An Alphabet to Encourage the Homeschooling Mom

I've often said that when I began homeschooling my children I began my own education all over again. I've learned so much alongside my children. It's been an exciting journey with many ups and downs, twists and turns. Sometimes the thing that kept me going was the listening ear of a friend or a kind … [Read more...]

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents a Book Review {and Giveaway}

If you knew everything there was to know before becoming a parent, would you still have had children? Did you hesitate before answering? I've come to the conclusion there is a reason we don't know everything ahead of time. It's an adventure, a journey! One we might choose not to take if we could see … [Read more...]

Coping with Hard Days

Five spills. A bowl of cereal on the kitchen floor. A glass of water in someone's lap. A glass of juice all over the breakfast table. A cup of milk spread across the lunch table. Mom's coffee all down her front. And it isn't even noon yet! Have you ever had one of those days? What's a mom to … [Read more...]

I.R.L. I Want to Be a “Yes” Mom

There are so many opportunities to say 'no' to our children. It's too dangerous, I'm too tired, there isn't enough time, it'll make a mess, yada yada yada. Lately, I've been working on making the choice to say 'yes!' to my kids more often. When my daughter asked if she could light a candle today … [Read more...]

I.R.L. Are My Younger Children Missing Out?

It was a beautiful day today. My 14 year old daughter was my right-hand-girl at nearby fall festival. Cool and sunny and perfect to be out and about. We had loads of fun sharing our love of Lilla Rose with the ladies attending the festival. She's a great assistant and a willing model, too. I so … [Read more...]