a giant dictionary and big red books. And I cried! I was overwhelmed! My own re-education was about to begin. And that’s where we’ll begin today, with a little education. ūüėČ

I’ll share the rest of my story another day.

Defining the Principle Approach

So, what IS the Principle Approach? It’s the re-discovery and re-statement of the historic truths or principles of God’s Word on which the character of our American founding was built. It’s the Christian method of reasoning from the Bible and from it how to comprehend all subjects. Yes, all.

Seven Key Principles of America’s Christian History and Government

There are seven key principles that were identified and restored by Verna Hall and Rosalie Slater.

  • God’s Principle of Individuality
  • Christian Principle of Self-government
  • America’s Heritage of Christian Character
  • Conscience is the most sacred of all property.
  • Christian form of American Government
  • How the Seed of Local Self-government is Planted
  • Christian Principle of American Political Union

What the Principle Approach Can Accomplish

A Principle is “the source, origin, or cause of a thing; that from which a thing proceeds.” – Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

Did you know our nation had a Gospel purpose? Read the Mayflower Compact and discover for yourself. The Principle Approach can restore this by the radical idea that a new civilization is built upon a new man (Christ, the new Adam) through regeneration and the resulting liberty of the Christian individual extends to the civil sphere.

Do you know what it means to think governmentally? We do it everyday. It’s simply asking “who or what is in control”, who is doing the directing or regulating. Think about a self-governed person, one who has been redeemed and regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This individual might extend Biblical principles in his home, church, and civil sphere.

The 4 R’s of the Principle Approach

Children (and teacher!) are taught a method of learning to uncover universal principles and how to apply them. This is called 4 R’ing.

  • Research- studying God’s word to identify basic principles of live and living
  • Reason-reasoning from the principles identified and applying them to homeschool subjects (or any subject)
  • Relate- expounding the principles and relating the truths to individual Christian character
  • Record- the use of writing to create a written record of the way in which the principles are applied. A notebook (sometimes called the Notebooking Method) is the tool used.

The Distinctives of the Principle Approach

  • Demonstrates that the history of Christianity and the history of America can’t be separated
  • Restores our heritage of Christian scholarship
  • Brings both student and subject into harmony with the Word of God
  • Brings a unity of subject through a diversity of teachers and subjects
  • Recovers the Biblical origin and purpose of each subject by copious use of defining our terms
  • Unifies Biblical principles with supportive ideas and facts
  • Produces Christian scholarship and character necessary to supporting our families, churches, and nation

Feeling overwhelmed with that information? Don’t worry! We just needed a big picture to start. I’m confident anyone can learn the Principle Approach. I did. My four children have. I’ve taught numerous moms. You can do it!

Additional resources:

Education methods: The Principle Approach http://ultimateradioshow.com/education-methods-principle-approach/

Make Your Homeschool One-of-a-Kind http://ultimateradioshow.com/making-your-homeschool-one-of-a-kind/

Mighty Works of God http://pilgriminstitute.org/?option=com_content&view=article&id=267&Itemid=19

 

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Lost and Found with Kendra Fletcher

Mommy Jammes Night Kendra Fletcher Lost and Found

 

Show Notes:

Scripture references: Romans 8

  • God’s got this
  • God loves you
  • God’s not surprised by anything in your life
  • Our trust is in Jesus alone
  • Surround yourself with supportive friends

About Lost and Found by Kendra Fletcher:

