The Little House Pilot

LauraAll Posts, Books, Kindergarten

It has worked out so well that my name is “Laura”, making my imaginary transformation into “Laura Ingles Wilder” much more fluid, I believe. I grew up reading, watching, and reliving the prairie-running sweetheart. So, you can imagine my sheer joy that I have now become “Ma”, Vivienne the new “Laura”, and Lia “Carrie”. (We all morph into being “Mary” … Read More

Book Report: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


When my 12 year old neighbor recommended her favorite book with these words: “…I had never thought to look at life through the eyes of a porcelain rabbit before…” I knew I just had to run to the library and read the book immediately. And that is how Kate DiCamillo’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane has secured a tenured … Read More

Teachable Tuesday: Teenie Tiny Tot Trays

LauraAll Posts, Books

Lia has recently become an official TOT! So, we’ve begun doing three Tot Trays together each day. I find that this is a fantastic way for me to take time just for her. Here are some of the trays that she loves right now. Perhaps your favorite Tiny Tot would enjoy similar activities. Matching colors! *** Lia’s favorite tot tray … Read More

Your Preschool Christmas List

LauraAll Posts, Books

Every morning, we read one or two stories from The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name, a wonderful collection of Bible stories – each of which explains how God was foretelling, anticipating, and promising the arrival and work of Jesus Christ. How wonderful to be reminded that everything is always only about Him.

Book Report: Feminine Appeal

LauraAll Posts, Books, Marriage

I haven’t handed in a book report lately, so here’s one for you: For the past several weeks, I’ve been reading Carolyn Mahaney’s Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother.  Basically, Mahaney applies Titus 2’s first few verses to our maturity as women – as individuals, wives, and mothers. It’s one of those books that I plan … Read More

The Boxcar Children: Remember Them?

LauraAll Posts, Books

Vivienne and I just finished reading aloud the first of The Boxcar Children series. Vivienne adored the drama of four children trying to escape from the selfish bakers, the adventure of building a swimming pool, and the intensity of Violet’s illness (of course). I loved the way the children spoke so kindly to each other, looked out for one another, … Read More

Today’s Good News!

LauraAll Posts, Books

Leif Enger, the author of my favorite book Peace Like a River, has recently written a new book So Brave, Young, and Handsome. I’ve read a handful of chapters so far and am, once again, in love.

Book Report: Peter Pan

LauraAll Posts, Books

I’ve been on a “read all of the books I should have read in the past, but never did” kick. I just spent a week with Peter Pan and adored the book’s playful attitude and delighting story. And I’d like to announce that it has secured a spot on my “Favorite Books of all Time” list. Truly. (If you are … Read More

Book Report: Before You Meet Prince Charming

LauraAll Posts, Books, Marriage

Because I borrowed this book from a friend, I didn’t read it with the detailed, underlining fervency that I typically employ, but I highly recommend Sarah Mally’s Before You Meet Prince Charming even if you have met Prince Charming! …even if you are Prince Charming! The heartbeat in this book is yet another miraculous piece of evidence that God is, … Read More

Book Report: Passionate Housewives…

LauraAll Posts, Books, Marriage

I finished Jennie Chancey’s and Stacy McDonald’s new Passionate Housewives Desperate for God this week.  You’ve gotta read it for yourself, but I will let you know that one of the chapters I most appreciated was about how God has established a Christian culture that is not affected by the times and places that people live.  On the contrary, our … Read More