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”

Gramma Speaks: Cultivating Cross Generational Relationships

On the continuum of motherhood, I am smack dab in the middle. Well, kinda. I have 4 adult children and 5 that are in the category of high school, middle school and elementary. This means that I have graduated from diapers, potty training and preschool. So on one hand I could be considered an expertContinue reading “Gramma Speaks: Cultivating Cross Generational Relationships”

So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling Preschool?

As you watch your child grow up, you are amazed! The way that they pick up on things is fascinating to you. They really are like little sponges just soaking up the world around them. It gets you thinking, “Is she ready for formal education?”, “What do I need to teach her next?” And “DoContinue reading “So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling Preschool?”

Outdo One Another With Love: A Lesson For Valentine’s Day

I’m pretty excited about my plans for Valentines Day this year. Why? Because I have an idea that will make it last for three weeks! If you know me, you know that I love plans and systems. I also love weaving lessons into our everyday life. I have counted back three weeks prior to Valentine’sContinue reading “Outdo One Another With Love: A Lesson For Valentine’s Day”

To Share Or Not To Share: Teaching Healthy Boundaries

The “toddler’s rule of property” states that, “If it’s mine, it’s mine; if I want it, it’s mine and if it’s yours it’s mine.” or something along those lines. Of course we want to teach our children to share. But to what extent do we need to require them to share? We love to haveContinue reading “To Share Or Not To Share: Teaching Healthy Boundaries”

Christmas: You Just Can’t Do It All!

It’s nearly half way through December. I’ve made my list and I have gone over it at least 36 times. My lists have sub-lists. After planning things out and scheduling enough down time to enjoy the holiday, I hear about some great new holiday tradition I want to add. Enough! If I am not carefulContinue reading “Christmas: You Just Can’t Do It All!”

Army Mom Strong

I know it is coming. He goes “home”, back to base, in three more days. When he does, I will be a mess. We have done this a few times now. I’m learning. Every situation is different, I can’t speak for everyone but being a military mom is an emotional journey to say the least.Continue reading “Army Mom Strong”

A Busy Mom’s Guide To Christmas Shopping

I know there is some belief or stereotype that women love shopping. I’m not in that camp. Of course, when I was younger it was fun. When I had lots of time it was fun. When I could mindlessly wander through the aisles without considering what I was making for dinner, what items took priorityContinue reading “A Busy Mom’s Guide To Christmas Shopping”