“The “right” homeschooling philosophy. The right brand of theology. The “right” meal-planning, home-managing, keep-it-all-together parenting. Kendra Fletcher, homeschooling mom of eight, had it all “right,” until it all fell apart. In the course of eighteen months, Kendra found her baby in a coma, ran over her five-year-old, and nearly lost her eight-year-old to a septic ruptured appendix. Lost and Found is the story of how God used those events to transform her family’s self-righteous religion into freedom in Christ. Fletcher’s debut book is the gripping true story of how God used suffering to save her family from empty religion. As wave after wave of crisis hit, the Fletchers discovered that getting religion “right” wasn’t a good substitute for a living relationship with a loving God. Through their suffering, they learned about misplaced identities and false hope, and they threw themselves wholly into the arms of Jesus where they found the grace they needed. Fletcher, a well-known writer and conference speaker in Christian homeschooling circles, addresses the quiet legalism that so easily infiltrates Christian communities and exposes the dangers of focusing our hopes on the “right” ways of worship, work, and family life. More than a memoir, Lost and Found invites all of us to give up the things that hold us in bondage and find our value, worth, significance, hope, and identity in Christ alone.”

If you enjoyed the podcast…

Be sure and check out Kendra’s book here and connect with her via her blog and social media¬†and don’t miss her podcasts on the Network as HomeschoolingIRL.¬†

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Using Movies to Teach

Using Movies to Teach

Using movies to teach in your homeschool

Going to the movies as a family today is hard.¬†Before you even get to the issues of time, money, and motivation, you have to discern what’s appropriate for a family to see together.

Not easy. 

We’re bombarded with so many messages that are contrary to family and faith when we walk in a movie theater, our tendency is to skip this form of recreation completely.

What if, though, as Christians we redeem those movies that do make the list of family friendly? What if we could use movies to teach in our homeschool?

A look at Smurfs: The Lost Village

from PluggedIn review:

“The past two big-screen Smurf outings carried a relatively high-price-tag combination of live-action and animation. They were Hollywood movie-template concoctions with just enough silly, just enough sweet and just enough kick-’em-in-the-Smurfside snark to supposedly “appeal to the whole family.”

Thankfully, this newest Smurf flick sorta shoves, er, Smurfs that cynical strategy onto the junk heap and goes back to the kid-movie drawing board. Frankly, the Smurfs: The Lost Village‘s creators do something really brave: They make a movie ‚Ķ just for kids.

Yeah, there’s a just a dash of potty humor. But this all-animated kid’s fare never winks at the adults watching. It never splashes viewers with pop-culture gunk or doles out tucked-beneath-the-surface innuendo that it hopes little guys won’t catch. Nope, Smurfs: The Lost Village is a rollicking story aimed exclusively at youngsters.

Don’t be locked into someone else’s label for you, it tells the tykes. Give of yourself, care for others, do your best, and most of all, be there for the ones you love. Why? Well, because those are all the right things to do.

And that’s a pretty Smurftastic set of messages for kids ‚Ķ and for parents, too, come to think of it.”

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Redeeming qualities of Smurfs: the Lost Village

Five teachable themes*

 

  1. The Source of our Identity. Smurfette must learn who she is in relation to the other Smurfs. In a day when identity is a buzzword, we can ask our children, “Who are you?” and teach them they are God’s handiwork.
  2. A Servant’s Heart. One way we discover who we are is through serving others. We can ask our children, “How can you serve God to show love?”
  3. Courage to Act. In a culture that shouts to just “go with the flow” and leave bravery behind, Smurfette is an example of bravery when she sets out to discover what’s beyond their Smurf village. We can encourage our children to follow her lead and remind them of the ordinary men and women of Scripture who did great things.
  4. Our Past Doesn’t Define Us. Smurfette’s origins want to keep her from acts of bravery and the discovery of who she is. We can use this as a springboard to point to Scripture’s teachings on Grace. We can share the Gospel with our children.
  5. Loved into Being.¬†The beautiful message of Papa Smurf’s care and love for Smurfette is a redeeming type of love that shows love overcomes evil. We can ask, “How did God love humankind into being?”

My teens and I will be seeing Smurfs: The Lost Village and look forward to the discussion it generates. Let me know what you think when you see it!

*Five teachable themes taken from the Smurfs Discussion Guide made available from Affirm Films.

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Family Friendly Staycation Ideas for Homeschoolers

Family friendly staycation ideas for homeschool families

Family friendly staycation ideas for homeschoolers

Wouldn’t it be fun to play a vacation that didn’t involve 20 hours in the car? It’d be great to save money, too! Summer is right around the corner and vacation planning starts now.

