Introducing the Elephant Poaching Crisis to Homeschool Students

Teaching Homeschoolers about the Elephant Poaching Crisis with a Family Friendly Film | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #savethelephants #elephantconservation #ihsnet

You know that in our family we purpose to spend time together as a family. What that looks like is a variety of family time activities depending on what’s going on in our world. This month our family time was a family movie night that also doubled as a lesson in elephant poaching.  When you have a child who has emotional sensitivities it can be […] Read More

Send a Delightful Experience with Superior Custom Stationery

Send a Delightful Experience with Custom Stationery from @BasicInvite | Renée at Great Peace #ihsnet

One of the goals we set as a family this year is to do kindness projects as a family. We are approaching these projects in a variety of ways but one that has become a constant is correspondence. We are going back to the basics by writing letters and cards of encouragement to friends, family, and members of the community. Of course, when you are […] Read More

10 Ways to Save Money by Shopping with Amazon

Discover 10 Ways to Save Money with Amazon | Renée at Great Peace

As a keeper of the home, I’m always looking for a good deal and ways to save money. I wouldn’t say that I’m cheap, but I do try to be frugal when making purchases for my family. I try to be a good steward of the income that both my husband and I bring into our home, and the blessings we receive.  It isn’t always […] Read More

How to Set your Heart Free from a Prison of Overabundance

How to set your Heart Free from a Prison of Overabundance | Renée at Great Peace

Are You Imprisoned by Abundance? Have you ever looked around at American culture and noticed how much we truly have? From grocery store shelves to transportation to technology, our choices seem endless. Secular education is available to all, and jobs exist in fields I would never have imagined. Yet, in all this overabundance we are dissatisfied. The Struggle with Overabundance Someone else always has a […] Read More

Words Fail in Times of Grief

Words Fail in Times of Grief | Renée at Great Peace

Reflections Upon Grief Words fail me.  That’s how I’ve felt for about 2 and half years. Which says a lot for a writer/blogger. It’s been difficult for me to write. For the first few months it was due to the busy-ness related to caring for my parents during my dad’s illness. But, then dad passed. That day… the last 24 hours spent with him, 2 […] Read More

20 Things to Not Do to Protect Your Marriage

20 Things to Not Do to Protect Your Marriage | Renée at Great Peace

Marriage looks different in every relationship. Why? Because every marriage is made up of two unique individuals. As such, we all bring something different to the marriage. A husband has his own ideas of what a marriage is supposed to be, and a wife will have her own. Each of those individuals thoughts are unique and different from every other couple in the world. together […] Read More

Web Resources for Parents of Gifted

Web Resources for Parents of Gifted | #ihsnet #homeschool #gtchat | Find support, groups, blogs, books & more.

Did you know that being a parent of gifted learners is not easy? In fact, sometimes it’s incredibly hard. I used to think something was wrong with me because I just couldn’t understand why my child acted so differently from other children his age. I mean, I knew he was smart. But, it seemed so strange for a 3 year old to write in perfect cursive without […] Read More

Family Goals we’ve Chosen to Prioritize in the New Year

Family Goals we've Chosen to Prioritize for 2017 | Renée at Great Peace

As we’re closing out the month of January I wanted to take a moment to share with  what my family and I have been focusing on for the month. We took some time together as a family to sit down and discuss our family life, and our goals for the year. This post contains affiliate advertisement links.  With 2015 being a difficult year with a […] Read More