How I Organize My Homeschool Lesson Plans for Preschool

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Over the summer, I spent a lot of time getting organized for the upcoming homeschool preschool year. I've learned that if I have to plan, prepare, or think about anything the week before I'm supposed to teach something to my son, you can bet your bottom dollar preschool doesn't happen the following week. When I had my second son, I prepared a lot of Before Five in a Row units ahead of time for Continue Reading

Why I Wrote the Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum for Toddlers

Why I Wrote the Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum for Toddlers. | IntentionalByGrace.com

And there, in the stable, amongst the chickens and the donkeys and the cows, in the quiet of the night, God gave the world his wonderful gift. The baby that would change the world was born. His baby Son. ~The Jesus Storybook Bible, page 182 Exhausted and glistening from the pains of labor, I listened to the screams of my newly birthed child. The magnitude of what I just did rushed over me, as I Continue Reading

The Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum for Toddlers is Now On Sale!

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Want to share the Gospel with your toddler on a more regular basis? Want to start teaching biblical truths to your child but not sure where to start? You’re not alone. The Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum for Toddlers is a downloadable 350-page curriculum designed to help you teach early learning skills to your child while instilling God's truth. One week at a time, I will guide you through Continue Reading

Sort the Mail: Learning Math Through Pretend Play

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The preschool years are all about learning through play. We hear that all the time, but as adults, I think it's hard for us to understand sometimes. It's been years since most of us got in the floor and played blocks, raced cars, and drew pictures from our imaginations. It takes a lot of serious thought for me to come up with ways to play with my child while teaching him early learning skills. Continue Reading

Our Homeschool Preschool Curriculum for 2014-2015

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I know it's cliche, but I cannot believe we are beginning homeschool preschool this year. I really enjoyed our intentional toddler time together and even easing into more of a preschool model with Before Five in a Row Curriculum, but I'm elated to begin preschool with Sam. He's beyond excited himself, which makes it even more fun! Today, I wanted to share with you my plans for our 2013-2014 Continue Reading

3 Ways to Get Your Days Back to School Ready

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By contributing writer, Victoria Do you hear that? Sadly the sounds of summer are quickly coming to an end. The long, lazy days will soon be replaced with school bells, sports practice and a more structured routine as we start to head into the pre-fall phase of the year. I like the term pre-fall because while technically it’s still summer, and for most of the country it still feels like Continue Reading

Menu Plan Monday – August 11th {Whole 30 Edition}

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Last week, I shared my first menu plan, and I was so glad to hear that it was helpful to so many of you! We are currently on Day 15 of the Whole 30 Challenge. This week puts into the back half of the challenge! A Whole 30 Update Briefly, my experience with the Whole 30 Challenge so far has been a roller coaster. I expected this to be a relatively easy challenge, seeing as my family has been Continue Reading

My Favorite Quiet Time Resources for Small Children

When Mommy needs a quiet time, here are my favorite quiet time resources for small children! Don't just keep them occupied - teach them about Jesus too!

Being a mom of small children comes with many challenges (as does every other season of parenting, of course). One of the biggest challenges I have found in my nearly four years of motherhood is the ability to have a consistent quiet time with the Lord. We all know it's rarely quiet in a home with small children, and getting time alone to shower, let alone to meet with the Lord can be downright Continue Reading

Preparing For a New Homeschool Year {with printable checklist}

Preparing for a New Homeschool Year {with printable checklist} | Everything you need to remember at the beginning of a new homeschool year | IntentionalByGrace.com

By contributing writer, Amy I just love the start of a new school year. I always have. (Shhh....don't tell my children!) When I was a kid, I appreciated the fresh opportunity to work hard, get good grades, and finally conquer my usual procrastination. Even if I didn't always love school itself, I liked the new beginning. And, oh boy, I sure loved the new notebooks, new dividers, and new Continue Reading

Menu Plan Monday – August 4th {Whole 30 Edition}

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Last week, I asked in my weekly newsletter if anyone would be interested in me sharing our weekly menu plan. I was blown away by how many emails flooded my inbox with a resounding, "YES!" Now I know if I ever just need to fill up my inbox to just ask about menu planning! I guess we're all in this boat together - the one where menu planning is necessary, good and true, but can be a serious Continue Reading