Looking for Answers

I have recently come to the realization (and more importantly, acceptance) of the fact that my eight year old daughter is not like me. She doesn’t think like me, learn like me, do chores like me, remember things like me… yeah. None of it. I think I’ve known it for a while, but haven’t figuredContinue reading “Looking for Answers”

Keeping Holidays Spiritually Fresh

With snow still on the ground where I live and the promise of more today, it’s hard to believe that Easter is in a few weeks. I look forward to holidays and the accompanying traditions. My hubby has off on Good Friday so we usually go out to breakfast as a family. We do some EasterContinue reading “Keeping Holidays Spiritually Fresh”

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”