Don’t Light Your Own Torch

Up until last spring, we had a horrible neighbor situation two doors down from us. The kids would taunt and bully our kids and their friends, and the mother was completely uninvolved in supervising them and intervening. We tried talking to her, but she wouldn’t help. Mostly, she slept all day, by her own admission.Continue reading “Don’t Light Your Own Torch”

Accepted on Sonship

We went on a 3 day family trip a few months ago. The toddler was, well, a toddler. He wasn’t very used to trips, staying in hotels, and dealing with the level of overstimulation that travel frequently creates. By the time we were ready to go home, he was done. He was belligerent, ornery, defiant, and any other adjective youContinue reading “Accepted on Sonship”

Fear not!

Do you struggle with fear in your parenting, your homeschooling, and in life? I sure do. I fear that our family will come down with this nasty stomach virus that’s going around, or worse, some horrid disease. I fear the direction our country is going and that homeschooling won’t stay legal. I fear that my kidsContinue reading “Fear not!”

Education in its various forms

Chaos. Homeschooling three kids feels like chaos. Yes, there’s education – the normal, book learning type of education going on, but also another type of education. I had to laugh at my older two (DD 8 ad DS 10) trying their hardest to be patient with the very exuberant two year old this morning. TheyContinue reading “Education in its various forms”