I used to stay organized, but I find it much harder since the kids have come along! I still feel like keeping things in order, but it feels like these days it takes a new season to get back in order. Although we are still covered in snow here in Chicagoland and spring feels far away, […]
I get it: parenting can be overwhelming. When you get a chance to read, you want to make sure it’s worth it. The Mama’s Best Parenting Books blog hop brings you parenting book recommendations from your blogging friends, who are all moms too! One of the most important things I can teach my children to prepare […]
I realize that my children are young, but I decided we needed to learn about his grandparents and great-grandparents who served in the armed forces today. Understanding the service given by veterans helps us understand the freedom we truly enjoy came at a cost.
It is an unfortunate truth that we have to teach our kids about the horrors of the world, such as what happened in New York City on September 11, 2001. Doing so, however, should be a concept learned little by little, line upon line, as they grow. Here are some sensitive ways to teach about […]
If the walls could talk, they would tell you that I don’t spend my days sitting with my little ones around me on a cloud of rainbows. I don’t great my young students in a bright ray of sunshine as they arise from their slumbers. I don’t have a magic switch to turn myself into a delightful, […]
You know how when you fly on an airplane, you are instructed to, in case of emergency, take care of your own oxygen mask before helping your child? This is self care at it’s most basic. We cannot help others if we are not breathing. Taking care of myself first before homeschooling is as important as getting […]
I’ve recently begun my fourth year of homeschool, and yet, I find myself learning the same lessons every year. Of course, every homeschooling family is different. You may find some of the things that never work for me do work for you. Nevertheless, I think I may not be alone in having to relearn these […]
In Chapter Two of Stephanie Dibb Sorensen’s book Covenant Motherhood: Reflecting the Role of Christ in Our Lives, Sister Sorensen talks about how as mothers, we regularly emulate Jesus Christ as we teach our children. Sister Sorenson knows Teaching is not easy. Mother days are often busy and noisy and demanding. Sometimes we don’t even know we are teaching. […]