Laura

Wouldn’t it be nice to know if your daughter was beginning to struggle with body image issues, boy craziness, or computer-addiction? If you received a report of her online activity each month, you’d be able to spot harmful patterns right away, pray for her, and talk to her about how she is thinking and spending […]

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*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED* Do you have dry skin this winter? I do. Especially on my dish-washing, play-doh-making, snowball-throwing hands. Things turned grim when my dry skin cracked, small canyons split open, and pain radiated through my fingertips. This winter, my skin dried up so badly that I couldn’t do my daily house work. […]

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Sprouts think sprouting is fun! Did you know that by sprouting beans, seeds, and nuts we awaken enzymes that benefit our bodies in many ways? Just think of all of the life that is buzzing around in one little sprouting bean! This is a fun and healthy habit for our daughters to learn. FIRST: Gather […]

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Making Butter with Vivi and Lia

by Laura on February 5, 2011 in Industry

Homemade Butter For 1/2 C of butter, pour 1 C of heavy cream into a clean glass jar. Plop in one or two marbles. Secure the lid tightly. Shake, shake, shake. (My girls invented a “shaking parade”. It got the job done!) The cream will progress from frothy, to foamy, to whipped. Keep shaking! All […]

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In trying to promote sweetness in our little girls, there are so so many things that we need to avoid… especially regarding media. No doubt, our efforts to keep negative influences out of our homes will be profitable and fruitful. But lately, I’ve been noticing the power of keeping beautiful influences in our home! I’ve […]

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One of our most effective training tools has been practice. We’ve been teaching our girls how to practice good behavior since they were the tiniest cutie pies, and we’re not about to stop now! Raising Homemakers doesn’t often include baby-training advice, but I’m so thankful that we established a positive, unoffensive attitude towards practice when […]

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Baking with Vivi: A Holiday Treat!

by Laura on December 13, 2010 in Food

Pull your children up to your laps as Vivi demonstrates how to make one of our family’s favorite holiday treats! Then click on over to 10 Million Miles for a link to this recipe and one other easy-to-bake family favorite. LauraVisit Laura’s blog for thoughts on homeschooling, farming, reading, writing, and living well. See you […]

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Well, you amazing moms showed up in droves to answer my question about how to survive cold season. You were so inspiring that I marched right to the kitchen, sliced open 4 cloves of garlic and ate them. Within ten minutes, my nasal passages were clear, my sore throat began feeling better, and my hazy […]

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