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

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?

Homeschool, Uncategorized

What Do I “NEED” To Homeschool?

Setting The Stage For Learning It's back to school season. This year it looks a little different. I have noticed less advertisements for supplies though we know we should probably be getting prepared somehow. So just what does a family need to homeschool? As a homeschooling mom of 19 years, I can give you some… Continue reading What Do I “NEED” To Homeschool?

Character Building

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 our… Continue reading Building The Faith Of Your Children Through Family Worship

Encouragement

A Life Disrupted: Our Response

Learning New Things? Raise your hand if you have been learning a lot of new stuff lately. Yeah? Me too! Our lives have changed so much in the past few months it’s a bit mind boggling. No matter what you personally feel about the circumstances around the world during this pandemic, I  think we can… Continue reading A Life Disrupted: Our Response

Encouragement, Family Life

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

Encouragement, Family Life

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 and… Continue reading When You Aren’t All Home Together

Family Life

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 now… Continue reading Gramma Speaks: How Discipline Can Build Relationship With Your Children

Family Life, Homeschool, Uncategorized

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 my… Continue reading Got Great Ideas? 5 Tips To Put Them Into Practice