***I was given a copy of "Generation to Generation" for review purposes, but all thought and opinions are truly my own. I promise to always be true in my recommendations!*** Holidays, birthdays, celebrations—I love them all! Being festive breaks up the monotony of the day to day. When we pause to consider the reasons behind the celebrations, … [Read more...]
Thriving as an Intentional Mom
Thriving as an intentional mom doesn’t have to be difficult. The key word is right in front of you...intentional. Taking a little bit of time to really be intentional and focus on what you are doing can make all the difference in the world. My old boss always said it like this, “Work smarter, not harder.” Thriving as Intentional Mom in Many … [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...]
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...]
Oikos–It’s Not Just a Yogurt!
You may have heard the word “oikos” spoken in church lately. (If not, keep reading. This still applies to you!) If you did, more than likely they weren’t talking about yogurt. Technically, “oikos” is the greek word used in the new testament to describe extended family. It typically could have included 15-35 family members--not just those who … [Read more...]
Welcome to Minivan Ministries!
Welcome to MiniVan Ministries! Most parents have uttered this promise at one point in our lives…”I will never own a minivan!” But many of us succumb to the sure awesomeness of all that room and not having to bend over when buckling kids in car seats. When our kids become more important to us than our coolness quotient, style sometimes goes out … [Read more...]