Autumn Decorations

LauraAll Posts, Farm Life

This girl couldn’t be giddier: a new home and a new blog… in the FALL!  Needless to say, I’m in nesting heaven. I pulled the “Autumn Decorations” bin out of the attic and was not impressed by the handful of pumpkin-like-things that stared up at me. What had filled our old house “to the rafters”,  shrunk considerably in this larger … Read More

Welcome to My New Place!

LauraAll Posts

Ah! It feels so good to stretch out. Ryan has spent his evenings designing this site for me, and I love it. What a guy. Now to find a quiet moment to move in… fill in the links, spruce up the sidebar, and continue my regular posts about life, love, and home-schoolin’.

What Due Dates Mean

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living, Motherhood, Stillbirth: Remembering Juliette Abigail

Maybe you’ll remember that I posted this same photo way back in February. At the time, I was enjoying the early weeks of my third pregnancy. I was happy and content as I felt life growing and changing inside of me. Yet, I glimpsed something profound about Lia asking to wear her bathing suit for two weeks in a row, … Read More

Therapy for a SAHM

LauraEarly Elementary Education, Kindergarten, Motherhood, Preschool

Staying at home with small children has many, many benefits. One, of which, is indulging in therapeutic spa treatments. (You’ve just gotta know where to find ’em!) Today, mine came through making this play-dough recipe. We dribbled in some red coloring and sprinkled on lots of cinnamon. When it came out of the pot, all warm and smooth and spicy, … Read More

What I Know Now: How to Find A Toddler

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Babies rarely respond vocally when we call their names. We don’t train them to, so they just don’t. Yet, we must have a way of finding them when they scuttle off somewhere. You know, you turn your back and, suddenly Little Sophie is missing! You call out, “Sophie!” “Sophie?” She probably won’t say, “Here I am!” I’ve discovered that, when … Read More

What I Know Now: How to Apply Lotion to a Child’s Face!

LauraMotherhood

In honor of Snoopy!!! The Musical, I present the following series inspired by one of the songs: Knowing What I Know Now. There are certain questions that I’ve asked “Google” over the years. Now that I know the answers, I thought I’d share them on this blog in case someone else googles the same question and happens to discover this … Read More

A Tattle-Tale

LauraCharacter Training, Motherhood, VLOGS

Tara, your request for some ideas to combat tattling was timely! We have been addressing that very issue in our home lately. In this Raising Homemakers post, Stacy McDonald explores tattling from its root to its bitter fruit, which is great motivation for moms and dads to address tattling when children are young. Here’s what it looks like practically in … Read More

What I Know Now: A Good Definition of Honor

LauraAll Posts, Character Training, Early Elementary Education, Kindergarten, Motherhood, Preschool, VLOGS

Sure, it’s easy to define “obedience,” but God also tells us to “honor” our parents… and one another. The best, most practical definition we’ve heard is this: Honor is: 1. treating someone as special 2. Doing more than what’s expected of you 3. Having a good attitude [field name=iFrame]

What I Know Now: No More Fruit Flies

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living

In honor of Snoopy!!! The Musical, I present the following series inspired by one of the songs: Knowing What I Know Now. There are certain questions that I’ve asked “Google” over the years. Now that I know the answers, I thought I’d share them on this blog in case someone else googles the same question and happens to discover this … Read More