Sometimes I stumbled upon recipes that sound so bizarre I just have to try them out - and sometimes it is a total flop and other times it is delightfully wonderful. When I read about a gluten free black
Dear Judah -
Happy Birthday my darling! Your sixth year of life has slipped seamlessly into your seventh - seventh! What a joy it has been to be your mother for these seven years now. Your laugh is
This past Monday was a beautiful January day and in flipping through our stack of family night idea cards this one won the vote. My brother had stopped by en-route to his military base, so he joined us
"I just feel like nobody loves me!" He screamed, and kicked his little legs hard into his mattress as if to emphasize further how he felt.
I sat, outside his room, pensive. I hadn't yet decided how
We do copy work every day - I write it on our homemade whiteboard and they sit at their kid size table. Their eyes look up, read, retain, write down, repeat. This method has helped them memorize the work
Family night this week was something Paul and I have wanted to do with the boys for a long time, so we opted for the card that let us pick this weeks family night activity!
We spent the evening playing
Our habit in January is thankfulness - the perfect way to start the new year contemplating being thankful to God for all His blessings, those we see and those we do not.
A focus on thankfulness is a
Some days I don't think I can bear one more "great idea" from the five year old or one more daring feat from the four year old. I don't want one more fort built, I don't want to read one more story,
I asked them once what their favorite part of school was. They agreed; being read books and playing.
And the funny thing is - the two are so connected. What they hear in stories they play.
Family night has become a really special part of our week over the years. The day it falls on varies with seasons and schedules and the activity itself various based on energy levels and budget - but setting