The Well-Planned Day Sale Reminder

October 25, 2013

Only a week left to take advantage of the 40% off code for a copy of the prettiest little planner I ever saw. You know you want it. Clicky, clicky: That’s an affiliate link, btw. Thanks for your purchase!

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You Want a Christian Nation?

October 24, 2013

Stop letting the government raise your children. Remember way back when President Obama declared that “America is no longer a Christian nation.”? The chatter in Christian circles was, for the most part, indignant. How could he say such a thing? Of course America is a Christian nation! Aren’t we here? The headlines should have read […]

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Just Ask the Wemmicks: Help! I’m Lonely!

October 16, 2013

This week’s JATW question comes from a homeschooling mom who is, as I’m sure many of us are, looking for some friendships that go beyond friendly acquaintance.: I’m looking for wisdom in maintaining friendships for myself while homeschooling. What kind of schedule have other women found works best for them and their families? Over the […]

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Does Your Homeschool Need a Little Boost?

October 9, 2013

Troubleshooting your lame-o homeschool year. (This post will be absolutely stuffed with affiliate links. Read it anyway.) For me, the scariest thing about October is not Halloween. It’s the realization, after 6 or 8 weeks of lessons, that I wasn’t quite as ready for our school year as I thought I was. This year, I’ve […]

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Worship of God Conference (Giveaway!)

September 30, 2013

Long-time readers at Get Along Home will already know how important I think it is that kids attend worship services with their parents. While we don’t go to a church that bills itself as “family-integrated”, I don’t let that stop me from bringing my little trouble-makers right into the sanctuary with me, and neither do […]

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Sore Thumb Syndrome

September 23, 2013

What to do when you stick out like a sore thumb… I go everywhere with my five (going on six) children. This is mostly because I like going places with them, but also because they’re still too young to leave at home by themselves. When we go out in public, whether it is for shopping, […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Names

September 13, 2013

For your dust bunnies. This month’s Just Ask the Wemmicks question is a variation on a question that I’ve gotten a number of times from moms who feel like they’re just barely squeaking by. I think readers might sometimes get the impression that because my blog is well-edited, my life must be, also. I think […]

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Lilla Rose Giveaway

September 4, 2013

Readers of GAH! probably already know by now what a fan I am of Lilla Rose Flexi Clips. They’re a lovely, easy way to get hair out of the way. Even someone who is as sadly inept at doin’ up hairs as I am can use these things with only a little practice. My little […]

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A Wee Little Announcement

August 30, 2013

There’s a reason I’m not blogging much, and it ain’t homeschooling. Well, I mean it is, but it’s also the fact that I’m too sick and tired to get anything done beyond meals and lessons. Sick and tired is good, though, because of  the reason for it. God willing, Little Baby #6 will be joining […]

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Back to School with a Chromebook

August 28, 2013

I don’t know about you, but my students don’t really use the internet much. They’re very wee, after all, and I like to keep screen time short. Their mother does use the internet a lot, though, and she has gotten mighty tired of lugging around her cumbersome (once-boss, now beat-up) HP Pavilion laptop. That thing is […]

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The Well-Planned Day Student Planner (Giveaway)

August 21, 2013

For the first few years of homeschooling, I’ve kept most of my lesson plans to myself and just guided the kids through our day. They were little, after all. As they’ve gotten older, though, and more numerous, I’ve found that I just can’t keep up with all that stuff by myself. And besides, why should […]

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Why does Jesse Have So Many Children?

