When Sonny (now 15!) was little bitty, he was so attached to me. It was impossible to say bye to him without major separation anxiety. No amount of assurances that I’d be back calmed his fears and crying. The only way I could get away from the house without a meltdown from him and torment […]
While we’re learning and practicing all we can to turn our passion into profit — there could be something critical we’re overlooking. See, we all have a tendency to compare ourselves with other people, especially if we’re intentionally focused on what they’re doing in an effort to learn from them. We begin patterning our business practices after their example without taking […]
Don’t you hate it when someone insists that their health/diet/fitness choices are right for you? I pretty much tune them out immediately. I think it’s better to say (such & such) is working for me. It’s just respectful of the vast differences among us. None of us get identical reports from the doctor, so we shouldn’t give or […]
In the previous post, I explained that the main reason why we’ve chosen to homeschool our sons is to help them develop good character. That can mean totally different things to different people. We don’t believe that “good character” means we’re perfect — not even close. It’s simply a life of honesty, obedience and faith — […]
You can read the introduction for this series here. ***I’ve been working on this post for a bit each morning for a week, trying to clearly develop my thoughts. Then yesterday, arguments happened. Emotions ran high. I felt like running away or going to my room and hiding under the covers until it all passed. […]
Let me start by saying that I don’t believe that homeschooling is for everyone. It’s a personal decision that every parent must make for themselves. The experiences and thoughts I’ll share are for the person who is considering homeschooling. Maybe you’re sitting there just as I was about 10 years ago, trying to weigh this HUGE […]
Once upon a time, most Americans grew their own herbs, vegetables and flowers. Nowadays, not so much. Isn’t it easier to just go to Wal Mart and bypass all that trouble? That’s what I believed for a long time, but about 10 years ago, I got my hands in the dirt to garden for the first time. […]
We all need God to save us from our sin — to stand in our place on the front line of a spiritual battle we can never win. You can read my testimony here. Some of us also need God to save us from someone else’s sin.
I have a love/hate relationship with traditional systems. As a somewhat OCD driven kinda person, I love organization and structure. How else would I get stuff done?! I make lists… long ones… for every-stinking-thing. I check stuff off and feel oh-so productive. Howeverrr, I hate the way formal systems encourage pretense and discourage real-life relationships.
We’ve recently added a deck to the back of our house and can’t wait to share it with folks, so a simple serving tray project was right on time. This would also make a great gift! pssst, a bag of coffee and a couple of pretty mugs would make it extra nice. ; ) I’ve seen lots […]