agoldenafternoon The girl who brings a book on a bike ride in case we happen upon a lovely reading tree. 4d

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agoldenafternoon Fried chicken and pancakes with walnut syrup. Such a lovely brunch with my seester @oodalollee, plus--GLUTEN! 4d
  •   jennifernaraki That looks divine. Are you tolerating that gluten okay? Hope so. What a treat. Miss you friend. Xox 4d
  •   jenlovesaqua Yum! 4d
  •   oodalollee Ha ha i love that you tagged me as the pacifier 4d

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agoldenafternoon I mean, this theatre warehouse is crazy impressive with its walls of sets, legit sewing room, and a full size "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" car. Doesn't it just want you to break out singing "One Day More" or "Practically Perfect"? Faith has been excitedly rehearsing every weekend for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (shameless plug: if you're in San Diego and want discounted tickets, message me or comment below!). What's your favorite musical? 6d
  •   sarahjeanloui @mum1078 🤗 5d
  •   homeschool47 How neat! Love musicals! My girls were in Oliver Twist and a few others...miss all the excitement! I grew up going to LA to see musicals...but my favorite will always be my very first - Phantom of the Opera! 5d
  •   regansanders07 Les Mis and Wicked are the most wonderful to me 5d

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agoldenafternoon Fresh strawberry honey jammin'. 1w

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agoldenafternoon To take her cooking to the next level, I gave her @richardblais cookbook, "Try This at Home". He's a chef from one of our favorite local restaurants, @JuniperandIvy. Today, she made the "cheese wizard" foam for our burgers, which she was thrilled to try because it meant she used my whipped cream maker. I love cooking with her and I love that she wants to be a great chef one day. I wouldn't complain as long as everything she makes isn't made of foam. 🏻#missfaithinthekitchen 2w

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agoldenafternoon Miniature Balboa Park at the model train museum. Such adorable miniature landscape! 2w

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agoldenafternoon My lovely friend @rachelreneereeves just opened registration for her new online course called @declarationlearning! The course is designed for kids but can be for anyone who desires to understand where this country started, how far it's come, and how we can educate ourselves for our role in the future. Registration for the course opened at $19 and will stay there for 1 week until April 24th. The course starts on April 25th! Learning from people who are passionate and knowledgable of their subject of interest is one of my favorite parts of relationships. Rachel inspires me to educate my kids (and myself) about the functions of our government and its leaders. Educating ourselves and loved ones is so vital to the future of our nation! Go to @declarationlearning for the link, so you can sign up today! 2w

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agoldenafternoon I was a little overdue to make bone broth. Thankful for a plenitude of pots today and a rich aroma in the air.(recipe on the blog) 2w
  •   agoldenafternoon @briannawallace yes! I toss bones and veggies scraps into a brown paper grocery bag the lives in the freezer until I make broth. In this case I had 3 bags for different meats. 🏻 2w
  •   hollymgiauque Absolutely! And now I have room in my freezer from all the veggie scrap and chicken bone bags being gone 2w
  •   briannawallace Oh man. I wish I would have saved mine when I couldn't get to it! lesson learned. Thanks! 2w
  •   audrina_julia Adore this little spot of your kitchen. 2w

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agoldenafternoon Faith got a taste of the goat life for a couple days. She's been working hard to help with the chickens in hope of proving she can take care of goats. 🐐 3w
  •   briannawallace Norco is the perfect place for that. I lived there for a few years. 3w
  •   johneyjon @agoldenafternoon do you live in Norco? I live very close to Norco. In Eastvale! Love Cow Girl Cafe on Hamner. 3w

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agoldenafternoon Oven baked asparagus are like french fries to me. So delicious.
Drizzle with your oil of choice and season with freshly cracked pepper and maldon sea salt. Toss then bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
3w

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agoldenafternoon She got 2 parts in Thoroughly Modern Millie! Whew. Christian youth theatre (CYT, for those who know it) has become no joke from when I saw my junior high and high school friends participate. Even if you sing well and act, you also have to know how to dance. I'm so proud of her bravery and endurance to audition for a show! She blows me away! 4w

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agoldenafternoon He requested steak, Mac n cheese, and Caesar salad, plus minecraft time. Happy 9th to our Jack! 4w

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agoldenafternoon She loves making birthday cakes. 4w

