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?
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
My daughter has a penchant for picture book bibliographies. She’s a huge fan of Ada Lovelace and Wangari Maathai. These were not women with whom I was previously familiar, but thanks to some amazing picture books , we are learning about them together. We recently received another fabulous picture book all about some amazing women, “What’s the Big Deal About First … [Read more...] about More Than Beautification – Ladybird Johnson (Giveaway)
“I really want you to know that everything that is important to you is important to God. He cares about your small battles as much as the huge ones. You are a precious woman who gets out of balance sometimes like all the other women of the world. He wants to help you find your way.” Tightropes and Teeter-Totters Finding Balance in the Ups and Downs of Life Purchase … [Read more...] about Tightropes and Teeter-Totters (Book Review)
Valentine's Day is coming! The kids and I have been gearing up for the holiday by decorating our home and creating some very special gifts for the loved ones in our lives! I've done my best to link to the exact products I used :) If there's something you can't find, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to find you an … [Read more...] about Easy Valentine Preschool Crafts and Gifts