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Passport 2 Purity weekend with my doll

Passport 2 Purity weekend with my doll

Talking about sex with your tween daughter?  Yikes!  No one’s favorite activity!  But, last year I did something very exciting and productive with my oldest daughter.  We used Family Life Today’s Passport2Purity–Weekend Retreat Kit to create a fun and purposeful mother daughter getaway for my 12 year old and I.  Valuing purity cannot be taught well when…

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Donielle By Donielle, April 24, 2017
Practical Thoughts on the Classical Stages

Practical Thoughts on the Classical Stages

As we are preparing co-op plans for next year, we always have to take a step back and evaluate what we are doing and how it is working.  I asked our moms to pretend for a bit that we are starting from scratch with our current ages group and developmental stages, resources, talents and meeting…

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Donielle By Donielle, April 17, 2017
Guest Blog: American Girl Projects by Faith Kazim

Guest Blog: American Girl Projects by Faith Kazim

Hi, everyone! Today I am going to talk about my favorite American Girl Doll projects.   My sister and I LOVE American Girls! There are so many fun little accessories to play with! There are also so many big toys  for purchase. Lea’s Rainforest Hut, Grace’s Bakery, and Maryellen’s Kitchen are just a few. But the…

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Donielle By Donielle, April 4, 2017
Lapbooking – Study Skills by In the Hands of a Child

Lapbooking – Study Skills by In the Hands of a Child

We’ve loved lapbooking for years!  With two crafty daughters, lapbooking is the perfect way to gather and reinforce information we have been learning.  In the Hands of a Child http://www.handsofachild.com/ has a huge variety of pre-made studies that keep lapbooking easy and fun.  My girls’ favorite school project ever was their Cinderella stories unit study.  With…

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Donielle By Donielle, March 23, 2017
Why Have a Will?

Why Have a Will?

I must blog today on one of those things that nobody like to talk about – when you die.  I come today as your friendly neighborhood lawyer.   I have seen too many expensive legal situations that were totally avoidable with a little advanced planning.  So let me ask that tough question – do you…

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Donielle By Donielle, March 16, 2017
Baking cookies to illustrate Bible lessons

Baking cookies to illustrate Bible lessons

We did something that turned out really fun and very illustrative of Romans 8:28 the other week.  My girls asked me to share it with you!  We enjoy the in depth Bible studies provided by Pam at http://www.doorposts.com/blog.  Many of them are offered for free!  They are designed for busy moms and include suggestions for sharing…

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Donielle By Donielle, March 7, 2017
On Birthing Biblically

On Birthing Biblically

This post is written for born again Christians.  I want to throw out a crazy idea for you to ponder.  Birth involves suffering, as we all know.  Even a C-section or epidural does not remove the suffering from us, only changes it.  Just like in the rest of life, there will be suffering in the…

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Donielle By Donielle, March 4, 2017
On Birth and Birth Choices

On Birth and Birth Choices

I joined a prenatal yoga class a few weeks ago.  I was surprised to find myself the only mom who was not experiencing her first pregnancy.  I was not surprised to find myself the only mom over 40.  Listening to the expectations and fears of the group of moms with various backgrounds and ethnicities I…

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Donielle By Donielle, February 27, 2017

How to Snag Yourself a First Class Man

To all the single ladies, For Valentines Day let me offer a little advice on snagging yourself a top notch man.  Be friends first.  My husband and I were friends for eight years before we walked down the aisle.  Four years before we dated, we cultivated shared interests, got to know our quirks and grew…

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Donielle By Donielle, February 14, 2017
A Little History Fun

A Little History Fun

I wanted to let you know about a great sale on the Mystery of History curriculum.  It is 30% off at Christianbook.com.  If you are curious, please see my review of Mystery of History and how to use it here.  In thinking about this sale, I thought it appropriate to share a few tips for helping…

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Donielle By Donielle, February 9, 2017
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Hi! Donielle Mason Kazim here!
I am a lawyer, homeschool mom to two terrific dolls, wife to Gary, follower of Jesus. I love literature, researching, chocolate, iced tea and anything to do with the beach. Let's be email friends! Subscribe and leave your comments. I look forward to chatting!
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