I see my boys looking through the numerous catalogs that flood our mailbox. Eagerly they grab pens, pencils, or markers and start circling things that they just need to have. … [Read more...] about Cultivating Intentional Gratitude
This week I have reflected so many times on my words, my actions, my deeds vs my intentions. . How many of us Talk the Talk, but do not Walk the Walk? . I do. Often. I … [Read more...] about Talking The Talk and Walking the Walk
It's the time of year when we count our many blessings. Being people who live in the United States, regardless of where we live or how much we have; compared to the rest of … [Read more...] about The Blessing of Community
As Christians, we know the importance of talking to God - the importance of prayer. It is one of the highest priorities for our church leaders and, I think, for us as … [Read more...] about Becoming A Prayer Warrior Family
“Mom? Mooooommmm. Mom, would you listen to me?” “Huh? Oh, yeah. What is it, sweetie?” “Mom, was your head in the clouds again?” “Yes, dear, I guess it was. What did … [Read more...] about What if Mom is the One With Special Needs?
On Friday, September 16, 2011, my family experienced devastating change. I received a phone call that my brother and only sibling had passed away. He was 5 days shy of his … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for Change?
I am the first person to admit I walk a tight line between overextending myself and keeping myself busy. It is my nature to volunteer for things. I love holding a position in … [Read more...] about It’s a Balance Beam…Not a Tightrope
You've had them. I've had them. We've all had them. Them? Those hard, the kids are dumping out all the color-coded toy boxes, the phone is ringing, my inbox is full, we can't … [Read more...] about 6 Tips to Conquer Feeling Overwhelmed
I will be the first to admit. I am normally a bit unorganized. I have suffered from Attention Deficit Disorder since I was child. This can make it difficult to remain focused … [Read more...] about Confessions of an ADD Homeschool Mom
Do you ever watch those hero movies? You know the ones that have the good vs. evil plot? The good guy wins by great willpower and strength and super powers! I love those … [Read more...] about Feel like a superhero
Never in a million years did I ever expect to be a homeschooling parent. My mother was an elementary school teacher until the time of my adoption, and then stayed home with my … [Read more...] about Never allow expectations to become a trap
This week in the United States of America, we celebrated Independence Day. The holiday is an important one to us, as we reflect and remember the cost of our society … [Read more...] about Homeschoolers’ Declaration of Independence