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On the Road with HTHL: Big Things in Small Towns

April 4-April 10, 2016  Cincinnati, Ohio to Wichita, Kansas Range of miles: 7,255-8,199 Week #7/23weeks Monday: Pedal to the metal! We left Cincinnati, and made our way back to Kansas for the TPA Homeschool Convention. We waved hello and goodbye to the St. Louis Arch for the third time this trip. In the afternoon, we stopped at Casey, Illinois, who …

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On the Road with HTHL: Celebrating Easter with Good Friends

March 21-March 27, 2016  Fort Worth Texas to Clever, Missouri:  Range of miles: 4,575 -6,465 Week # 5/23 weeks Monday: We stayed an extra day in Fort Worth taking care of HTHL business and schoolwork. For lunch, we had the iconic burger of the wild west, What-a-Burger (Yum!) In my biased opinion, a very close second to California’s iconic burger In …

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On the Road with HTHL: Old Friends New Friends

March 7-March 13, 2016 Denver to South Carolina:  Range of miles: 2,950-4,575 We started our week by visiting our friends at Focus on the Family (FOF) in Colorado Springs. Our family loves hanging out at Whits’ End indoor playground. I couldn’t resist Wooten’s, (Adventures in Odyssey character), two-story swirly slide. So glad I made the height limit! However, a little …

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On the Road With HTHL: Happy Mama!

February 29-March 6, 2016 Miles to Date: 1,798 One mom plus a visit with her adult children equals one happy mama! We have a week between conventions and our two boys work at Copper Mountain Ski Resort just outside of Denver, Colorado. It’s a perfect time to visit. So I donned my Copper Mountain sweatshirt I got for Christmas, and …

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HTHL Tour: Last Week in Our Home Town

February 20, 2016 HTHL Tour Begins! We’ll be on the road for five months. Saying goodbye is never easy. We spent the week saying goodbye to dear friends and family. We cherish the prayers and encouragement we have received from each one. Emotionally, I’m spent in a good way. We are so blessed to have such great friends. On my …

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Six Ways You Can Help Your Child Heal Through Writing

Why teach a child to write? There are many good reasons: •Facilitate Communication •Engage in Artistic Expression •Aid in Learning •Prepare for Future Employment However, one reason that often gets overlooked is writing can help children heal. Experiences of loss and tragedy greatly affect children. Death of a loved one Death of a pet House fire Natural disasters Parental divorce …

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Keep Your Wheel Turning with Goal Setting

Goal setting can make the difference between living and just going through the motions of life. I love life on my bicycle. When the wheels of my bike gain momentum on the asphalt, the weight of the world seems to lift off my shoulders. Those wheels are my ticket to a great ride. My personal goals are just like my …