Romans 12:18 gives us this admonition: "Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone." Everyone does mean everyone, but if we are honest, usually the people that bring out the most anger and impatience in us are those who live within our...

     Hands-off or hands on?  Helicoptering is out in favor of free-range parenting. 2016 loves strong, independent minds: Montessori style, anyone? Honestly, I tire of the constant chatter on how to parent best. At forty-three and looking back, I saw huge impact in the way...

[caption id="attachment_16365" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Two of my best girls, circa 2012.[/caption] This motherhood gig is a journey ...

God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil. — E.M. Bounds As a homeschooling mother of four, I teach my kids a variety of subjects every day. While...

The darkened room beckoned me and I entered softly, not wanting to wake them. As I passed between my three daughters asleep in the moonlight, I inhaled the soothing sounds of their quiet breathing as crickets chirped happily outside in the wet heat of the...

  Over the last year I purchased a rather large world map. When I was trying to decide the best place to put it for homeschooling, the wall by our kitchen table seemed best. In my mind this place was not visually ideal, but the location has been a blessing! Since the...

OK, so before I get into this post I should tell you that I STILL have to force my kids to eat their vegetables sometimes. sigh. Its frustrating. I have tried pretty hard to land on the healthy side of eating. I would say on...

Have you ever felt the urge to lock yourself in your room with a box of Oreos, never to emerge again? Has the sheer noise and chaos of your home caused you to want to spend 5 extra minutes alone in the bathroom, just to...

Over the past two years, we have made a commitment to redeem the way this family shops. Some one-a person, or many persons-have produced or picked the goods we consume. Persons bearing the imago Dei-dignified, beautiful, and complex. As Christians, I believe we have a Biblical mandate...