Archive for the Family fun Category

Bad Company: Good Board Games at Department Stores

Bad Company: Good Board Games at Department Stores   This post contains affiliate links. CHOIS may earn a small commission from links. Your purchase enables CHOIS to continue to inspire, promote, and protect home education in Idaho.   by Kathleen Bretton   If you want to buy

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Cooperative Board Games

Peace on Earth! Cooperative Board Games under the Christmas Tree By Kathleen Bretton This post contains affiliate links. CHOIS may earn a small commission from links. Your purchase enables CHOIS to continue to inspire, promote, and protect home education in Idaho.    Board games are a great way

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The Ultimate Homeschooler’s Guide to Board Games

The Ultimate Homeschooler’s Guide to Board Games (Organized by Subject!)   by Kathleen Bretton   This post contains affiliate links. CHOIS may earn a small commission from links. Your purchase enables CHOIS to continue to inspire, promote, and protect home education in Idaho.   What makes a quality

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Finding Ways to Serve as a Family

Finding Ways to Serve as a Family by Niccole Perrine   As I find myself discussing the art of serving with those around me, one of the questions I run into most frequently is “Where can I serve?”. It seems that most folks are interested in the

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Serving with Margins

Serving with Margins   by Niccole Perrine   “So…what do you think?” My friend inquired.   I paused before responding. 

My heart ached for my friend. I desperately wanted to help. This was an opportunity to serve! I love to serve. And I love my friend. I

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Of Skiing Down and Growing Up

Of Skiing Down and Growing Up     by Abigail Prigge   Our feet dangled off the edge of the ski chairlift over the snowy chasm below. I was riding up to the top of the mountain with three of my siblings, ages 13, 11, and 8.

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A New Season of Service

A New Season of Service     by Niccole Perrine Do you ever find your schedule monotonous? Not bored from inactivity, but perhaps finding yourself eager for something different? Some change to shake things up a bit? 

My own restlessness often has to do with the changing of

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Ten Steps to a Smile

Ten Steps to a Smile (OR, How to Light Your House for Nearly Free)       by Elise Hooper   So you’re heading through the kitchen with an empty laundry basket under one arm and a full and stinky hamper in the other, when he jumps

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The Art of Exercising with Kids

The Art of Exercising with Kids     By Jessi Webb   As a homeschooling mom of three busy boys, I know how difficult it can be to get anything done, let alone make time for exercise. But may I encourage you not to make this your excuse? There

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Blessing Buddies

Blessing Buddies by Niccole Perrine   As we navigated the busy shop, watching for little hands to mind their manners, I was drawn to a colorful display. The Elf on a Shelf trend had recently sparked my interest. I really wanted to do the Elf on a

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