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Big Grove Brewery | Solon, Iowa [Review]

Farm to table eatery in Solon, IA proves to have great food and is family-friendly. You can’t go wrong with this. Check out our full review to see how their pizza ranks in Eastern Iowa!

The Boys’ First Solar Eclipse

So where were you for the Solar Eclipse of 2017? Was it all you thought it was going to be? Did you glass or no-glass it?

Selling a House While Living in it With 4 Boys

FAITH & FAMILY A Showing? Yeehaw! Not Yeehaw. Alaina Frederick, the mom Selling a house can be stressful. Add the fact that you need to keep living it it...with four kids...with two dogs. And just ugh. * * * My mother has moved homes a bit ever since I was a...

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Meet the Family

Hey, there! It’s nice to meet you. We are a family of 7 (plus our dog, Molly) living an out-of-the-box way of life. After a huge health scare and almost losing a family member, we have decided why not now. Why wait to live the life we dream of?

We love to find new adventures wherever we can — and it often finds us, as expected, having 5 curious boys! Have a peek into our life as we homeschool our boys, discover God’s creations, learn new ways of living, and meet amazing people.

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discovering adventure one firefly at a time

How Do I Find Quiet to Pray?

Do you struggle with finding time to spend with God? A moment to really find peace and quiet to read and speak through prayer. Prayer is such and important part of our faith and as a mom of young children it can seem almost impossible to find quite time to pray. Just...

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A Man Worthy of Words

It's been three months now since my grandfather passed away and I've struggled for that long trying to find the right words to properly honor him. He was the only grandfather I have known. My father's father passed away long before I was born....

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Does God Answer Prayer?

There are few things that you can count on in this world. Especially things that you can't see. Does God answer prayer, really? I know that prayer can and does work. I've seen it with my own two eyes - more importantly I've seen it with my heart. It was the night our...

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A Homeschool Planner is the Key to Success!

Do you struggle to complete your year-end homeschool portfolio?   Do you know at a glance how many days of instruction you have completed? At the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year I shared about my excitement for the Weekly Homeschool Planner that would...

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