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?
“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)
We are a family that loves to craft and make things together. So, having your own pair of scissors and the freedom to cut "all by yourself" is a pretty big deal around here :) With three littles all under four, safety is a top priority. I've watched my kids sit on scissors, poke themselves in the body and mouth with scissors, and stick their fingers in the blades of the … [Read more...] about Our Favorite First Scissors and Learning How to Cut
Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean............................... Do you recognize these words? This is the prologue to Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and one of the few things I remember from high school. I was a sophomore in … [Read more...] about A Book That Can Help You and Your Child Enjoy Shakespeare! – How to Teach Your Child Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig (Book Review)
I can't tell you how many parents I know that bought a new camera when they had the first, maybe even their second child. Count my husband and I in that number! I had already learned the hard way that I didn't always manage to get my SLR out in time to capture all the fabulous moments of pet ownership, so figured there was no chance of capturing all the awesome … [Read more...] about Your Family in Pictures: The Parents’ Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits, and Everyday Life by Me Ra Koh