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Hi! My name is Laura and I’m a small-town country girl, a veteran’s wife, a homeschool mama and a homemaker! I’m here to show you how to be the best YOU!

Using Bible Journaling Through Advent

Using Bible Journaling for Advent I love Advent and the Christmas Season. The two gel together, they ebb and flow perfectly, they go together like peas and carrots. Advent is such an important time for me and my entire family as it is a good way to quiet our heart and...
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Air Fryer Oatmeal Stuffed Baked Apples

About a month or so ago, I was on an apple kick. I just like apples a lot!  I also really love my Air Fryer a lot. This recipe combines these two for a scrumptious delight.  This recipe is like taking your favorite cereal and granola and mixing it together...
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10 Things I Wish I Known About Homeschooling

Homeschooling has been the absolute best decision for my family. I would be lying, though, if I didn't admit we've had our fair share of bumps in the road along the way. But that’s to be expected with any journey. However, there are some things I wish I knew before I...
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Unique Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Unique Christmas Traditions from Around the World One of my favorite holidays to celebrate with my family is Christmas. It’s a holiday that is filled with time-honored traditions, such as decorating the Christmas tree, setting out all of my nativity scenes, beginning...
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Holiday Dishes for the Instant Pot

The holidays are upon us which means things are about to get crazy busy! That means its time to think outside the box and IN the pot... the Instant Pot, that is! I enjoy making meals in the Instant Pot all year, but this time of year I really love using it for holiday...
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5 Morning Routines To Start Your Day Off With Jesus

5 Morning Routines To Start Your Day Off With Jesus Starting your morning off with Jesus is the perfect way to begin your day. My day seems to go to the wayside if I don't place time in the Word and with my Savior first. Below I will share a variety of morning...
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Using Bible Journaling Through Advent

Using Bible Journaling for Advent I love Advent and the Christmas Season. The two gel together, they ebb and flow perfectly, they go together like peas and carrots. Advent is such an important time for me and my entire family as it is a good way to quiet our heart and...

read more

Air Fryer Oatmeal Stuffed Baked Apples

About a month or so ago, I was on an apple kick. I just like apples a lot!  I also really love my Air Fryer a lot. This recipe combines these two for a scrumptious delight.  This recipe is like taking your favorite cereal and granola and mixing it together...

read more

Unique Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Unique Christmas Traditions from Around the World One of my favorite holidays to celebrate with my family is Christmas. It’s a holiday that is filled with time-honored traditions, such as decorating the Christmas tree, setting out all of my nativity scenes, beginning...

read more

Holiday Dishes for the Instant Pot

The holidays are upon us which means things are about to get crazy busy! That means its time to think outside the box and IN the pot... the Instant Pot, that is! I enjoy making meals in the Instant Pot all year, but this time of year I really love using it for holiday...

read more

Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes

One favorite food in the Prater household is mashed potatoes! What's not to love about a perfectly whipped bowl of spuds? I've eaten mashed potatoes as a stand alone meal numerous times in sickness and in health. I have also paired it with some wonderful dishes....

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Top Homeschooling Fears (and How to Banish Them)

I Don’t Have the Training This is not only a fear that many people have about homeschooling – it’s also a very common myth. The fact of the matter is that you don’t have to have a degree in education to be a homeschooler. You don’t even have to have teaching...

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