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

Kick Self-Entitlement: A Click Away

LauraAll Posts, Marriage, Motherhood

Last week, I wrote a post about self-entitlement for my friend’s blog, Like a Warm Cup of Coffee. I just remembered that I never told you about it! So, click one more time to read it here.

The So-Far Series: Habits that Shape a Character

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Inspired by a list of parenting lessons and resources that I found in my    journal, I’ve decided to use this week as a “So-Far Series” and share our thoughts with YOU! By the way, be sure to dust off your own opinions for Friday’s “So-Far” Shebang when you can Mr. Linky or comment your best advice… so far. With 4 … Read More

The So-Far Series: Training a Child

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Inspired by a list of parenting lessons and resources that I found in my journal, I’ve decided to use this week as a “So-Far Series” and share our thoughts with YOU! By the way, be sure to dust off your own opinions for Friday’s “So-Far” Shebang when you can Mr. Linky or comment your best advice… so far. With 4 … Read More

The So-Far Series: Etiquette for Little Ones at Home

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Inspired by a list of parenting lessons and resources that I found in my journal, I’ve decided to use this week as a “So-Far Series” and share our thoughts with YOU! By the way, be sure to dust off your own opinions for Friday’s “So-Far” Shebang when you can Mr. Linky or comment your best advice… so far. With 4 … Read More

The So-Far Series: Children Need to Be Needed

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Inspired by a sketched list of parenting lessons and resources that I found in my journal, I’ve decided to use this week as a “So-Far Series” and share our thoughts with YOU! By the way, be sure to dust off your own opinions for Friday’s “So-Far” Shebang when you can Mr. Linky or comment your best advice… so far. With … Read More

Raising Children: The So-Far Series

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

On a scrappy journal page, I found a list of ideas jotted down concerning parenting ideas and resources that we’ve collected and liked “so far” in our short stint. (Let’s all keep in mind that our opinion is only worth 4 years of experience + a whole bunch of theory.) At any rate, I think I’ll share them with you … Read More

Teachable Tuesday: Motherhood Poetry Psalm 91

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

This is another treasure that I intend to store up in my own heart and the hearts of our children. Could I say anything more meaningful to them as they lay their heads on their pillows or tie up their shoes? If you take a moment to read this Scripture aloud, your faith will be strengthened as you believe all … Read More

I Want My Daughters to Be…

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

I’ve been ever-so-enjoying the independent study class that I am teaching a student from Grace Prep High School. We are in the midst of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Somehow, Marmee always seems to give her girls such stunning advice.  These words were spoken when the girls were – you guessed it – discussing marriage plans.  Her words are quite … Read More

Before a word is spoken…

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Lia is babbling up a storm these days; and if you ask me, all kinds of real words are emerging from amongst the sounds: “Dada,” “Momma,” “Laura” (yes, she too calls me “Laura” sometimes), “more,” “uh-oh,” “duck,” etc. (Not to mention that she pants like a dog whenever she sees one, which isn’t a word, but it sure is cute!) … Read More