When I was a young mother I wondered why those with older children seemed to not have much to share or say. Now that I am that mother celebrating a homeschool graduate – number two – I know why. Life is super busy. It is a different sort of busy from the survival-in-the-trenches days of babies and toddlers. It is stage of life, a stage
This week we have been thoroughly indulging in Reading Week. I highly recommend it! What is reading week and how do you do it? Our reasons to have a reading week came as the result of several factors and happened sort of last minute. In fact, the idea for reading week only came to me last Friday as we were finishing up our week. Some
The community helpers puzzle. Its pieces dumped in the floor, again. I find myself frustrated, again. Frustrated to pick up the pieces and frustrated we were all sick. Frustrated we couldn’t get out and help the victims of recent flooding. Practical Prayer But the Lord calmly gave me an answer, in His patient way. As I was picking up each puzzle piece, He said, “Pray.”
I am thrilled to introduce you to my long-time friend, Paige Harbuck! She has encouraged me in so very many ways and just one of those is in the area of feeding your family. She is sharing a series on freezer cooking with us. Her tips will change your life! Here’s Paige sharing how to make a month of meals to fill your freezer…
Now we just couldn’t head into the new year without a look at a hodgepodge of healthy habits, could we? I’ll pulling out all the stops with the best of healthy mama habits. The Lord has blessed me with a wealth of tools and I just have to share about them and remind myself as well. It’s not always easy. But the blessings are huge.
My three-year-old daughter brought me a picture the other day. She said, “Daddy, here is a picture of you.” She handed me the picture. This particular picture was taken before she was born. In it were the three older children with a red-suited man who had a long, white beard. Santa Claus. Ever since my oldest daughter was old enough to understand language, I have
We have been going full force over here before the upcoming blessed holidays. That’s because we have a goal. See, at Thanksgiving we share some of our best work with grandparents. They are a captive audience, bless them. I wrote about our Thanksgiving Homeschool Celebration at Heart of the Matter a several years ago. And I am so glad we’ve maintained this helpful habit. Because
There seem to be certain times of year I am keenly aware of the needs of an age range of children that we have. It’s continually changing. Just when I think my husband and I have things set, there is something new. Just how to meet the needs of an age range? I asked myself the same question daily over the last weeks as we’ve