Family, Holidays, and Misunderstanding

“…the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running,” Luke 2:15 (MSG) The kings “entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled Read More ….

Thanksgiving – Coping with mental illness

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.” I Thess 5:16-18 (MSG) What? I’m supposed to go around with a happy face pasted on? Days when our loved ones’ mental illness is causing great distress for everyone, it is hard to even think about Read More ….

Do we need Worldwide Day of Play?

“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 ….

Can you always be prepared?

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 ….

Little Ones in Church

“Welcome to our church. The children’s program is down the hall. Mr. Smith will be happy to guide your children,” the greeter said. “Good morning,” my husband responded, “thank you, but our children will stay with us.” Somewhat befuddled, the greeter said, “I’m sorry, children are not allowed in the Read More ….

Prepare for Peace

I’m happy to be part of Life of a Homeschool Mom holiday posts, ABCs of Homeschooling through the Holidays. Each day guest bloggers share tips, hints, and encouragement based on a letter of the alphabet. How often are you asked “Are you ready for Christmas?” Or read an article “Easy Read More ….

What is socialization?

I take a look at my kids’ Facebook pages and wonder, “Why is the socialization question still being asked of homeschoolers?” My kids, all 30+, have a predictable group of social media friends: family members, work colleagues, and school friends. Yes, that’s right “school friends.” Not all of in this Read More ….