They Won’t Throw Tomatoes

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF, Marriage, Motherhood

A friend of mine – Sarah Mae – writes blog posts that receive responses from all kinds of women who are trying, listening, discerning, changing, thinking… I really love mulling through the conversations. Recently, Sarah wrote about her desire to embrace godly principles without (or despite) other people feeling judged or throwing rotten tomatoes. Plenty of responders wrote that they … Read More

Not Back-to-School Blog Hop: Curriculum Week


To me (a self-confessed nerdy-book-loving teacher), a sweet aspect of homeschooling is the process of choosing curriculum and making plans, plans, plans! (That’s why I’ve been “homeschooling” for four years already and my oldest is only entering Kindergarten… She’s been a good sport.) So, I am thrilled to join the excited homeschooling masses in the “Not Back-to School Blog Hop”. … Read More

Because I am Home…


Because I am home, I am able to see this unfold over a 5-day period. Just scribbles in a notebook, to some. The unfolding of a rose, to me. I knew it was profound when – on the fifth day – I watched in awe as my daughter slowly and silently told her pencil which way to go, disciplining her … Read More

Was it a dream or…?

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Vivienne: Mom, weren’t you outside with me at Vacation Bible school during the games? Me: No… I was up in my classroom. Why? Vivienne (clearly stumped): Well… hmm… I was sure you were there, too… Or, maybe it was a dream… Hmm… I just can’t remember if it was real or if it was a dream! Me: What happened? Maybe … Read More

I am the Keeper

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF, Healthy Living, Marriage, Motherhood

Sometimes a book sits on a shelf though it should be thrown away. Sometimes a movie or a phrase or an attitude lingers in our home a little too long. Or, rather, sometimes a wall remains blank though it should be beautified. Sometimes a gift remains ungiven a smile, unsmiled a lesson, untaught, a song, unsung in our house too … Read More

Heart Transplant Surgery

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Vivienne is an aspiring nurse, doctor, and ambulance medic. She is only ever interested in dolls if she is giving them medicine or, well, a new heart. I just had to snap a photo of this aspiring scientist, too. She was just too cute, thinking she had the hang of it and all.

It’s Your Fault: The Blame Game

LauraMarriage, Motherhood

I find that the minute I want something that I cannot get easily, I slump down into an internal pouting heap and blame someone – anyone – for failing to get me what I want!! Case in point: I’m a rather simple girl whose “one simple desire” is to enjoy a hike now and then. For immature and unidentified reasons, … Read More

Thinking about…

LauraAll Posts, Marriage, Motherhood

“When Lamech had lived 182 years, he fathered a son and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the Lord has cursed this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.” Genesis 5:29 Like a hammer hitting a nail, this prophesy keeps ringing in my ears: How did Noah … Read More

Joyous Passover! For Little Ones!

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

This week we celebrate how God has freed us from our slavery to sin. We celebrate that He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. We celebrate the magnificent fact that because we are covered by Jesus’ blood, Death has … Read More

Dishwasher Diving

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

A couple of years ago, I read an article about a group of business people who were saving loads of money by “dumpster diving” at 5-star restaurants. They raved about the fine cuisine they could enjoy at no cost to them. Oh, the scalloped potatoes! The slabs of tender steak! The trays of fluffy lemon meringue! ‘Reminds me of our … Read More