We were so blessed to go to a couple's home this summer, who are in their next stage of life. Their kids are out of the house, and they are eagerly awaiting grandbabies. They loved on us, and made us feel pretty darn special. I thought it was "all about the kids," until the Mama … Continue reading You’re Doing Great.
Is it better to give locally than globally? Here. There. Here- access to free education, and enforced. There- in many cases, girls cannot go to school when they begin menstruation. Also, most schools are too far for children to walk to, they can't afford them, they can't afford the needed school supplies and often children … Continue reading The Local Lie
It just does. As surely as there's life, there's death. They go hand in hand. I knew I was expecting three days before my period was even due. When you do natural family planning, you kinda know. It was so crazy: I ovulated twice in one month which completely came as a surprise. We were ready … Continue reading Life hurts.
Last year, on our first day of home educating, in first grade, our first child, it was HORRIBLE. It did not go well. I don't remember exactly why, but I remember thinking, they are going to hate school, learning, and it will all be my fault!Cue the circus. After our work was done, I found … Continue reading STEP RIGHT UP! It’s time for the circus!
We recently decided to start providing childcare, and that has made me much more intentional of celebrations, activities, and events that I might normally not do. Also, I know how hard it is for kids to adapt to a new schedule and environment, so I wanted to have a fun party to look forward to. … Continue reading World Cup Day!
Well, we have a couple more weeks of school, and then we're done our first real year of school (I don't count Kindergarten, because we didn't have to do it. It was still a lot of work though! That stuff didn't come naturally to me.) Our Clever One went from slowly, painstakingly, precisely printing a … Continue reading THAT Year
Part of the beauty of homeschooling is that we can add so much to our day. When five or six subjects are done in less than two hours, it guarantees that there's enough time for fun, extra learning, and life skills. So we got into Easter. Hands, feet and noses deep. We did this beautiful … Continue reading Intentionally Easter