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

Beautiful faces…

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

“Mom, is she beautiful??” In anticipation of questions like this, I memorized this poem: Beautiful faces are they that wear The light of a pleasant spirit there. Beautiful hands are they that do Deeds that are noble, good, and true. Beautiful feet are they that go Swiftly to ease another’s woe. I say this little rhyme to Lia as I … Read More

100 Things (This is what real bloggers do for anniversaries and such.)

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF, Marriage, Motherhood

1. I love a good back scratch, 2. and a good teeth-cleanin’, 3. and a good run. 4. I love impressive words like bombastic, equilibrium, and paleontologist, 5. but I love profound concepts like freedom, forgiveness, and mercy, even more. 6. I like to cut my fingernails all-the-way short and only use clear nail polish on them. (My childhood piano … Read More