Here are some fun ideas you can do as a family that children of all ages could enjoy! And you don’t have to wait until summer.

Camping

Search your local camping sites and you can find cabins for rental. You don’t even have to go any further than your own backyard. Even a makeshift tent will do! Here’s one idea: Backyard tent.¬†

Drive and Picnic

Load the family up head out for a day-trip! Keep the destination from the kids. Pack a picnic lunch. Keep the electronics and devices off. Sing, talk, and have fun. See what’s to be seen no more than two hours from home!

It doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy!

Date with a Book

If you’re a family that appreciates time at home and a staycation to you means staying at home, try a date with a book. Each family member wraps up a copy of their favorite book to share with another family member. You can write the description of the contents (don’t give away the title!). ¬†Here are some fun ideas: Date with a Book

Visit an Old Family Friend (or relative you’ve not seen in ages)

It seems today people have forgotten the fun of visiting friends and family who live a little further than across town. This one will take a little more planning and consent from the party you’ll visit. Come up with a hostess gift as a family to share. And your favorite foods or dessert!

Each Night a New Adventure!

A week’s staycation affords you seven different opportunities to try new things! Library, museum, nature center, park, roller skating, swimming, or a movie! You’ll sleep soundly each night from the adventure, but in the comfort of your own bed. Each day will bring a new thing to do.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money, do anything fancy, or be gone from home for days and days to enjoy a good time with your family. Keep a journal, take pictures, make memories!

 

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Homeschool Podcasts You Don’t Want to Miss

Homeschool podcasts you don't want to miss

Homeschool Podcasts You Don’t Want to Miss

What is a podcast?

If you’re new to podcasts, it might help to begin with explaining what a podcast is! ¬†“Simply put, a Podcast is a series of audio or video recordings, that you can subscribe to and listen to whenever you like.” – The Podcast Host.

This makes it easy to listen to your favorite individuals in areas that are important to you and your family, such as homeschooling and parenting.

On the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network you can listen to podcasts by streaming directly on the website for any of the show hosts. You can also subscribe to the shows via iTunes or Google Play and the new shows will automatically load to your subscribed shows. Easy peasy.

How will homeschool podcasts benefit my homeschool?

As a busy homeschooling family, you may wonder how adding one more thing to do to your day will benefit your homeschool. With the wide variety of homeschool podcasts to choose from there are so many ways you can reap the benefits!

  • encouragement- it’s not easy to get away to a homeschool conference. With the push of the “play” button you can listen to a pep-talk from your favorite speaker.
  • methods and homeschool philosophy- ¬†you can listen to ways to homeschool.
  • homeschool helps- math, grammar, writing … there’s a podcast to help.

Homeschool Podcasts You Don’t Want to Miss

This isn’t an exhaustive list of all of the great homeschool podcasts, just a list of favorites according to listeners and a few of my own.

Do you have a favorite show post or podcast show on the Network? I’d love to hear which podcasts speak to you!

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A Remnant of Righteousness

A Remnant of Righteousness

with Anne Marie Gosnell

Anne Marie Gosnell Mommy Jammies Night with Gina Glenn A Remnant of Righteousness

 

Join Anne Marie as she focuses on moms being leaders of the remnant. We will dig into the book of Judges and pop into Ruth as we discuss teaching ethics and sanctification to our kids. Let’s make sure they know the WHY and the HOW of being a Christian.

Freebie from Anne Marie: Checklist-1

Giveaway from Anne Marie: http://ultimateradioshow.com/giveaways/

 

Show notes:

The Remnant of Righteousness

Introduction:

  • Look up Judges 2.
  • Story of futureflyingsaucers.com name
  • Disclaimer to moms ‚Äď Surround yourself with mercy and grace.

