I have a dream. In my dream there is a big playroom, with all kinds of toys, neatly organized in color coordinated and labeled bins. The boys share all the toys happily and everyone cleans up the day’s play messes together. Something like this lovely creation from homeedit.com: In that same dream, boys’ bedrooms are toy-free and serene. Restful, clean, organized. With desks for thinking
A while back I blogged about the empty nest and how it shouldn’t be something that we avoid or dread. That as couples, we should almost rejoice when we have an empty nest because it affords us an opportunity to spend time with our spouses alone and to get to know them again on a new and deeper level. It also affords us an opportunity
Based on your reading, these are your favorites for 2013. Some of these are all-time classics from the archives! Plus, we are including those, below, we feel are important to develop in the new year. Your Favorite Habits of 2013 1. Three Gifts for Christmas (pin it) 2. The Ultimate Guide to Housekeeping Habits (pin it) 3. How to Be Your Husband’s Wife and Not
Why is it that the littlest children are always the first to wake up in the morning? They are so busy all day. Moving. Talking. Running. Crying. Playing. Questioning. All. Day. Long. I think if I were as busy as those little ones for a full day, I would need to sleep for 24 hours straight to make up for it. Maybe it is the
This year, I’m down to one student in our family homeschool. Along the way, I have made changes, tweaking each child’s education, finding improved curricula for math or science, adding special projects to English and history, and incorporating electives for each child’s interest. With my youngest that meant adding a home economics class. As I searched online, I could not find a satisfactory curriculum. I
Recently, I was chatting with a few of my friends and realized that, in the past year or so, many of us have gone from being just stay-at-home moms (most who home school) to doing all that AND working (most of us primarily from home). Working from home is rewarding and beneficial… and has its own set of challenges. Here are my top ten strategies
Do you love watermelon as much as I do? Well, we discovered another yummy way to eat it! I try to keep my family eating as healthy as possible. . .and in summertime, that means making our own popsicles. My four-year-old asked (a few times) for watermelon popsicles; so I finally tried to make them, and they are the most beloved popsicle flavor so far!
Our second child, the Ballerina, recently graduated from our family homeschool. We had planned for her to attend an accredited Christian college that specializes in Fine Arts and has an outstanding ballet program. One of her friends already attends the school, and loves it. Our daughter was accepted academically, and had been adequately prepared in her pre-professional conservatory classes with her ballet instructor. In February,