We are heading into another school year, lining up all the activities and choosing the best curriculum. I always have such optimism at the beginning of the year that we will fit it all in. As parents we want to set our children up for success in their lives. No matter our own challenges, I … Continue reading Prioritizing My Homeschool: Where does the Bible fit in?
I’ve just gotten home from a second week of summer Bible clubs with my kids. There are so many verses that they learn during VBS and 5 Day Clubs during these events. I don’t want them to lose the progress they make in memorization and, as usual, I find myself needing a plan. The goal … Continue reading Memory Verses: Implement a Plan for Retention
In our early days of homeschooling, we weren't just new to this type of educational model, we were relatively new to being a family altogether. We were young and still discovering our family personality. I was fascinated with the people I saw in the home-school community. I had never met so many large families in … Continue reading The Ideal Homeschool Family: How do you Measure up?
Remember back to when your first child was born. It was the great unknown, wasn’t it? We devoured parenting books and searched for advice. We attended mommy groups and everything was so new and exciting. Now that our babies are grown, we are right back at the great unknown! Through the early years of parenting, … Continue reading It’s Graduation Season Again: How We Prepared Our Son For Independent Living
Looking back, I remember the time that we lived in a little cul-de-sac early in my mothering years. There was a family whose children seemed to always be playing together outside and I wondered why they weren’t in school. One day my neighbor and I were both getting our mail out of our mailboxes at … Continue reading The Anniversary Gift That Changed our Lives
There was a time that my little boy was just that, a little boy. When he got older and entered the years of passage towards adulthood, I was thrown for a loop. It really was both of us who came to this time of transition with a little bit of shock. Lately I have heard … Continue reading To the Moms of Future Men: Let me Tell You Our Story
Remember those dreams about being a mom and spending all of your time with your kids? All of those joy filled moments as you walk through all areas of life together? I’m with you. Then you wake up from the dream and reality hits that it is just plain difficult to juggle some of the … Continue reading Managing Money With Kids: It Doesn’t Have to be Hard!
For years I have told people that I believe in the power of prayer. I have affirmed with my speech that “prayer changes things”. I know in my mind and in my heart that it is true. A few years ago at a ladies retreat, the speaker, Nancy Campbell talked about prayer. She quizzed us … Continue reading Prayer Bracelets: A Practical Idea to Remind You to Pray