Let’s consider this post another one in the #WhyILoveMyHusband series. Here’s why. Our oldest child Lucy lost her first tooth one year ago right around Christmas. It almost caused a minor meltdown (me, not the kid) because it was just one more thing to add to my to-do list during a season that can be already hectic with […]
Not even ten minutes pass after Mass, and you find yourself sitting in the parish hall breaking up an argument between the kids who are fighting over a donut. So much for that peace we offered one another during Mass. Ah, peace. We want peace in our homes; we want to be holy families. But […]
A few truths about me: I love reading aloud to my kids. It’s my favorite way to “waste time” with them. I could spend all day in a library reading children’s books. Advent is my favorite liturgical season. In my home educator role, I’m learning that I’m energized when I can pick a little from here, […]
Maybe you’ve seen the following image floating about social media lately? We agree. And we get it. We both have siblings who work in retail, and we understand the conflict that occasionally arises when choosing between providing for and celebrating with your family. And while we appreciate the push for a Thanksgiving Day fast from consumerism, it seems like […]
Outside My Window … Even with falling leaves, bare trees, frosty mornings, and the extra work required to bundle up the kids, I think I love November about as much as October. And wow, look at that there. The camera captured a smile from Jude! :) Giving Thanks … For my husband. We celebrated our tenth […]
Here’s a special discount on “Teaching from Rest,” a resource that has greatly helped me foster holy leisure within my homeschooling routines.
I’ve heard it said that daughters carry their fathers with them even when they aren’t around. Today is the anniversary of my father’s death, so that phrase is on my mind today, a phrase that certainly rings true for me. I probably carry Dad in my heart even more today, five years later. September 30, […]
When we started this journey, I’m not sure that Joel or I would have been able to even defend our choice to homeschool. So WHY, indeed are we even doing this? When the going gets crazy, and it did and does, what’s the overarching goal that we can come back to, to help us reset and regroup rather than prematurely throw in the towel? Well here’s a little behind our WHY, and it’s what I come back to when the going gets tough.
Add another entry for what just might become a regular column here: Tales from the Pew. Plenty of blog posts have been written and much advice has been offered to those of us bringing little ones to Mass week in and week out. Where’s the best place to sit to help keep kids focused? What’s the […]
Six years ago today, at about at 2:00 in the morning, I labored our first-born child, a daughter we named Lucy, into this world. September 1, 2008, was also the first Monday in September, or Labor Day as we celebrate it here in the United States of America. I labored on Labor Day. I love that […]