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Is It Enough?

In The First Gift of Christmas Richard Paul Evans asks, "Is there enough awe in my child, enough magic left, to save a world?  For within my heart I lament a great truth - that the only promise of childhood is that it will end.  And I wonder what I have given her to take its place.  And is it enough?"

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.  What is in your heart today?  What gifts are you passing on to your loved ones - especially your children - that can't be bought or forgotten?  Have you, like Richard Paul Evans, ever asked yourself, "Is it enough?"  What memories and traditions will your children pass on?  In the rush of the coming of Christmas - meaning Christ's mass - have you stopped long enough to contemplate the depth of its meaning?  Or shared it with a child? 

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Posted in: Holidays
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Traditional Pumpkin Pie

In order to keep some tradition I combined my grandmothers' pumpkin pie recipes together to make, what I consider (and so does my family) the perfect traditional pumpkin pie.  Let me share my secret recipe with you:

 

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Posted in: Recipes, Holidays
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Freebies for Friends and Homeschoolers
Can you believe it?  Oliver De Mille (who wrote the foreword for my revised copy of The ABC's of Homeschooling) and his wife Rachel, are offering many of their products for free.  Their way of saying thank you for their great success.

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Posted in: Homeschooling
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Top 5 Activities to Make Education Fun and  Interesting
Top 5 Activities to Make Education Fun and  Interesting.  Think about this quote from The ABC's of Homeschooling by Albert Einstein "It is nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry..."  The holy curiosity of inquiry is the sacred interest in questioning.  Check out the list below to find out how to make kids interested enough to learn, ask questions, and want to find the answers:

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Posted in: Homeschooling
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Parenting is a Marathon - Not a 5K
Like marathon running, when you become a parent you're in it for the long haul. It's not a 5K. It's not even a 42.2K. It's a lifetime of determination, energy, and sweat. But unlike marathon running, with parenting there is more than one finish line, and every time a child hugs you, tells you he loves you, or has his own personal wins - you become a winner as well :-)

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