A Mother’s Worst Enemy (And What to do About it)

Perhaps the title should read, “Satan’s best tool” but it’s just a title, and sometimes Satan gets blamed for things we do to ourselves. As a 43 year old mother of eleven, I feel like I’m just really grasping some simple, yet profound gems that make this journey a bit easier, and I’ll just cut […]

Read the rest»

If You Want to Change the World

I absolutely loved the article, On Thinking Generationally, as it reminded me of why we pour so much of ourselves into our children. We need reminded. Raising the next generation is incredibly exhausting, often frustrating, discouraging and sometimes heart-breaking, even amid the tremendous joys. And the fruit is not instant, which is difficult in our […]

Read the rest»

Why It’s GREAT News That You’re Not Enough for Your Family

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that most of the moms reading this feel like not enough most days. I’ll bet some nights you slink into bed guilt-ridden and anxious over all the things you didn’t do today or all the things you did do you wish you hadn’t. I’m guessing […]

Read the rest»

5 Things That Really Matter in Your Child’s Education (Homeschooling Moms, Read This.)

Raise a virtual hand if you can remember what year the American Revolution was fought? Can you find the length of the hypotenuse? Do you know what a hypotenuse is? What element on the Periodic Table is abbreviated Sn? What about Os? Can you identify an intransitive verb in a sentence? How about a diphthong? […]

Read the rest»

Rory Feek and the Beautiful Power of Love When God Writes Your Story

It may be that nothing has ever convicted me yet inspired me to love my husband more than these brief words from country music singer Rory Feek at his wife’s funeral. (If you haven’t followed the story of Joey’s fight with cancer, though it is sad, it is powerful and beautiful, their unwavering faith chronicled […]

Read the rest»

The Hard Truth: Self-Pity is Killing You & Your Family

Warning: transparency ahead. I pray it’s not too much. I had become more and more prone to self-pity, resulting in less joy, more frustration and a constant feeling of being overwhelmed. Oh I wouldn’t have called it self-pity. But the reality was that consciously or unconsciously, I blamed them–my kids or my husband for the way […]

Read the rest»

Postpartum Life

Postpartum life is not as fun at 43 than I remember at a younger age. (Although having a little baby in the house is!) But the upside is that I’ve had enough babies to expect and prepare for the crazy roller coaster of hormones that is my life after giving birth. I just thought it’d […]

Read the rest»

Simple Homeschooling: What My Kids Need to Learn

Homeschooling is a lot of wonderful things, but sometimes it can be confusing, even for (especially for) veteran moms, staring at the ocean of curricula, the endless teaching possibilities, and the myriad of styles and approaches. It is helpful for me to go back to the basics sometimes, and reevaluate what an “education” is, what […]

Read the rest»

Baby Zane is Born!

We are so excited and grateful to the Lord for the arrival of Zane Emory! After heading toward the hospital Sunday night around 11, contractions let up and we turned around and came home, grabbing a few hours of sleep and then heading back around 3:30 am. (Deciding when to go was tortuous for me […]

Read the rest»

Re-thinking Education: Are School Subjects Necessary?

Rethinking Education: Are School Subjects Necessary

Ever since I taught in a high school classroom, I have felt that something was inherently wrong with the way we teach. But I still came home, fourteen years ago to homeschool, and tried to recreate all I knew–all any of us know–the only way to “do school.” But what if a method, so ingrained that […]

Read the rest»

WordPress Themes