August 12, 2013

People ask me, “Jesse,” they ask, “why aren’t you getting a vasectomy?” Wow. I thought I’d take a moment, this one time, here and now, to respond to that question about me and my testicles. I will create a QR Code, and have it emblazoned on a button, and I’ll wear it for just such […]

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Losing Our Kids to the World

August 9, 2013

A few months ago I was talking with a dear friend of mine, and we got onto the topic of homeschoolers losing their grown children to the world. These are not just run-of-the-mill unbelievers, either, but the kind of prodigals who are actively, vocally opposed to Christian homeschooling. The internet is teeming with this sort […]

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Titus 2 Tuesday: Natalie Klejwa

August 6, 2013

Bet you thought I’d forgotten about my own meme, didn’t you? And you were correct, if you thought that. You’re just so smart to figure that out. I’m forced to confess (since you caught me anyway), that I am a slacker. You think I’m a stay-at-home mom by choice, but the truth is I’m basically […]

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How to Make Little Kids Behave in Public

August 5, 2013

I’ve been asked several times (by young moms who have probably figured it all out for themselves by now because it took me so long to get around to an answer) how I get my kids to behave in public, i.e. stay in the cart or walk close to me, keep their hands to themselves, […]

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Three Decades of Fertility

July 29, 2013

In our culture, fertility is something that is expected to simply be there when you want it, and vamoose whenever you tell it to. Contrary to our modern understanding of womanhood, when God designed the female body, he designed fertility to be a constant part of many decades of our lives. Since the Fall, of […]

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Just Ask the Wemmicks: Modesty, Bathing Beauties, and Boys

July 25, 2013

The ladies who write at Visionary Womanhood have decided to answer readers’ questions as a group, each lady writing an article on her own blog for a single topic. I have inexplicably been included in this amazing group, even though I have a) never yet written a post there, though I hope to soon, and […]

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Homeschool Enrichment Magazine (Giveaway)

July 8, 2013

Offline homeschool encouragement! If you’re like me, the minute you turn your computer on for one little thing, you get sucked in and somehow find half your day wasted because…wait…why did I turn my computer on again? Oh, yeah! I needed some help with my homeschool! And yet, here sits my browser, open to Facebook, not […]

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Get Along Homeschool Curriculum Choices, 2013

July 2, 2013

Now that my homeschool plans are (kinda, sorta) finalized for the next year or so, maybe you’d like to take a look at them. Or maybe you wouldn’t. If not, I have other posts. Just scroll on down. Core: As I mentioned a couple of times before, our core for history, literature, and general knowledge […]

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Teach Them Diligently Marketplace

June 28, 2013

What in the world is the Teach Them Diligently Marketplace? The Teach Them Diligently conventions are over for this year, but the TTD family is still working to bring Christian homeschooling families some amazing deals and encouragement from the best vendors and speakers. The Marketplace is a unique hybrid of vending hall, retreat, and curriculum […]

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Black Bean Veggie Burgers

June 26, 2013

Hush up and eat your beans. We’ve been in extreme frugal mode lately. I’m leaving windows open and using fans instead of turning on the A/C, not running out for pizza every time the meal plan goes berserk, and generally finding ways to make life slightly less comfortable for everybody. We’re fairly frugal as a […]

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PSA: Google Reader is Going Bye-Bye

June 24, 2013

Google Reader will be shut down on July 1. Many, many words would like to exit my body through my fingertips at the recounting of this news, but I have learned to control myself at least enough to keep it PG on this blog, so you’ll just have to guess what I’m really thinking about […]

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Charlotte Mason, Ambleside Online, and Evolution

June 20, 2013

When I mentioned that I am using Ambleside Online for my core curriculum this year, a faithful friend of mine messaged me with the concern that CM and AO are too evolution-friendly. Even if I use it myself I probably shouldn’t be giving other people ideas, she believes. I understand her concern, and I briefly […]

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The Well-Planned Day (Giveaway Closed. Congratulations Amanda H.!)

June 12, 2013

Plan your day the fancy way. Now that I’ve shown you my cheapskate way to make a family/homeschool organizer, let’s take a look at a nicer option for those who would prefer a pre-made planner. This isn’t a review, exactly. Since I’ve already planned my next several weeks, and I really don’t want to write […]

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Meaningful Scripture Memorization

June 7, 2013

Never quote a Bible verse. I wish I could remember where I first heard that simple rule, because it changed the way I apply the Bible to my life. I was still very young in my faith when I first heard it, so my life application before that had been akin to the Facebook Method, […]

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