Author: Carmen Bass

Summer

5 Summer Learning Activities for Kids

Today is the first day of summer break, and I have created a list of 5 summer learning activities for kids. I know many of you are excited that you guys made it through virtual school from this pandemic. In our home, we still want somewhat of an educational schedule for Daniel throughout summer. I…
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Spiritual Gifts & Talents

Your Family Has Different Spiritual Gifts & Talents

Your family has been placed together with unique spiritual gifts and talents. Check out this video we made as a family on this topic and other videos as well. We took the Spiritual Gift Test from this book: What You Do Best in the Body of Christ: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, Personal Style, and God-Given…
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To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool Next Year

To homeschool or not to homeschool next year is the question I’ve been thinking about for the last two months. I never imagined myself homeschooling our son. Now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all homeschooling our children around the world. Having Daniel home and seeing how well he works and how happy he…
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A Day in the Life of Our 10-year-old During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I wanted to share with you what a week day looks like in the life of our 10-year-old son for you to have some ideas for your school-aged children during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is very important to us to make sure Daniel has structure and routine in his day. Structure and routine help a…
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Mother's Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day Weekend Giveaway

We are kicking off monthly giveaways for your family, and the first is this Mother’s Day weekend! We wanted to gift one amazing mom a beautiful new buffalo leather Ivy Birch clutch (see pic below)! Our friend, Jenn Wolfe (who is a wonderful mom!), has started this amazing company called Ivy Birch that is helping…
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Quarantine

What Has Quarantine Looked Like for Us?

What has quarantine looked like for our family? Everyday has looked different. I am sure that is the same for you. My husband is still working full-time, but from home. His work days consist of zoom meetings and phone calls all day and even some nights. Two days a week he is serving in our…
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The Copper Lens Photography - What is Normal in Marriage

What is Normal in Marriage

Many of us have grown up in broken homes not knowing what is truly normal in marriage. My story may be the same or may be different from yours. At the age of 8, my parents divorced. After that, I was raised full-time by my grandparents with my parents still involved in my life. My…
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Different

It’s Okay for Your Child to be Different

It is totally okay for your child to be different. Have you ever been told that you are shielding your child from too much? I know I have, and I am totally okay with that.  As our 10-year-old has gotten older, I have realized how many shows or even books are not up to our…
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Date Your Spouse - Mandee Matthews Photography

Do You Date Your Spouse Enough?

Being intentional about going out on date nights with your spouse is important. Most of us get tied up with our busy work schedules and home routines, that we often forget to date our spouse. How often do you date your spouse? I decided to do some research to see what the recommended number of…
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Ways family can be healthy in 2020

Is Your Family Healthy in These 3 Areas?

Is your family healthy in these three areas below? Do you want to experience change this year? Robert and I sat down together discussing what areas of health are important for every family. 1. Physically Why do you want to be healthy physically? Robert always says let’s figure out the why to anything and then…
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