Judges:

  • Set the stage from Joshua
  • Why does the oppression in Judges happen?
  • It only takes 1 generation
  • Cycle of sin

Ruth:

  • God always has a remnant no matter how dark and oppressed the world gets.
  • There was ‚Äúsomething‚ÄĚ about Naomi
  • What a blessing Ruth was to her generation and to those afterwards

Remnant of Righteousness Still Exists

  • Average Christian Life vs Normal Christian Life
  • Your WHY + HOW = WHAT

How Do We Teach the WHY and HOW to our Kids?

  • Isaiah 30:21
  • Shadow Stepping
  • Ephesians 5

 

Connect with Anne Marie:

Anne Marie has a graduate degree in education with a focus on developing curriculum and instruction. Her life journey includes over 25 years (so far!) in Children’s Ministry: Sunday School, Puppetry, Vacation Bible School, Children’s Church, Awana Bible Teacher, and various outreach ministries. She is the founder of www.futureflyingsaucers.com where she shares creative, engaging resources so parents and teachers can share Jesus without fear.

Anne Marie’s blog:¬†http://www.futureflyingsaucers.com/christian-parenting-the-remnant-of-righteousness/

 

The Benefits of Read Alouds in Your Homeschool

I wasn’t homeschooled, but I can remember loving library time in elementary school. It wasn’t just the books or the break away from the regular classroom. It was sitting on the big round rug listening to the librarian read aloud.

Benefits of read alouds in your homeschool

The Benefits of Read Alouds in Your Homeschool

There are studies that demonstrate that read alouds can improve pronunciation, reading speed, and a student’s ability to make connections while reading. Further, “Reading aloud to young children, particularly in an engaging manner, promotes emerging literacy and language development and supports the relationship between child and parent.”1

Beyond studies, as homeschooling parents, we understand that adding read alouds to our homeschool can foster much more than an improvement in reading and a love for it, it can foster relationship. Relationship is fundamental to a successful homeschooling experience for our families.

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Through relationship we reach the souls of our children and through this relationship God shows us Himself.

How to Read Aloud

This might seem obvious. You choose a book and you begin reading aloud. Couldn’t be simpler, right? There are some tips and techniques that can make your read aloud time a better experience for everyone.

  1. Practice reading aloud. Vary your cadence. Use fun voices for certain characters if that seems fun to you!
  2. Pick a book YOU love when you first begin. If your favorite book is a longer one, try reading just a few chapters at a time, finding a stopping point that leaves them wanting more. This also teaches your child the art of savoring a book for themselves in their own reading.
  3. Keep a list of lists. Books lists will help you know the classics, the tried-and-true, the most-loved books. Suggestions: Caldecott winners, homeschooling read aloud lists, the 1,000 Good Books List, and the Vintage Homeschool Mom reading list podcast. 
  4. Take turns! You don’t have to be the only reader! Even the littlest of your children can take a turn in the read aloud seat!
  5. Make use of audio books and let the narrator take the role of teacher. This works wonderfully during long drives and the dinner making routine. You can find a wide selection at your library or even Audible.com. Our all-time favorite family read aloud was Where The Red Fern Grows. Other favorites include: The Courage of Sarah Noble, Heidi, and David Copperfield.

What if I don’t Like Reading Aloud?

If you don’t like reading aloud, it’s likely due to one of the following:

  • it’s a new concept to you and the learning curve seems too great
  • you’ve never developed a love of reading
  • you’re scared of failing
  • you’re tired after a day of homeschooling and homemaking or working and you don’t need to add one more thing to your list

I understand!¬†You don’t have to be perfect at reading aloud, you just have to begin! It’ll be an adventure! Make use of some of the techniques above and master the new skill or allow others (your own children and audio books) to help you!

Happy reading!

1 Archives of Disease in Childhood.

 

Read alouds by Media Angels: (available on Kindle)

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Future Flying Saucers?

What are future flying saucers?

A better question is who is the lady behind Future Flying Saucers?

