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 myContinue reading “A Few of My Favorite Things! Parenting and Homeschooling Resources”

Building The Faith Of Your Children Through Family Worship

When our oldest children were born, we knew it as Family Devotions. Even now you can search for family devotion materials. Some call it a “Family Altar” and still others, like us, “Family Worship”. The title may vary but the important things are consistency and content. Though we had a true desire to raise ourContinue reading “Building The Faith Of Your Children Through Family Worship”

Keeping It Together When The Family Goes Out

Family outings. “Do things together”, ”The family that plays together, stays together”. Whoever made these sayings up doesn’t realize how much work it is to go out with a family. Keeping track of people and their things is an absolute chore. But, don’t let that truth make outings obsolete. With some planning you can lessenContinue reading “Keeping It Together When The Family Goes Out”

Activities To Make This The Best 4th Of July Ever!

The Struggle Is Real I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Who else is trying to become a spin doctor for the sake of your children? Though they weren’t too upset at the cancellation of our homeschool co-op, there were some other pretty big blows. One of them being a long awaited and much anticipatedContinue reading “Activities To Make This The Best 4th Of July Ever!”

Blessing Our Children: A Legacy of Love for the Next Generation

In the early years of parenting, as I searched out resources and information, I came across a book about actively blessing our children. The idea impressed me as a way to regularly make spiritual deposits into my children’s lives. I had never considered the authority I truly had as a parent to bless my children.Continue reading “Blessing Our Children: A Legacy of Love for the Next Generation”

When You Aren’t All Home Together

The visuals are compelling. Heart warming photos and videos of families together in isolation making memories are all over the internet. (A place we have been spending a lot of time lately.) They are sweet. This gift of time is strengthening families in the midst of a very stressful situation. The images representing unity andContinue reading “When You Aren’t All Home Together”

Gramma Speaks: How Discipline Can Build Relationship With Your Children

Meet Gramma Louise: Louise is always full of wise words and creative parenting solutions. She also happens to be my mother-in-law. That being said, her impact on my parenting started even as far back as her mothering my husband. David and Louise had four children, two girls and then two boys. The children are nowContinue reading “Gramma Speaks: How Discipline Can Build Relationship With Your Children”

Got Great Ideas? 5 Tips To Put Them Into Practice

Who else starts their day with high hopes and then is dashed when life takes over? I know I could be so much more productive if I could just remember to use the resources that I have in my home. If all those genius life hacks made it off my Pinterest wall and into myContinue reading “Got Great Ideas? 5 Tips To Put Them Into Practice”

Communicating Our Priorities: Homeschooling & Marriage

Life is busy for everyone but even more so for the homeschool couple. We manage our employment, extended family responsibilities, church and community commitments. Then, there is the home front. Meals, cleaning, curriculum, extracurricular, parenting and nurturing our marriage. So many places that we need to be attentive and invest in! People often ask, “HowContinue reading “Communicating Our Priorities: Homeschooling & Marriage”

Has Your Attitude Gone Viral? Little Eyes Are Watching

We are all shocked by the news The news that we keep hearing changes by the day and sometimes, by the hour. We don’t know what reports to follow or who to believe. This current situation appears to be rapidly changing the world we live in. Our own emotions and thought patterns are being tossedContinue reading “Has Your Attitude Gone Viral? Little Eyes Are Watching”