pin-it party and tools for homeschool

welcome to the party!  i am putting up so late this week, and i apologize for that, but some weeks seem so busy!  the blog is the sadly the first thing to slip.  well, actually, the business takes the first backseat and the blog takes the second.  that’s a mom’s life, right?

it seems as though a lot of us are in ‘school mode’, and rightfully so considering that school has started or is starting this week for our little ones.

ava starts preschool this week, and while she’s in school, i plan on using the ‘God’s Little Explorer’s” curriculum with isla here at home.  that said, i appreciated these two pins specifically from last week’s party:

ok, now it’s your turn to pin!

participating in the party is so easy!
here’s what to do:

1. follow the co-hosts on pinterest (links below)

paula from beauty through imperfection

becky from your modern family

gabrielle from MamaGab

me! kristi from klover house


2. pin our “pin-it party” picture. (one of these)

3. add as many of your great pins as you want!  remember to get your pins from pinterest & not from your blog page. it will make it easier to re-pin a pin instead of a post.

4. hop around and re-pin other pins from this page- lets share the love!

5. adding your link gives us permission to use an image from the pin (or post connected to the pin) to feature on next week’s pin-it party. because of this we ask that you only link up images from your own site, and images that you have taken, created or have legal rights to.

thanks!!!! REMEMBER: when it asks for your NAME, you can put your PIN NAME or your BLOG NAME. essentially, it’s your pin’s title.

***PLEASE NOTE*** if the post that your pin leads to contains any offensive or derogatory wording (e.g. profanity), i will not be able to feature your pin, no matter how great the article or how terrific the idea. the use of those terms simply doesn’t align with my personal convictions, and what we, at klover house, aim to promote. thank you in advance for understanding!

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the weekly pin-it party featuring homeschooling and monster-talk!

welcome back to our weekly pin-it party!  we’re happy that you’ve stopped in.  i love our link-up!  every week, you link some pretty fantastic ideas, projects, testimonies, advice, and pieces of your own journeys.  i know we all look forward to checking out these pins and appreciate your participation!

if you missed last week’s link-up and want to peruse those pins as well, you can by clicking {here}.

here are a few from last week that hit home for me especially:

‘how to tell others you’re homeschooling’ by joy in the journey 
friends and i have spoken often about our desires to homeschool our children.  i feel like if my husband and i did decide to take the plunge and homeschool, we’d probably hear some negative feedback.  reading the advice offered here definitely puts my mind at ease regarding that aspect.

our 2014-2015 preschool goals by creative home keeper
i honestly feel like i could have written this post myself.  thank you, victoria, for sharing, b/c it puts my similar situation/stage into words that actually make sense! 🙂  i want to homeschool; hubby doesn’t.  my daughter will start a half-day program this year, and i am hoping to still ‘homeschool’ her on the other days we have together.  sometimes i think she’s over prepared, and sometimes i fear she’s under prepared, so i love this simple, concise list of objectives to kind of compare our own goals to.  

’40+ ways to stop kids from being afraid of bedtime monsters’ by happy hooligans
a lot of good ideas here, and personal testimonies from parents.  we definitely stand behind the movie advice.  my kids are monsters inc. fans, and those movies have definitely allowed the children to see monsters in a different light.  and veggie tales…just love ’em too.  i think we own nearly every one, and they support important lessons and values that we try to encourage here.

we, at klover house, also pray over our children each night out loud and bless them and declare restful sleep and peaceful dreams.  i personally believe that there is power in our prayers, and the children hearing our prayers for them is empowering – even if they are too young to realize it.  bad dreams are few and far between in our house.  i can recall a night about two years ago.  ava (our oldest) came into my room around 10 or so (they go to bed between 7 and 8, so she had been asleep for some time), and said that ‘mr. joe’s car’ had woken her up and scared her.  we took that opportunity to turn the focus onto a positive and prayed and thanked God for her amazing hearing.  we also asked God to give her that restful sleep that she needed.  

ok, now it’s your turn to pin!

participating in the party is so easy!
here’s what to do:

1. follow the co-hosts on pinterest (links below)

paula from beauty through imperfection

becky from your modern family

gabrielle from MamaGab

me! kristi from klover house


2. pin our “pin-it party” picture. (one of these)

3. add as many of your great pins as you want!  remember to get your pins from pinterest & not from your blog page. it will make it easier to re-pin a pin instead of a post.

4. hop around and re-pin other pins from this page- lets share the love!

5. adding your link gives us permission to use an image from the pin (or post connected to the pin) to feature on next week’s pin-it party. because of this we ask that you only link up images from your own site, and images that you have taken, created or have legal rights to.

thanks!!!! REMEMBER: when it asks for your NAME, you can put your PIN NAME or your BLOG NAME. essentially, it’s your pin’s title.

***PLEASE NOTE*** if the post that your pin leads to contains any offensive or derogatory wording (e.g. profanity), i will not be able to feature your pin, no matter how great the article or how terrific the idea. the use of those terms simply doesn’t align with my personal convictions, and what we, at klover house, aim to promote. thank you in advance for understanding!

join the klover house family on facebook, pinterest, and twitter!
  

