Valentine’s Day Books & Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so we want to  be sure you have time to reserve these books at your library or find great deals to order. Holidays provide one of the easiest opportunities to build traditions with our family.  And reading favorite books year after year is a delightful (and easy!) tradition to start!  I like to order one new book each season if I can, and that helps build our collection without breaking the bank. If you have a used bookstore nearby, that’s even better!  We’ve shared quality books we recommend and some FIAR topics you can study or review as you read them.

By |January 29th, 2015|Holidays, Homeschool|1 Comment

What does Jane Claire Recommend for Valentine’s Day?

With the upcoming celebration of Valentine’s Day, I was sitting in my office pondering expressions of close families, family ties, and family love as portrayed in literature. Suddenly the titles of books and pictures of families, began to run through my mind: The Swiss Family Robinson, Little Women, Little Men, Heidi (when she makes it back to the arms of her Grandfather on the Alm), Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, and The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew . If I had waited

By |February 1st, 2013|Holidays, Preschool|0 Comments

From Our Home to Yours

Thanks for allowing us to share your journey! May you each have a blessed Christmas day as you celebrate what’s most important!

By |December 24th, 2012|Advent, Christmas, Holidays, Thank You!|Comments Off on From Our Home to Yours

Just Around the Corner!

Christmas is truly around the corner! We hope this finds you enjoying your family, making sweet memories and celebrating the birth of our Savior. In the last couple of weeks we have been busily making cookies,

By |December 22nd, 2012|Holidays|Comments Off on Just Around the Corner!

Margin in December?

So we’re hurtling headlong toward Christmas, and for most of us that means stumbling over a thousand loose ends and to-do projects that seem to consume our every waking thought at times.



Find some margin.

Read a book with your children.

Go for a walk.

NO holiday is worth losing your peace or being so over-committed that you end up wanting to

By |November 29th, 2012|Advent, Christmas, Coffee with Steve, Encouragement, Holidays|0 Comments