If These Walls Could Talk
Faith, fear, and the truth that is setting me free.
Why Temper-Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture
Yes, being a flawed mom is OK
How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life
Foster care, adoption, and the American Dream
The Little House That Could
How to thrive in family life

Amy Carmichael, Rescuer of Precious Gems

In this post I shared that one of my goals for the school year was to finally read aloud through six books in the Christian Heroes: Then and Now series as part of our curriculum. And first up on our list in the series was Amy Carmichael, Rescuer of Precious Gems, who is most known for her work as a missionary to India. I read to the girls at ... [ Read More ]

Our First Week of Homeschool {With a School Room Tour!}

Hey Friends! Last week was the official start of our 2015 - 2016 school year!  Autumn is officially in Jr. high: 6th grade (Seriously?  How did that happen?), and Alexis began grade 3.  Where has the time gone? We started the day after Labor Day.  I had to be flexible with our start time since it was the same day my son and his friends left ... [ Read More ]

Goodbye School Year. Hello Summer!

I'm finally closing out the school year.  Finally! Goodbye school year 2014-2015.  Goodbye 2nd and 5th grade.  I won't cry because you're gone.  (At least not now, but definitely when the kids are almost grown and leaving the house. Then I'll lament the past; but today, I'm throwing a party!) Hello Darling Summer!  **Smooches**  Hello summer ... [ Read More ]

Relax. Refresh. Read Aloud!

Yesterday, I woke up feeling physically exhausted from the previous days homeschool Christmas party.  I mean the level of fatigue I experienced was unreal.  I could tell it was time to start switching gears and kick-off our uber-relaxed December homeschool schedule.   Yay!! This month, we will be spending the majority of our “school” time ... [ Read More ]