Nine times we’ve done this potty training thing so to some, I would be considered a pro. Of course, I would have to say that all kids will eventually become potty trained so in reality, is accomplishing it really something all that unusual? Perhaps not unusual but as you start out it is the great … Continue reading Potty Training Uncovered: Tips from a mom of nine!
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?
I was driving down the road and there was a guy wearing a T-shirt that said, “Livin’ the Dream”. It was apparent that his dream was different than mine. To start off, he was walking down the sidewalk with a bag of groceries and his pants were hanging down below his boxer line. His shirt … Continue reading Are you “Living the Dream”? Mom life can be tough!
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
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
I remember the days when we were dating. My boyfriend (later fiancé) was coming to pick me up to go out to dinner. I worked to pick out just the right outfit for the occasion, makeup on, perfume on.... all the preparation. After we were married, we still had the option to go out on … Continue reading Date night Dilemma: Don’t Miss Out, Have a Party!
DISCLAIMER: What I share with you today will not be all inclusive. I do not pretend to have all the answers. What I have to offer are simply some suggestions, observations and tactics which we have used in our home to some degree of success. Lord willing, you will be able to glean something of … Continue reading Taking the Chore out of Chores: Fun and Creative Ideas to Help you get Chores Done!
Spring has sprung and every year when it does, it means that it's time to get everyone outside. Each season brings its own kind of messes and past time activities. Every year I wander the aisles of a few local stores looking for new ideas to keep my kids engaged outside. Wouldn't you know it, … Continue reading Springtime has Arrived: Simple Ways to Keep Kids Busy
This morning as I'm taking a shower, the door opens and an amplified small voice begins a tale of what his sister has done. I gave him a message, "Tell her when I get out of the shower, she is getting disciplined." His response was "ummmmm, do I have to tell her that?" I really … Continue reading Discipline Spectators: Waiting on God for Justice
There are days, let me just say it, days that I don't want to be a mom (or I at least want to take a leave of absence). This never seems to be the case when my children are playing together kindly. Even if there are messes everywhere and dinner isn't anywhere in the works, … Continue reading Battling Bad Attitudes: Does Your Perspective Need to Change?