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Meet the Wamunyima Family! Banks & Claire live in Zambia with their little bundle of joy! Family Introductions “My name is Claire Wamunyima Taramarcaz I have double nationality: Swiss and British. I grew up in Switzerland and lived in the UK a couple of years in my 20s. I now live in Zambia since August …

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The Language Arts subjects include Reading, Writing, Literature, Spelling, & Grammar.  These subjects are often bundled in other subject curriculum because it’s easy to pair with history & science with living books.  I have found that there are times when grammar, spelling and even reading elements are not covered fully.   These are some language arts …

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Meet the Buxtons! Marc and Jessica Buxton live with their 3 beautiful children in Manila, Philippines. {This post may contain my referral links. You can see my full Disclosure and Cookie Policies or my updated Privacy Policy for more details.} Introduce Your Family to Us! We are a family of five. I have two boys and a …

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spain

Meet the Weatherlys! Adam and Bethany live and work with their son in Spain! Family Introductions Bethany’s passport country is the USA.  “I grew up in Togo, West Africa, went to college in the USA and now live in Spain.”  Her husband, Adam is American.  They have one 5 year old son, Caleb, and one …

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evening routine

I don’t know about you, but I spend more time re-implementing an evening routine than following one!  I would say that we are  GREAT at killing our evening routines.  Because we are so good at this, I have learned quite a few lessons on how to make this work.  Here are some of my sure-fire …

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teaching handwriting

Who in their right mind would try to teach cursive AND manuscript to a child at the same time?  Sounds crazy, right?  I would have agreed with you years ago, but I’ve learned a few things that have completely changed my mind. How open-minded are you when it comes to trying something new with your …

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Meet the Sheets Family! Jason & Sarah Sheets are now serving and living in Arequipa, Peru with their family! Family Introductions Jason & Sarah Sheets were born and raised in Salem, Oregon USA.  They spent a year in Costa Rica where they attended language school for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week before moving …

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I was in shock.  I was just told that the school system in our state took out handwriting as a subject.  What were they thinking?! I had just finished my training as an educational therapist through the National Institute of Learning Disabilities.  They taught me in my training  the importance of cursive handwriting as well …

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fight fear

 It is not easy to Fight our Fears.  We all have to battle it, and from time-to-time we lose and fall to the floor in a puddle of despair. Fear is a mean adversary.  This year I have battled fear in several different ways.  I’ve also had to guide my family through some of their own …

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