I confess. I like to read apocalypse fiction. Sometimes it’s for the humor of it: Doesn’t everyone understand the impossibility of an earthquake so massive that Las Vegas becomes a beach town? Other disaster stories make me think: What if I were in that situation? How would I respond? That’s Read More ….
“Will you PUULLEEZZE go outside and play?” Words I remember from my childhood. Not because I was sitting in front of a video device too long, but because I was probably playing and running throughout the house. Yes, and those words were sometimes said when it was raining. Nowadays times Read More ….
I consider myself prepared for most anything; whether it’s a flat tire (tow service) or a natural disaster (back-up power). But as I’ve thought about these preparations this month, I wondered if there are some things you just can’t prepare for. I’ve come to the conclusion: Yes. Let me give Read More ….
September is National Preparedness Month. Often when talking about preparation, prepping, thoughts turn to be ready for a disaster of some kind. There are other ways that you can, and probably should, get ready. Back to school. September is the traditional return to school month, although many schools start in August Read More ….
Too often “the classics” of literature are considered too old and too difficult for our children to tackle. As our kids’ teachers, we try to put on a happy face and tell them they’ll love it. If we’re honest with ourselves and our children, we have to admit we used Read More ….
Our family traveled a lot when I was growing up. My dad’s job moved us around the country and Dad made sure we visited important sites in each area. Now I often say I learned more on the road than in the classroom. Not all families are blessed to move Read More ….
by Erin Salazar In today’s world, it is becoming increasingly becoming valuable to be bilingual or at least be able to understand a few key phrases in a second language. Whether your child has a future in the business world or missions, a little bit of foreign language could provide Read More ….
Finding books for teenaged boys is tough. When my sons were in their teens I couldn’t find stories they were interested in that weren’t adult. By adult, I mean R-rated, at best. Books written for boys are for younger boys, not bad stories but written with 8-to 13-year-olds in mind. Read More ….
When I was raising my family I didn’t like going to church on Mother’s Day. Not because someone else had the oldest/youngest/most children, but because more often than not the sermon was based on Proverbs 31. We moms feel guilty enough without an annual reminder that we don’t measure to Read More ….
I hate to cook. I hate to bake. Therefore, I hate potlucks, or as they’re called in my part of Texas, covered-dish dinners. I said it for all to hear. Yes, I hear the gasps out there, but it’s true. And I bet I’m not the only one out there. Read More ….