7 Savvy Projects to Make from Recycled Cans

7 Savvy Projects to Make from Recycled Cans

By now you must know there’s a special day for just about anything you can imagine. Take today for example. Did you know that September 27 is “Crush a Can” Day? That’s right — although I don’t know why anybody would want to crush a can when there are so … Continue reading

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Are You a Good Neighbor? (Coloring Page)

Free Scripture-based coloring pages from www.flandersfamily.info -- in English or Spanish!

Did you know National Good Neighbor Day is right around the corner? Formerly celebrated on the fourth Sunday in September, it is now observed on September 28 every year. Do you have a good relationship with your neighbors? If so, thank God for that fact. If not, then pray that … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Watercolor Masterpieces (Timberdoodle Review)

Easily create your own watercolor masterpieces with Aquarelle Monet

Our family recently tried out another painting kit from Timberdoodle. This one is called Aquarelle Monet. Since several of our children are budding artists, this kit was right up their alley. They could hardly wait to get started. The box says “Watercolor Made Easy,” which is an accurate description. Except … Continue reading

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50 Wholesome, Quick & Easy Snacks (Free Printable)

Quick, easy, HEALTHFUL snacks for kids and grown-ups alike | from www.flandersfamily.info

My husband and I have recently made some pretty radical changes to our eating habits. Medical study after medical study has shown that the lower your consumption of animal products, the lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, obesity, and a host of other diseases and health problems. … Continue reading

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Free Printing Practice Sheets

Free Printing Practice Sheets to help with letter reversals | from www.flandersfamily.info

One of my children had a hard time remembering which way the numbers 6 and 3 were supposed to go, so I designed a number writing practice sheet that proved to be a huge help in correcting those mistakes. Now I have a child who sometimes has a similar problem … Continue reading

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Finding Faithful Friends (Coloring Page)

Free Scripture-based coloring pages from www.flandersfamily.info -- in English or Spanish!

When I was little and in need of a friend, I remember my mother leading me from house to house all around our neighborhood looking for a girl my age who would play with me. As an adult, I’ve noticed that my Father is the One who has found me … Continue reading

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How Do You Handle Picky Eaters?

How to Handle Picky Eaters

Growing up, I had a friend whose mother would save whatever he refused to eat at one meal and serve it to him for the next. I don’t know about you, but I doubt I would recall my childhood very fondly if I’d routinely had the same bowl of soggy … Continue reading

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Constitution Day Coloring Pages (Free Printables)

Free patriotic coloring pages for Constitution Day from www.flandersfamily.info

Although Constitution Day technically falls on September 17 (tomorrow), the US is officially observing it a day early this year. I’m all for celebrating the US Constitution, so I thought I’d share a couple of coloring pages today from my devotional journal God Bless America: The thing I love most … Continue reading

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Tiggly Words (Timberdoodle Review)

Tiggly Words - Toys for Tablets

Last month my youngest daughter took Tiggly Math for a test drive, and this month, she has been doing the same with Tiggly Words. Tiggly Words is designed to help pre-readers recognize phonemes, construct sounds, explore long and short vowel sounds, learn about spelling patterns, and compose stories in a … Continue reading

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Beginning Geography (Timberdoodle Review)

Beginning Geography workbook

Timberdoodle sells a lot of fun products for teaching geography. We’ve used their Global Puzzle for years and have recently discovered and enjoyed their 3-D puzzle globe, as well. But it wasn’t until this summer that we tried any of their geography workbooks. Since map-reading workbooks were completely new to … Continue reading

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Famous Figures of History (Timberdoodle Review)

"Famous Figures" book series -- great activity for reinforcing what we're learning in history!

Between our recent road trip, starting back to school, and our upcoming move, I’ve fallen behind on reviewing the curriculum and other amazing products Timberdoodle sent me earlier this summer, so I’ll be playing catch-up on the blog this week with three back-to-back reviews. First up, we have a delightful … Continue reading

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Mailbag: Scripture Copywork in Manuscript

Free printable copywork in Print and Cursive

Hi, Jennifer. I found your site on accident today and I love it! I am looking for Scripture copywork in print rather than cursive. Is this something I am not finding on your site? Thank you! Amber Hi, Amber. I hadn’t posted any print copywork previously, but had been thinking … Continue reading

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It’s Grandparents Day! (Free Coloring Page)

Free Scripture-based coloring pages from www.flandersfamily.info -- in English or Spanish!

This week, I’m sharing a special coloring page for Grandparents Day, which is celebrated annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day. That’s today! The Bible tells us, “Grandchildren are like a crown to the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents.” (Proverbs 17:6) If you or your … Continue reading

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A Simple Sewing Project for Beginners

The simplest sewing project ever -- perfect for beginners! from flandersfamily.info

Did you know that today is Sewing Machine Day? If you are fortunate enough to know how to use such a machine, then get it out and teach your child this important life skill. If you don’t know how to sew, but would like to learn, the simple little sundress … Continue reading

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Economics for Everybody (Review & Giveaway)

Economics for Everybody

One of my goals over the summer was to cover a couple of subjects we normally don’t tackle during the school year, including economics. When I first pitched this idea to my children, it wasn’t met with a lot of enthusiasm. At least, not until after they viewed the first … Continue reading

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Get Your Fair Entries Ready!

Abby shows off her prize-winning fingerpainting.

Have you ever competed in a State Fair? Maybe raised a calf with 4H or entered some homemade preserves in the canning competition or sewn a dress for the fashion show? Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around the Creative Arts competition at the Texas State Fair, and now … Continue reading

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