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agoldenafternoon We must spend a lot of time exploring and adventuring together outside. I believe boys NEED this time, especially, as they learn to manage their bodies and explore their emotional connection to the world around them. I'm hoping this will help them connect emotionally to their future wives. Can you telling I've been thinking a lot about this topic lately? Sometimes the responsibility of raising humans can be overwhelming, but sometimes I am so thrilled with the privilege of what this investment means for their future lives and relationships. Plato said it best: "Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable." Stay strong out there, Mamas! 🏻 4w
  •   sbergen1 Mayberry! Beautiful! 4w
  •   ashleysbrandt Seriously. 4w
  •   tracycieslak @couponcrazi thought you may dig this feed 🏻🏼 4w
  •   maandpamodern Oh Bonnie, I think about how my boys will connect emotionally with thier wives all the time! And with themselves. I work hard at this all day. Sometimes it is exhausting because I feel like I am in a psych ward! But worth it. I know it is worth it. 2w

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agoldenafternoon Little omelet-making hands and plenty of eggs from the ladies. 4w

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agoldenafternoon Do you guys ever feel like you are in one of the seasons where your younger kiddos (read: boys) are destroying everything? It's not because you don't reprimand with love or come along side them as they learn what restitution looks like. It's just the process of training. I can totally see how it would be easier to clean this up super fast and forget the lesson for them, but I just can't. I feel like I owe it to my kids to show them what restoring love and respect look like; toward their mother and our home. Any seasoned Mamas have words of encouragement? Please tell me this training means they will someday be gentleman and come alongside their own wife with love and respect? 4w
  •   agoldenafternoon @christinerule that's so helpful! Thanks for your words of encouragement and the medals and plaques! Do you have any specific methods or approaches that you can look back and say worked well? I'm looking in particular for redirection phrasing or a way to encourage the kids (and myself) through this difficult season. Thanks! 4w
  •   christinerule For me personally, all three of my boys are completely and totally different personalities!!! What I wish I knew then, looking back, was consistently doing the right thing is knowing your child. Depending on their personality.... My oldest got more discipline, but probably needed more time outs/talks, and I didn't know my 2nd needed more discipline and he wasn't responding to time out until he was 2 1/2 or so. I truly wish they came with hand books out of the womb!!!!!!!!!! I do believe that pursuing their hearts with prayer and eye contact down on their level when they are young, does actually work best, (even though in the heat of the moment, it's hard to take the time when its all day long) !! So, no, I'm no expert! But I will say this--- this is my first year attempting home education, and it brings it to an all new level of "consistency" -- hardest job in the world is a MAJOR understatement!!! Hang in there, momma! I bet he thinks you hung the moon!!! @agoldenafternoon 4w
  •   pamkimberly I agree with you, @christinerule that each child needs something different and responds to different methods. As parents, we want to teach them to be good humans with the skills to make their way and contribute to society in a positive way. One thing that worked for my four was to let them know that we were a team (I even called them that) and were working together for the benefit of our entire family. A lesson I had to learn was to make sure I truly had their attention before I made a request if I wanted them to respond. We were big on house rules and privileges attached to responsibilities that grew bigger as they did, either by age or school year. We tried to take note when any one of them showed extra responsibility or maturity by letting them know we could see # they were acting "above and beyond". sometimes the reward was an unexpected treat or privilege, mostly it was a smile, compliment, hug. The whole family did cleaning chores together on Saturday morning. When they were young it was a lot of working along side mom or dad, but they quickly advanced to doing things on their own. We put on upbeat music and dug in. I tried to do this cheerfully (even though the truly cheerful part of it to me was when it was done!) My kids may have grumbled but the work got done much easier when we were all doing it together. 4w
  •   pamkimberly Oh, and one of the best phrases I ever used with my kiddos was, "I am proud of you for doing that" and "you make me smile". "Good job, team! Well done." 4w

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agoldenafternoon Strawberry jammin'. 4w
  •   oodalollee Wish I could jam with you today! 4w
  •   agoldenafternoon Me too! We are doing the cheaters jam and just putting the jars in the fridge. The kids eat them too rapidly to can! Plus, I can useless sugar this way. 🏻 4w
  •   irisscott7 Great kitchen! 4w

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agoldenafternoon Peaceful space, but really there's an almost 9 year old banging "Imagine" and "The Phantom of the Opera" on the piano nonstop. All day. Every day. Makes me wish real pianos had headphone adapters like keyboards. 1mon
  •   agoldenafternoon @maisongrise great idea! 1mon
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  •   amywithem My eight year old plays ALL DAY also. She's getting good, but my frazzled nerves cannot take it. I'm thinking of getting myself some earplugs or headphones... 1mon
  •   splendidlyimperfect My seven year old has been working on a piece called Big Chief and it's AWFUL, so I feel ya! 1mon

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agoldenafternoon Egg hunting at Grandma & Grandpa's. 1mon

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agoldenafternoon The ladies are back to work. Sometimes I think they forget they live in sunny San Diego. You have plenty of sunshine for making eggs, gals! 🐓 1mon

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