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!

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

Family Life, Holidays

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 anticipated… Continue reading Activities To Make This The Best 4th Of July Ever!

Encouragement, Gramma Speaks

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 expert… Continue reading Gramma Speaks: Cultivating Cross Generational Relationships

Academic, Homeschool

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 “Do… Continue reading So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling Preschool?

Holidays

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 careful… Continue reading Christmas: You Just Can’t Do It All!

Encouragement

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

Family Life

The Chaos of Clutter: Preparing Children to be Adults

You’re in the trenches and I’m in there too! Who else can spend the entire day walking from room to room picking up your family’s “stuff” and relocating it to the right place? I’m not talking actually cleaning the house... just moving the STUFF! You know, blankets, coats, cups, pencils, backpacks, shoes, toys, books, “projects”,… Continue reading The Chaos of Clutter: Preparing Children to be Adults

Encouragement

Women Encouraging Women: A look At Titus 2

I know it, how did we get here... has this much time really passed? It doesn’t “feel” like I’m an older woman and I’m sure it doesn't feel like it to you, either. But here we are, part of that “older woman” demographic. In reality, you don’t even have to be THAT old to be… Continue reading Women Encouraging Women: A look At Titus 2