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it’s a party – featuring all things homeschool/back-to-school!

hello, my pin-it party friends!  welcome to our weekly pin-it party, where we hope you will take a moment to link-up your lastest and greatest pins featuring your thoughts, ideas, creations, diy projects, advice…whatever!  and if you are visiting just to check it out, welcome!  i know you’ll find something worth re-pinning here.  there are always a ton of great pins here week after week.

if you missed it last week and want to peruse those pins as well, you can by clicking {here}.

a few that i especially took notice of from last week’s party:

‘our homeschool room’ by joy in the journey (also included: a homeschool link-up)
‘no-bake oatmeal m&m bites: after school snack’ from molly of just a little creativity
‘non-toxic headlice treatment’ by rockin’ oily momma
‘traveling with a toddler: car trip necessities’ by seven graces

ok, now it’s your turn to pin!

participating in the party is so easy!
here’s what to do:

1. follow the co-hosts on pinterest (links below)

paula from beauty through imperfection

becky from your modern family

gabrielle from MamaGab

me! kristi from klover house


2. pin our “pin-it party” picture. (one of these)

3. add as many of your great pins as you want!  remember to get your pins from pinterest & not from your blog page. it will make it easier to re-pin a pin instead of a post.

4. hop around and re-pin other pins from this page- lets share the love!

5. adding your link gives us permission to use an image from the pin (or post connected to the pin) to feature on next week’s pin-it party. because of this we ask that you only link up images from your own site, and images that you have taken, created or have legal rights to.

thanks!!!! REMEMBER: when it asks for your NAME, you can put your PIN NAME or your BLOG NAME. essentially, it’s your pin’s title.

***PLEASE NOTE*** if the post that your pin leads to contains any offensive or derogatory wording (e.g. profanity), i will not be able to feature your pin, no matter how great the article or how terrific the idea. the use of those terms simply doesn’t align with my personal convictions, and what we, at klover house, aim to promote. thank you in advance for understanding!

join the klover house family on facebook, pinterest, and twitter!
  

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homeschool: the movie ‘frozen’ and Jesus

ok, so if your house is anything like our’s (you have little girls)…then, you may be absolutely infatuated with the movie ‘frozen’! seriously, we all love it. i think even hubs loves it. it’s cool enough that he’ll sit and watch it without complaining, anyway. (completely off subject, but if we were a disney couple, it would totally be anna and kristoff. suddenly, i feel so cool in my house! i look just like anna when i wake up (see you tube video clip), and i’ve been rockin’ ‘elsa hair’ since back-in-the-day, so i am finally cool!!!  and hubs has kristoff’s humor, great singing voice, the boyish charm, rugged good looks, and he talks to the dog as if he’s a person, respects his vehicle to a ridiculous degree (i know) and picks his…dirty socks up off the floor. ah-hem. *wink* *wink* “every man does it,” right?)


ok, anyway…frozen and Jesus!

i know i’m way too into a movie if i catch myself thinking about it in the shower. i only think about deep things in the shower, remember? 🙂 so, i was in the shower the other day and i started thinking about elsa. what the trolls said about fear…her telling her parents that her powers were getting stronger…her lonely bedroom covered in ice…love being the force that thawed the frozen heart…and it hit me! oh my goodness, what a sad story of a little girl growing up! she couldn’t control it and it was growing stronger b/c she felt fear more and more and love less and less! so sad. that in itself will preach. God is love. perfect love casts out all fear. there is no fear in Christ Jesus! amen! so what a perfect opportunity to approach those truths with the girls! they’re already immersed in the language. i just have to route the conversation to the Word and what the Lord wants to do in their hearts and lives.

ava asked me after watching it this morning, ‘what is sacrifice, mom?’ i was taken aback by the question. she’s only four. she catches everything, though, especially words. she has a huge vocabulary. i love it. i wasn’t prepared for the question, so i stumbled a bit. i tried to explain that a sacrifice is when you do something to help someone else and it doesn’t really help you. i know – not the best definition. i tried to explain that anna could have kissed kristoff (SPOILER ALERT! haha) to save herself, but instead, she went and saved her sister. then i said to her, ‘Jesus made a sacrifice for us’, and then i stopped, b/c i hadn’t thought that through yet and didn’t want to mess it all up. i’m definitely going to revisit that topic soon, b/c that is the most important truth that our family stands on, and i want to do that explanation justice. going to have to consult the mister on that. but anyway, see? it provided an opportunity to talk about Jesus!

yes, i don’t like some things in the movie. no, i don’t think some of the phrases are appropriate…we are saying words like, ‘what the!’ and ‘butt’ way too frequently, and i’m trying to nip it in the bud, but overall, it is a clean movie with a positive message about sisterhood, family, love casting out fear, and sacrifice. ‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’ John 15:13

so, i plan on using the movie now to, not only practice singing at the top of my lungs, but to talk about the Lord. i want them to think ‘Jesus’ every single time they put that dvd on.

i also had the idea today to have our own coronation day! how fun would that be?! the girls would be so excited! we’ll let them dress up in their fanciest, frilliest frocks, i’ll give them ‘elsa hair’ and crowns, and we’ll celebrate them as God’s princesses! it will be a blast, and when we do it, i’ll be sure to share it with you! if you do anything, please come back here and leave your ideas and links too!

speaking of…a sweet friend sent this pin to me today, and it goes right along with the ideas i’ve just shared with you!

as always, thanks so much for stopping by ‘klover house’! if you get a moment, hop on over to my other baby, ‘eden gray clothing’. if i ever strike gold in the fabric world, i hope to bring you a ‘frozen’-inspired dress for your sweethearts!

happy friday! see you tomorrow for the ‘pin-it’ party!

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