Do you ever feel invisible? As my first year of homeschool co-op wraps up tonight with our Spring Program, my boys will climb on the stage tonight with their classes, and I am sure to melt in tears in my … Continue reading Feeling Invisible?
If you have or work with children in any way, you are likely looking for ways to help them build solid character. One of the aspects of character that I long for my children to develop is grit and perseverance … Continue reading Seven Children’s Books that Inspire Perseverance and Grit
Yesterday, I spent a chunk of the afternoon trying to convince my four-year-old that wolves don’t come out when it thunders outside. I discovered last night that I was wrong. Continue reading ThunderWolves are Real
Yesterday was a whirlwind of all things bright and beautiful and some things right down not. I’m incredibly blessed by all of it. It’s a blessing to be a mom- through the smiles and laughter, and through the skinned knees, … Continue reading Water Wars, Mother’s Day, Laughter, and a Filthy Mess
“My boys are so standoffish with me now. They’re too cool for Mom. Those days,” she gestured to my kids clinging to my legs and begging for me to hold them, “…Are gone.” As my boys snuggled up close, one … Continue reading 5 Ways to Engage With your Kids
Want to hear about the first time Elijah realized that God was working in his life and protecting him? Let him tell you all about it! Continue reading The Dresser Fell On Me
I wasn’t prepared for what happened that night as I tucked my son into bed. “Mommy, I’m not sure if I believe in God. How do you know that God is real?,” my four-year-old asked. It caught me off guard. I … Continue reading The God Stories Project
“I’ll get you now!!!!,” the child screams as he launches forward with his sword. Even if you don’t allow toys that look like weapons, Popsicle sticks start saying, “Bang, bang!,” sandwiches get bitten into gun shapes, and yard sticks become … Continue reading Violence or Valor?
Finish the statement from Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of _______.” Wisdom, right? No! The answer in this chapter is “knowledge.” (“Wisdom” would be the answer in Proverbs 9:10). It is incredible that knowing and … Continue reading The Key to Both Wisdom and Knowledge
In your last job interview, were you asked, “How did you play as a child?” Engineers entering Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are. Why? Caltech found that the new highly-educated engineers were missing something. And it stemmed from the way they played as kids. Continue reading How Play Can Make or Break our Kids’ Futures
This 5-minute reflection could change the course of your kids’ lives. When honestly done, it will, no doubt, change you. Continue reading 5-Minute Self-Assessment that Could Change Your Kid’s Lives
My four-year-old had a great idea today. He said, “Why don’t we set up a beach in our living room? We can have a sun, and a blanket to sit on, and beach toys!” He had a great idea, and it was super fun! Continue reading DIY Beach Day at Home
Whether you are homeschooling or simply want to help your kids get a good start at school, you don’t have to invest in expensive curricula to help your kids read. You can help your child get a good foundation in phonics and reading using free or fairly inexpensive resources. Continue reading Teach Your Kids To Read- Inexpensively and Effectively