Narration and Watercolors: A Daily Ritual

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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.

Morning Time

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Happy Back-to-School!! Or rather, “Let the games begin”! We’re studying Medieval History this year and are looking forward to a rollicking time. Our homeschool day begins with Morning Time. For years, we’ve started each homeschool day by taking time to look at the calendar and observe the day God has given us, to look out the window and notice the … Read More

How to Transform Your Child’s Screen-Time into Relationships and Connection

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Usually, I wait until I’ve tried something for a while before I share it with you. But this time, I’m so excited about an idea that I’m going to share it with you before we’ve truly taken it on the road. I think it’s a good one… This particular idea was birthed from desperation. Here’s the scenario: A child asks a … Read More

“How To Survive the Day with Littles”, OR “How Having 3 Kids Is Harder Than 5”

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While our older two daughters have been at a daily art camp for two weeks, I’ve been home with our three youngest children ages 5, 2, and newborn. I love our younger children dearly and am grateful that our family continues to enjoy the little years. In fact, I have a blog post coming about how I am filled-to-the-brim with joy just … Read More

Thoughts on Our Times: Is Evil Spiraling Out of Control?

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The other night, I lay my head on the pillow, my mind weary from processing so many tragic headlines, day after day. The shootings, the accidents, and the hatred seems to be spiraling out of control, don’t you think?Earlier in the day, I tuned into CNN. A spokesperson against terrorism was asked, “What should we do about all this terrorism?”

The spokesperson said, “It does seem to be escalating. I think we just have to try harder.”

Try harder?

This Week’s Inspiration

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I’ve been devouring many sources of inspiration lately. I always like to pass along some of my favorites to you. A friend pointed me in the direction of a 5-part series aired on Revive Our Hearts way back in 2014. Erin Davis’ interview about her book, Beyond Bath Time, is just about the most encouraging thing a mother could listen to. I … Read More

When Ministry Happens in Fits and Starts

LauraAll Posts, Marriage, Ministry, Motherhood

 (“Women’s Ministry”.) For years, I’ve aspired to be like the faithful Sunday School teacher who serves her post for 50 years, loving generations of children, sharing the gospel with countless young people who gather at her table week after week. I’ve day-dreamed about looking back over the years and noticing that my faithful involvement in a community, or a person, … Read More