Meet Anne Marie Gosnell.  Anne Marie is the founder of Future Flying Saucers where she shares creative, engaging resources so parents and teachers can share Jesus without fear.

And she’ll be joining us for Mommy Jammies Night March 14th.

Anne Marie Gosnell on Mommy Jammies Night

I’m pretty excited to learn how we¬†moms can be leaders!¬†She’ll take us on a walk ¬†into the book of Judges and pop into Ruth and discuss teaching ethics and sanctification to our kids. ¬†Anne Marie says, “Let’s make sure they know the WHY and the HOW of being a Christian.”

And that’s a struggle for moms isn’t it? How well do we know our own faith? Do we know it well enough to share it without fear? If we don’t, how will our kids? Do we know the why and how of being a Christian?

My youngest child is now 17 years old. I don’t know about you, but those teen years were a challenge for them in the culture in which we live. I was thankful for the time we’d spend in homeschooling making sure they knew their faith and could cling to it in times of trouble.

There are times we might wish for a “do-over” in regards to raising our children. If you find yourself in that situation, just know that it’s never too late to get reaquainted with the Lord.

I hope you’ll join us March 14, 2017 at 9 pm (est). In the meantime, get to know Anne Marie Gosnell and Future Flying Saucers by visiting her site.

She has a freebie for you!

Free sample lesson upon subscribing!

In Walk This Way: Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids, you’ll discover:
  • How to define a godly lifestyle so kids gain understanding.
  • Twenty lessons for children in grades K-6 to be used at home or church.
  • Engaging dialogue that gets kids thinking critically about life topics.
  • Tips and retrospectives that help you improve your teaching skills.

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Mommy Jammies Night 2017 Preview

Mommy Jammies Night

Mommy Jammies Night 2017 Preview

I’m so excited about Mommy Jammies Night this year! You’ll see some new faces and some old favorites and lots of exciting topics!

I’m going to introduce you to our guests for this year and share a little about each one so you can get to know them!

In January we had Jennifer O. White and she shared about One Wise Choice That Can Improve Any Relationship. You can catch that replay and get to know Jennifer on social media here.

February (this coming Thursday, a special night) we’ll have the creator of Mommy Jammies Night, Felice Gerwitz. She’s going to share with us about True Womanhood. Get to know Felice via her Vintage Homeschool Moms podcasts here.

March 14, 2017- Anne Marie Gosnell  About Anne: I have a graduate degree in education with a focus on developing curriculum and instruction. My life journey includes over 25 years (so far!) in Children’s Ministry: Sunday School, puppetry, Vacation Bible School, Children’s Church, and various outreach ministries.I am also the author of Walk This Way: Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids.

April 11, 2017 Kendra Fletcher¬† About Kendra: While many things could define my life in terms of how I spend my days...I want most to find my identity in Christ alone, knowing how quickly all the other descriptors can take my focus off the one who has Redeemed my soul.I’m married to the best man I know– Fletch is my friend, confidant, provider, humorist, and lover of Jesus. There are also 8 fun-loving children entrusted to this home and growing up (or grown up already) here.

Blogging and podcasting at HomeschoolingIRL, where my husband Fletch and I tackle the not-so-pretty and the very good of homeschooling with humor and tongues in cheek.

Since 2006, it’s been a passion and a privilege for me to encourage other moms beginning their homeschool journeys with little ones underfoot.¬† The Preschoolers and Peace website and blog can be found here.

May 9, 2017- Lindsey Stomberg About: Two different perspectives on life, motherhood, homeschooling, and more. Join the conversation with moms just like you at TalkingMom2Mom.com!

June 13, 2017 Heather Laurie About: I started Special Needs Homeschooling because 4 of my 5 children were diagnosed with autism. Our homeschooling was filled with therapy, doctor’s appointments, and behavioral issues that others just didn’t understand. Later we found out that I and my children also have mitochondrial disease.

