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 […]
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.
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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 […]
There is something magnetic about boys and adventure. They simply go together. At the whisper of adventure I find my boys stand more erect, alert. It’s almost as if the adrenaline has started to pump before anything has actually started and they are hooked. Well, when it comes to talking to my boys about walking […]
(photo credit: my sister, Bethany) One of our favorite ‘art’ sections during our recent visit to the botanical gardens were these series of statues that represented the seasons. The one pictured above represented ‘winter’. All of us stood transfixed – adults down to even the active little boys… The next day, Keegan sat down with […]
Let the party begin. Here’s our first stop! ******* Hidden Art? As I juggled a baby on one hip and wrangled a toddler with my free hand, my mom came into the room with a book for me. I think she saw my nose crinkle a bit when I saw the title – Hidden Art […]
Memories are still quite vivid of my mom repeating this mantra to me over and over again during my homeschool journey as a child. Whenever I would be tempted to give up or frustrated, she would start reciting this little poem until I found myself doing it without her prompting. That habit still remains. Thanks […]