Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friday Show and Tell: The Parents Edition--The Rewards of Homeschooling

Do you sometimes wish that people would stop looking at you that weird way when say you "homeschool" your children.

Oh my gosh, your kids are missing out..they will have no friends, they won't be able to get along in the "real world", they won't get into college, they will be "backward".

What exactly is backward anyway? Who is it that decides who is backward? lol

You know what I mean there.

I believe that God has given these precious children to each of us parents to raise. I don't believe that my mold fits your mold. But I do know one thing, homeschooling was the right thing for our family and we have never regret ed it. It seems it may have caused some other folks more pain than us....but we are

All of that being said. We have one daughter that we graduated 2 years ago in 2007. She is attending the local community college and yes she fits in just fine for goodness sake. lol :)

She has had many opportunities to share her faith and take a stand for her beliefs. It has been hard at times but that would be for anyone. She is the type of student that has to work hard for her grades and nothing comes easy. She has excellent study habits that she is improving continually. She is one the Deans List and she is in the honor society on campus.

We are so proud of her. This past week she got an unexpected scholarship..from a private donor. We were thrilled and reminded that God provides. We are thankful for Gods provisions.

And now share with all of us your special :
  • accomplishments
  • awards
  • breakthroughs
  • field trips
  • special moments
  • funny things your child said
  • successful teaching methods or curriculum
Basically, this is an easy thing...don't think of it complicated. We all have things that happen in our week with our kids that we immediately want to share or "light bulb" moments with our kids that we want to share.

This is the place...we can learn so much from each other and encourage each other in this journey with our children.

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Valentine's Day Cookie Recipe: Layers of Love Chocolate Brownies

Cookie Recipes

Layers of Love Chocolate Brownies

A finalist in the 2000 Share The Very Best Recipe Contest, this recipe was entered by Alma Carey of Sarasota, FL. Made with a genuine love of chocolate, this decadent brownie features vanilla-flavored white and semi-sweet chocolate morsels, chopped pecans and caramel layered within a rich cocoa batter.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Cooling Time: 15 mins cooling

Servings: 16 brownies

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut in pieces
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 large eggs, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 8-inch-square baking pan.

COMBINE flour, cocoa and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Reserve 3/4 cup batter. Spread remaining batter into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle nuts and white morsels over batter. Drizzle caramel topping over top. Beat remaining egg and reserved batter in same large bowl until light in color. Stir in semi-sweet morsels. Spread evenly over caramel topping.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.

Nutritional information: Calories: 310 Calories from Fat: 150 Total Fat: 17 g Saturated Fat: 8 g Cholesterol: 55 mg Sodium: 135 mg Carbohydrates: 38 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 22 g Protein: 4 g

What Exactly Is a Meme?

I remember when I first started to look at blogs and someone was talking about memes.....I went...duh, what?

Some dear ladies at happytobe@home posted an article that uncovers the mystery of the meme.

Go and check it out....

90% off at has a bunch of stuff on clearance for at least 90% off...that's crazy! I saw a bunch of stuff for .49-.99 cents. Wow! Check it out!

Thanks A Full Cup!

Awesome Giveaway!

It's worth approximately $112 plus $249 in coupons. Awesome! Here's what the winner will get:

  • $20 Starbucks card, of course! Yum!

  • $15 CVS gift card, to either help you get started or to help you with your out of pocket expense when you use your ECBs. Go here if you're new to CVS-ing!

  • My Fruit Roll-Ups! This is really cool! My Fruit Roll-Ups allows you to design your own Fruit Roll-Up. When I did ours, I even put a picture of the girlies on it, how cool is that?! You can upload pictures or just use some of the images that they provide. This would be pretty cool for birthdays or just to enjoy with your kiddos. With this part of the giveaway you'll get to design your own Fruit Roll-Up and get a box of 30 delivered right to your door. Pretty cool! (approximately a $37 value)

  • $15 Walgreens card, again to either help you get started or to help with your out of pocket expense!

  • $25 Target gift card, just for fun!

  • And a bonus: 3 packs of the most recent P&G (Proctor & Gamble) coupon inserts, $249 in coupons!

GIVEAWAY ENDS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 2009, AT 12:00 NOON. All entries must be made by then.
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