As a girl, being homeschooled, I took the “What about socialization?” questions in stride. Homeschooling was a relative unknown 20+ years ago and so out of the box that it was expected that people would wonder if homeschooled kids had any interaction with the outside world. But with how much homeschooling has grown, I’m surprised […]
In this distracted day and age, it is easy to put parenting on auto-pilot. But we can't afford to do that. We need to be actively engaged in preparing this generation by protecting the innocence of childhood while also preparing them to one day head out on their own.
Here are some of my most popular articles on parenting:
I think most of us know what it means to be intentional. But we struggle with making that a reality for our lives. The day to day living is consuming. It’s easy to derail if our attention is myopically focused only on the here and now because we lose sight of the big picture. So […]
We settled down around the kitchen table and pulled out the pastels. There is something so cathartic, so peaceful about the process of creating. After we read through the tutorial in our Simple Start to Chalk Pastel’s book, we set to work. Well, all of us except for one. This son of mine starts to […]
Oh the tongue is such a tiny part of our body and yet it wields such great power. With it we can build each other up or tear one another down. “The tongue has the power of life and death.” Proverbs 18:21 Over in these parts, I’ve noticed that we’ve become a little lax with […]
I still remember those first moments holding my oldest son. Awe mingled with wonder and just a little bit of panic. I knew right then and there that I wanted to be intentional with how I raised him and any future children that came alone. But where do you even start? God was quick to […]
Birth stories are a big deal over here. As each of our children celebrate a birthday, there is always a sweet moment where they snuggle close and want to hear about the excitement and adventure surrounding their birth. They never tire of hearing about our anticipation of their arrival and the aspects that make their […]