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Hi friends!

We’d like to invite y’all to visit our new site:

www.thecoersfamily.com

Notice that oh-so-important “the” in front of our name? That’s right, we’re THE Coers Family. It’s legit now. Over there you’ll find all the latest recipe posts, funny stories, parenting tips and more from our family. We want y’all to keep in touch and stay connected to us through our new and improved site.

You can also stay connected though FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. We’re all over the place! So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and hang out with us for a spell. We’re sure glad you stopped by.

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Buttermilk Pie – Just like Nanny used to make

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Buttermilk Pie

My Nanny, Wanda Whiteley, was an amazing cook. She was an amazing woman. Born just after the Great Depression into a poor family with several siblings, her life as a child was not easy. Because she struggled with severe asthma and was not healthy enough to walk miles to school every day she stayed home and taught herself to read and write. She was loving, supportive, funny and wonderful. I miss her very much.

A few years before she died she took the time to write out several of her favorite recipes by hand into a small spiral notebook. She gave this to me for a Christmas present and I treasure it to this very day. She had terrible arthritis and it hurt her dearly to painstakingly write out each recipe. This Buttermilk Pie recipe was included and it remains a family favorite. 

Nothing would have pleased my Nanny more than to know that her recipes were shared and loved. I’m so proud to post this here on our site and share it with y’all.

Please visit our new self-hosted site for this wonderful recipe: www.thecoersfamily.com/buttermilk-pie-just-like-my-nanny-used-to-make

Wordless Wednesday: One Fine Day

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This past Saturday we enjoyed a lovely time outside on a beautiful Spring day.

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Sunday Morning Breakfast Casserole and Sisterhood

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“If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.”  ~Linda Sunshine

Sunday mornings are busy mornings for our family. It’s the one day out of the week my two homeschoolers have to get up early. We have little ones to dress for church, Sunday School lessons to finalize, breakfast goodies to bring to church. It’s a lot of work.

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Our Laundry is a Beast

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It’s been a busy few days. Our fourth child has the croup. Our six-month-old twins are teething and going through a growth spurt, which means I’m breastfeeding constantly. Our 12-year-old and 13-year-old are working to catch up from their overly long Christmas break with their homeschool assignments. I’ve been enjoying stealing moments away to work on our family blog.

But I turned my back on a monster.

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Homeschooling: A Brief Overview

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The decision to homeschool is not made lightly. Each parent weighs their individual beliefs, looks at the benefits, the pros and cons, and decides their child needs a different educational experience.

Contrary to popular belief, the concept of Christian homeschooling did not gain popularity until 1980. Much has changed for Christian homeschooling families since that time. The face of homeschooling itself has morphed from the traditional “around the kitchen table” learning into a fantastic opportunity for families to learn hands-on and side-by-side.

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We Said Goodbye to TV

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We were living with a thief.

This thief stole our money. It stole our time. It stole our attention. It stole our innocence.

Our TV was a thief.

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