At a recent homeschool co-op meeting I asked a fellow mom if she was almost done for the year? I was met with tears! Folks, this wasn’t a woman prone to hysterics. This was a strong woman who was raising four amazing children! Yet, her stress and overwhelm were palpable. Her tears were out of frustration. She and her kids had worked hard for months and she had no idea if … [Read more...] about Does your homeschool plan work?
Christy by Catherine Marshall Celebrate the new 50th anniversary edition of Christy by entering to win one of TWO $50 Visa cash cards (details at end of post). As a happy resident of the Smoky Mountain foothills in East TN, I found "Christy" an insightful look at mountain life in 1912. The discussion of the proud and strong mountain people, their heritage, their … [Read more...] about Christy – A Glimpse at Smoky Mountain Life in 1912 (Giveaway ends 12/5/17)
We all know what it is like to struggle with kids who are tired, hungry, or just emotionally spent. Aptly named, "the witching hour," the time period right before dinner is often one of the most challenging times of the day for most parents, including me. Fortunately, there are also times of the day when the kids (and Mom too) are most likely to be at their best. For us … [Read more...] about Making Morning Time Meaningful and Fun as a New Homeschool Mom
Like many of us I have a little girl fascinated with the idea of being a princess. And I'm fine with this as long as she embraces it in a way that allows her to see more, do more, and be more. After all as a daughter in God's Kingdom, she truly is a princess. I also have young sons of God riveted by fairy tales and other good stories. A good story … [Read more...] about Praise for Once Upon A Time Storybook Bible and Holy Bible
Lent is meant to be a time of waiting and reflection. We do little to decorate and refrain from grand celebration, pausing instead to focus on prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. Purple may be used to designate lent and some homes like ours choose to cover any displayed crucifixes with a purple swag or cloth. As we enter Holy Week we begin to acknowledge and grapple … [Read more...] about An Easy Way to Show Holy Week in Your Home