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Puzzling

A couple of weeks ago I was working on a puzzle in our homeschool room while my three oldest were washing and drying dishes in the kitchen. I could overhear them and based on the amount of bickering that was going on, I knew it wouldn’t be long before one of them came to me to complain. I wasn’t wrong. […]

Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Reading Scripture Aloud

When we started homeschooling our kids nearly three years ago, one of the first things we committed to doing as part of our day was reading through the Bible together as a family. Every school morning, we have breakfast as a family and then everyone grabs their Bible and we take turns reading through two chapters of scripture. Since we […]

The Most Important Parenting Lesson I’ve Ever Learned

I have four pretty fantastic kids. I love them like crazy, but they are not perfect. In fact, sometimes they are downright miserable. Sounds like pretty much every single person on the planet, doesn’t it?!! This past weekend, I had moments where I thought I would burst with pride. I left multiple conversations incredibly encouraged. And then I had a […]

When You Want to Throw in the Towel on Motherhood

Several years ago, a friend joined me on an outing to a neighborhood park. She observed me speaking calmly to my child who was on the brink of a tantrum and saw the attitude change in my child as they scampered off to play, happy once again. She told me later that she admired my parenting and was impressed with […]

Friendships are like a Trapeze Act

Dear Children of Mine, As I type this, you are all hanging out with friends and having a great time, but this hasn’t exactly been the easiest year for friendships. And so, I want to tell you a few things I have learned about friendships through the years in the hope that my words will help as you continue to […]