This Month’s Bibliography: Fortresses, Hip Circles, and Hot Cocoa

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Just as a bibliography lists the works that developed a piece of writing, this post will list some of the things that are enriching and informing my life this month. I hope you discover something in this collection that is helpful to you and becomes a part of your bibliography, too. After you’ve read this post, would you share a … Read More

We Changed the Way We Talk About Sex with Our Kids

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living, Learning at Home, Motherhood

We have the opportunity to establish a foundation around the word “sex” that is full of goodness, truth, beauty, strength, dignity, and gratitude long before the world has the opportunity to offer its cheap, degrading, and unstable perversion of it. I want to make the most of our opportunity as parents, but I haven’t quite known how to do it.

A Boy’s Thought Life: It’s Like a Race Car Track

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood, Motherhood Hacks

When it comes to teaching our children how to manage their emotions, I’ve always appreciated Rachel Jankovic’s helpful comparison: emotions are like a horse. I think it’s in her helpful book Loving the Little Years that Jankovic writes about teaching her daughters that their emotions are like a horse they’ve been given to ride along a mountain ridge. They must control and … Read More

It’s Like Chocolate Cake for Your Inbox! (You Can Now Subscribe!)

LauraAll Posts, Blogging

Oh, my. Here’s one for the records and for the big name bloggers who preach “numbers don’t count; commitment counts” message. I currently have 4 subscribers. And I blog my heart out for them. It’s no joke! I have 4 wonderful, faithful, sticking-with-me subscribers. I LOVE those 4 subscribers (hi, there!) and am so grateful for their (your) support and … Read More

Narration and Watercolors: A Daily Ritual

LauraAll Posts, Homeschooling

One of the things I discovered this summer was the beauty of coupling daily narration with watercolor painting.  It has become one of our favorite times of day. I typically don’t incorporate painting in our daily routine, but I was greatly inspired by some Waldorf and Charlotte Mason blogs.  (Although… type “Waldorf watercolor painting” into Pinterest and you’ll see our … Read More

Kids Laugh A Lot, Too

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living, Homeschooling, Laugh About, Marriage, Motherhood

When our home bubbles over with laughter – and I’m glad to say it often does – we are rich and strong together. The very pillars and foundation of our home are strengthened by our children, who create and share laughter so easily. After all, it’s their mother tongue: they’ve been laughing since before they could speak, or walk, or run.