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Hi! I'm Tiffany blogger and creator of Counting Joys! I live in rural Iowa with my hubby and 2 kids. Together we are learning to lean into God's grace, navigate life as a homeschooling family, and working on finding joy in the everyday!

Homeschooling While Tired

Our first year of homeschooling went great! Kindergarten proved to be fun and it was a very easy adjustment for us. Even with a 1 year old under foot we didn’t have a hard time finding our groove and loving that new routine.  Last year started out looking like another great year but it slowly went downhill. I found each day harder than the last and struggled with keeping on track.   Continue Reading


3 Year Old Pre-School

My Honey Girl is now in 2nd grade. She didn’t attend preschool until age 4. That was her only year in public school. I was convinced with E-Man that I wouldn’t do anything structured until kindergarten. (With slight introduction at age 4).   Since last year he has been insisting on “doing school” with us. We’ve found a great program that gently introduces each letter and is easily adjustable to suit the needs of your child. No, I didn’t plan on doing anything structured for my 3 year old this year but as we all know… things don’t always go as we plan. Continue Reading


Live For Real

My E-man is 3. Being 3 brings lots of questions. Mostly: Why? Why? Why? ” Mama why do we have hair?” “Mama, why do tree’s have leaves?” “Why is that car red?” ” Why do you want me to not ask anymore questions right now?” His most recent question “Why do people have to die?”.  Continue Reading

A Few Of Our Favorite Things, E-Man's Picks

Books For Busy Little Boys

E-Man has recently turned 3. It wasn’t until the last few months that he would sit through a whole book. This was quite different from Honey Girl who would sit through book after book at 6 months old. I wasn’t sure how to handle this at first. There was no making him sit still. We searched far and wide. I so badly wanted him to love books as much as I do but didn’t know how to make that happen. While I don’t know if E-Man will grow up to love books as much as I hope he will, we have found books that he truly loves. Through these he has learned that books can be fun!  Continue Reading