Author Archives: Nickole Perry

Hi! I’m Nickole (note the spelling. my mother did that.) I’m a domestically challenged wiper of bottoms and noses! I’m a coffee drinking, bacon eating mama who loves Jesus and has been pregnant or nursing (sometimes both) for the last 9 years!

Finally Start your Blog!

    The question I get asked more often than not  is “How can I become a blogger?”  Although it’s simple in some ways, you can really do well quickly with just a little direction. Let me be the first to tell you, if you are asking the question, you should have a blog! Don’t waste your life. Tomorrow is not promised! Now is the time…stop saying someday you will start your blog and FINALLY, just do it!  The truth is: You have a message.   You have a message. You might not know EXACTLY what it is right now,…

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10 Ways to Obey God that Will Bring You More Joy!

      10 Ways to Obey God that Will Bring you More Joy   1. Pray: Praying out loud or on paper is a game changer. I could never personally keep up with a traditional prayer “journal”, so now I just journal my own way with bright pretty sharpies and blank white paper. I do it on my own time and I can still go back and read old prayer request etc, but it is way more fun and lively for me. I think about the person or situation I’m praying about and write out bullet points or character…

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Cultivating gratitude and thankfulness…and a book review.

    In May of 2010 my world was perfect. I was pregnant with the my 3rd child, living only a few miles from the beach with a double jogger and a trail close to my house. We had a pool, 2 healthy baby boys and a GREAT support system. Nobody thought we were crazy yet for having “so” many children. My marriage seemed a dream. People still often came to visit. Nobody was overwhelmed by our life choices yet. Looking back, it was a good year. There was much I didn’t know about my future, but I will save…

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Free Addition Practice Worksheet

  Alright, the truth is I’m a Charlotte Mason mama through and through! I adore her philosophy. I strive for being a complete purist when it comes to her, breath of fresh air, philosophy. I believe in: Nature studies Short lessons Narrations Living Books History rotations Scripture memory Poetry Hymns Composer Studies Artist Studies Handicrafts Now all that being said, I have to tell you that sometimes my children like busy work. It drives me nuts, but they do!  Occasionally they even need a little extra math practice! There are times when worksheets come in handy and I use them! …

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10 Reasons The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace will Change Your Life

    There was a time in my marriage when I hated being a wife. Honestly, I hated my life! With the most compassionate parts of me I understood how people ended up divorced. I asked myself the same questions I hear women ask all the time: “Doesn’t God want me to be happy?” “Don’t I deserve to be happy?” “Will I really have to live in misery the rest of my life?” and even worse some days. The answer to all of them is “nope” by the way!! 🙂 Thankfully I’ve been under good, strong biblical teaching for YEARS,…

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December Bucket List

The lights on the Christmas tree are already plugged in when I wake up in the morning. I have a four year old who asks every day before dawn where the Christmas presents are so he can open them. We have sat down each day as a family (well, not the hubby yet) to draw on the Christmas cards we will send out to family and friends. Peppermint bark and candy canes are in the pantry. (Well, in full disclosure the peppermint bark is sitting in a bag on the desk next to me right now.) I’ve been watching Christmas…

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Anonymous Response to Beachbody Breakup Post

I don’t know if I could ever have imagined the enormous response and outpouring of support over last week’s Breaking Up with Beachbody post!! Thank you all so much!! Knowing you all not only related to where I was coming from, but caught my humor was awesome!!! A dear friend and reader shared a perspective with me in a personal message (apparently many of my readers were hesitant to share their thoughts on the post publicly due to friends who are beachbody coaches) that I thought really needed to be out there. I hadn’t even thought about much of what…

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The day I broke up with Beachbody…Forever!

      Dear Beachbody, Let me start by saying, it’s not you, it’s me.  O.K. well, actually it’s not me, it’s you, but there is someone else out there for you, tons of people actually, it’s just that I’m not one of them. We had fun while it lasted, but I need someone with more substance, you know….just a little less superficial.  I want more than chasing my 20 year old body and, honestly, that is all you make me want to do. As much as I have loved the way our late night infomercials created a longing to…

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My 7 Favorite Charlotte Mason Resources| Home education

  My children are captivated.  The silence and motionlessness confirms any doubt I had about whether this book was a good, “living” book.  As they strain to hear every word, they see me, their mother, pacing the living room in excitement, baby strapped to me, enjoying our literature just as much as they are.   This, my friends, is Charlotte Mason Education.   Racing from our car…er…I mean huge white van, my children dash into the trees. They know this trail and their boundaries.  I’m walking as I strap my 4 month old to my body to catch up to…

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