Encouragement

Who is Your Testimony About?

Can I make an admission? I love real life stories. My favorite books are biographies, my favorite shows are true life history, crime or documentaries. I love sitting down with friends (and I have to admit, even strangers) to hear what is going on in their lives. People fascinate me and draw me in. Connecting… Continue reading Who is Your Testimony About?

Encouragement

Consider Jochebed

I was recently asked, "If you could meet any person in the Bible, who would it be?". My first thought was Esther for her strength and faith to stand in a time of crisis for her people. I also thought of Ruth who with loyalty remained with her mother-in-law through sorrow and displacement. But then,… Continue reading Consider Jochebed

Encouragement

Peace in the Ordinary

Living in the Mundane Sometimes it feels like as a mom I’m stuck in the mundane. My weeks can often be drawn out with the same tasks over and over again. Dishes and more dishes, laundry, and yet another meal. Stories to read, fingernails that need clipped, reminders to brush teeth and appointments to be… Continue reading Peace in the Ordinary

Encouragement

Mom Friends- May we know them, may we be them!

Motherhood, a doorway to friendship Motherhood, it all starts with our kids. Really, where would I be without my children? They were the reason that I became part of our baseball team, the homeschool co-op, ballet and yep, those online mom groups. I was there because of my children, but today, this is not about… Continue reading Mom Friends- May we know them, may we be them!

Encouragement, The Mom Next Door Podcast

The Power of Testimony

Testimony time My favorite time at our annual women's retreat has always been Sunday mornings. The whole weekend is filled with rich Bible study and encouragement. This final session however, is powerful in a different way. It's testimony time. Mothers, teens, toddlers and infants settle down to hear what God had been doing in each… Continue reading The Power of Testimony

Family Life, Uncategorized

A Few of My Favorite Things! Parenting and Homeschooling Resources

Life is a journey! I see it in everything. We are always learning and growing. Young moms often ask, "How did you raise your children"? The truth is, we all learn as we go along. Along the way I have gleaned from so many resources! You have heard of eclectic homeschooling? Not only is my… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things! Parenting and Homeschooling Resources

Encouragement

Faith Journey

Does anyone else feel it, or is it just me? Has God been calling you on a faith journey like you've never experienced before this year? I told my children that this was significant when the announcements went out about corona virus in early March of 2020,. This would change the world the way that… Continue reading Faith Journey

Homeschool, Uncategorized

Motivation & Incentives: Homeschool Edition

Ready or not, here we go! The shopping is done, the lesson plans are laid out and your school area is ready. So, are you wondering just “how” to keep your children on task? To be clear, staying on task can be hard for adults too. But when your students are also your children, they… Continue reading Motivation & Incentives: Homeschool Edition

Homeschool, Uncategorized

What’s It Really Like To Homeschool?

Our Homeschool Journey There's too much to tell in one post but I can summarize. We never planned to homeschool. (That is the confession of many homeschoolers.) When we got married my husband told me that he wanted our children to go to private school like he did. That sounded pretty good to me considering… Continue reading What’s It Really Like To Homeschool?