Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, it’s hard to escape the season. All you have to do is walk into Walmart, and an evil witch with green skin and fiery eyes is there to greet you. Take a few more steps and you run into the aisle covered with ghoulish sounds and fake bloody knives. I’m all for a some good pumpkin fun, but the scary stuff can … [Read more...]
Kids and Disaster
I thought about writing about this several months ago when a widely-publicized disaster happened, but I waited a bit too late. I did have the thought that it probably wouldn’t be long until something else tragic happened. Unfortunately, I was right. Not only have we had one horrific thing happen, but at least two come right to mind from the last … [Read more...]
Thankful–The Real Life Edition
When people are asked what they are thankful for, of course they rattle off family, friends, home, etc. For many of us that stuff is a given--and we really ARE blessed if that is true. But it is so easy to be thankful for the obvious. Mandy at Worshipful Living has been doing a Scope bookclub about Ann Voskamp’s 1000 Gifts. One of the points … [Read more...]
Halloween lovers unite! Halloween haters, hats off! Regardless of which side you choose on the issue, please hang with me to the end of the post... Halloween is officially over. I have found that the best time for reflection is immediately after the conclusion of an event. Then we can gear up and move forward with what we have learned, making … [Read more...]
To Huddle or Not to Huddle?
As Christians and homeschoolers we are often accused of living “in the bubble” or “holy huddle.” For me, this stirs reactions on both sides of the coin. The Positive As homeschoolers, we obviously don’t have the public school community. We do have a homeschool co-op, a Bible study, a community homeschool group, a field trip group, and a … [Read more...]
Afraid of the Water?
Unless they were born in the water and came out swimming, most children develop a healthy fear of the water at a young age. Sure they would give anything for the opportunity to swim every day in the heat of summer, but you better make sure to bring those floaties! At least for the littlest ones, the pool is best experienced while holding on to Mom … [Read more...]