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 count on God to multiply our work. We recount the story of the loaves and fishes, saying “I’m giving God what little I have, and He will multiply it!” But what about the times when He does not? What about the times when the 5 loaves and the 2 fish don’t end up feeding hundreds? What about the times when … Read More
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.
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
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
Nothing’s better than a homemade card… except maybe this:
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
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.
Our fears are born with us and they loom before us, at their largest and most powerful when we are at our smallest and weakest.
Too often, our tender skin breaks open. Too often, our tender hearts break open.
I want to change my response to all of the crying.
Besides the books that we read, this is our wisest curriculum investment… for hours and hours of learning reinforcement, application, and creativity.