Our homeschooling is unique and this journey had taken us to many unexpected places. We have homeschooled in the hospital, doctor’s offices, and therapy parking lots. The wide variety of problems the children are dealing with have left Chris and I uniquely positioned to cover first hand a large variety of problems.

I began my blog to reach out and help other families homeschooling with special needs. My blog Special Needs Homeschooling has grown since then bigger than I ever imagined. It now has a Facebook page and group that is highly active.

July 11, 2017 Kathy Lee¬†About:¬†Kathy H. Lee is an award winning author that has been dedicated to the well-being of young children for over 25 years. As a former teacher and ‚Äč‚Äčadministrator,‚Äč Kathy has extensive experience in the field of early childhood education.She is the mother of many¬†children, both adopted and biological and enjoys sharing her journey of imperfect motherhood. A sought-after speaker worldwide, Kathy is most often described as a passionate, experienced, and humorous presenter.

August 8, 2017 Lea Ann Garfias  About: I’m a homeschool graduate and homeschooling mother of four children, ages eight to seventeen. My oldest just graduated! My husband works for Bank of America, coaches his own competitive soccer club, and leads children’s ministry.  I teach our children, make lists, scream at soccer games, conduct church choir, and play the violin in local symphonies. Somehow in the midst of that I find time for writing.

September 12, 2017 Jen Grice About: I believe beauty can come out ashes. Your story is not over after divorce; it has only just begun. I am not a therapist or a psychologist, and I do not know the perfect path to healing. I have just been there. I support others as they start on this new chapter of life… after divorce.I know God can heal, redeem, and restore your life… just like He did mine.

October 10, 2017 ‚Äď ¬†Karla VanBibber¬†About: ¬†At Living the Life Fantastic, I share the tips and resources my children have learned to use to manage their own anxieties, and help you find peace of mind.
November 14, 2017 ‚Äď LaToya Edwards¬†¬†About:¬†Hi! I‚Äôm LaToya, a certified Christian Life Coach and mentor. I¬†am¬†a recovering perfectionist and control freak who loves old movies, good books, and strawberry¬†H√§agen-Dazs¬ģ¬†ice cream. ¬†A few years ago I traded in a law degree to stay home and homeschool my boys and I never looked back!

December 12, 2017 РTwo Teal Mugs, Prayse and Danielle About: Two friends, lots of kiddos, spilling coffee and a little bit of chaos! The creators of the Intentional Life Planner are going to share organizational ideas, planning, and ways to make 2018 your best (most organized) year yet!

I hope you’re just as excited as I am!

See you soon!

Gina

Encouraging words for the homeschool mom

Encouraging words homeschool mom

Encouraging words for the homeschool mom

Where do you for for encouraging words as a homeschool mom? We can go to our friends. We can sometimes go to our family. Can I suggest we go first to God’s Word?

Encouraging words from the Bible

The Bible has over 780,000 words so sitting down with Bible in lap to find ones to encourage you might seem daunting! What if I share some of my favorite with you? That will get you going.

  • Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10). I love this one because it means I don’t have to have everything figured out. That’s God’s job.
  • For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‚ÄúDo not fear.¬† I will help you.‚ÄĚ (Isaiah 41:14).¬†If you’re like me, fear can be a bad motive in decision making. This verse reminds me that I can depend on God. So can you.
  • Behold,¬†children are a heritage from the LORD,¬†the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of¬†a warrior¬†are the children¬†of one‚Äôs youth. Blessed is the man¬†who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame¬†when he speaks with his enemies¬†in the gate. (Psalm 127: 3-5).¬†This one keeps me grateful when the laundry is piled high and dinner dishes are still in the sink at breakfast. My children are a reward, not a burden. So are yours!
  • Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. (Proverbs 31:31).¬†You know when you’re sporting that pony and sweatpants this is the verse you say to yourself. ūüôā

My challenge to you this week is to write these verses out. Hang them where you can read them and begin memorizing them! Meditate on them this week when motherhood gets hard.

Join us at our next Mommy Jammies Night at a special date, Thursday, February 16. 

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