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Updates on our homeschooling family with ten children, a handful of chickens, a couple horses, three bunnies, and six cats. Visit our website at PeacefulHome.net


Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WFMW - Our Spring Celebrations

Several years ago we became convicted to disassociate the world's view of Easter with our observance of Resurrection Sunday. Because we didn't want to have the children feel like we took away a holiday that they had always looked forward to, we just created a new holiday: Spring Celebration.

Spring Celebration 2008 (because we didn't get around to it in 2009!)

Either on the Saturday before Resurrection Sunday, or on any Saturday that's convenient for us (that's the benefit of creating your own holiday!), we have some of the traditional Easter basket and egg decorating and hunting.

Often we've held it the weekend after Resurrection Sunday enabling me to take advantage of 50% off sales! It's also wonderful to not have to cram one more thing in before church services.

Most importantly, we can spend Resurrection Sunday reflecting on god's greatest gift instead of chocolate bunnies!


  1. I agree! Great idea! We don't do Easter Baskets and Easter Eggs, etc., but like you, I will buy some of the half price Easter candy and Easter eggs and just let the kids hide and find them because it is FUN -- not because it has anything to do with Easter Sunday/Resurrection Day.

  2. That is a great idea! I am just thinking of what people are going to think about us when they see us hiding eggs the week after Easter!

    I love the idea of letting the kids have fun but also focusing on the real reason for the holiday. Great tip!