Monday morning I sat down with my two oldest boys and asked them this question. I told them I didn’t need an answer right away, but I wanted them to take a little time and think about it. I said, “I know you both know what the right answer is, but what is the real answer?” “What are you living for?” One of them chimed
If you have been a parent for any length of time, you can probably tell me what the Very Hungry Caterpillar ate on Saturday without thinking twice about it. One piece of chocolate cake, one ice cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon.
We’ve just finished up our reading obligations for the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program. Sometimes it can be a challenge to find books that will delight their young minds and feed their little souls. So, I thought I would share a few kid-tested, mother-approved treasures that we have discovered. (Disclaimer: I have not personally read many of these books. I usually find books for
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in
Over the years I have tried many different approaches to cleaning house. For the first several years of our marriage I had a monthly cleaning schedule that worked very well. It looked something like this: But by the time I had a few little guys running around, it was no longer practical. If it was a hectic day and I missed one of the monthly
Throughout the month of August, our authors will be sharing ‘A Day in the Life’ – each from their unique perspective. Our posts will join with others in iHomeschool Network’s Not Back-to-School Blog Hop. I’m hoping this post will eliminate some of the “wow, you really have it all together” comments that I occasionally hear. Here is a typical Monday at our house: 6:00 –
All of the things I have shared have definitely helped to tone down the chaos in our home. But the reality is that it is not possible for my house to be as quiet and clean as I would like. Even if I spent every minute of the day cleaning, people live here. Precious boys and their pets live here. And you can see the
On Good Friday evening, I sat with my husband and our four boys in one of the farther back rows in church, and noticed something amazing. There was a row of sweet girls sitting in front of us, sitting still and quiet, and the lone boy in the row was kicking his feet and bouncing up and down. Quietly bouncing, but bouncing still. And then