Unless God has other plans for our family, which He very well might, this month marked our last baby's first birthday. I’m simultaneously sad and celebrating. This starts a new phase of mothering, and I think it’s worth it to pay attention to the physicality of it all. God made us physical beings. He formed … Continue reading On My Last Baby’s First Birthday: Reflections on the Physicality of Mothering
The idea that everybody took a year to a grade, no matter what! Was so fixed in her mind that she felt as though the teacher had said: “How would you like to stop being nine years old and be twelve instead?” Continue reading First Day of School Misfits
This child was up all night. Why is it so much harder to be up all night with a baby when you are in your 30’s versus when you’re in your 20’s? I mean, I know the answer to this, I’m asking in my 12-year-Old voice: “Why?”😩 Thank the good Lord I have an amazing … Continue reading Mother Culture and Natural Remedies for Fussy Babies
God has been working on me to quit yelling at the kids so much. Has He been working on you too?
The success of our homeschools is primarily a result of what habits we, as homeschooling moms, have formed for ourselves. Of course, it's our responsibility to help our kids form good habits, but it starts with us. After some false starts and a whole lot of practice, some habits, like reading more, have taken hold … Continue reading Three Tips for Better Habits
You know, the kind full of battle scenes. The good guys face hopeless odds. The women and children are crying. Only a wizard and group of mystical Ents can rescue the halflings from despair. "What can men do against such reckless evil?" "Ride out and meet them." Let's just say I did not ride out … Continue reading A Two Towers Kind of School Day
The nitty-gritty details on how to do Morning Time in a classical, Charlotte-Mason homeschool.
Much of parenting is down and dirty, in the poo kind of “work,” but then you come up for air and all of a sudden, it’s five or ten years down the road and your diaper disaster child has become self-sufficient in all new ways
If we think that by controlling all the possible variables, we'll make sure our kids turn out in such-and-such a way, or that our family will be like the picture we hold in our mind's eye, we're fooling ourselves.
This is part of the series: Classical Homeschooling Those of you who have read any of these great books about classical homeschooling have, if you're anything like me, shut the book and said something like, "Yeah right." All of this sounds fabulous, but real people like me can't possibly accomplish all that these books lay out. … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Classical Homeschool