I’ve had lots of stray animals show up at my home over the years. Cats, dogs, and even a couple birds. A budgerigar visited my bird feeder in Knoxville and in Illinois a cockatiel came to hang out on our power line. Yet, I’ve never had a stray horse until today. My husband caught them in the headlights of his car on the driveway! My husband leaves for work early in the … [Read more...] about Excuse Me Neighbor, Did You Lose a Horse?
Have you read “Out of Darkness” by Russell Freedman? Louise Braille, the hero in the story loses his sight due to a horrific accident he sustains in his father’s shop as a child. He and his family struggle with his diagnosis of permanent blindness and the impact his loss of vision will have on all their lives. The author’s research and the categorization of … [Read more...] about Build Empathy With Books
These sand crosses are simple to make and a lot of fun. They also carry a powerful message. Jesus knows what it is to hurt, to suffer, and to want what one cannot have! He understands and is there for us during our most trying times on earth. While kids glue and apply sand, take a moment to reflect on the many burdens Jesus is willing to carry for … [Read more...] about Create a Sand Cross with Experience God
I love being a Sonlight Mom. The books, the memories, and the learning are wonderful. But, has anyone else found that they aren’t moving at the same rate as the suggested schedule? We are speeding through bible and history, but taking longer than expected with language arts. Science is falling somewhere in the middle. We are progressing at a drastically different pace … [Read more...] about How to Keep Sonlight Kindergarten Organized (Free Printable)
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