Mommy, Will You Play with Me?

Note: This was originally written September 23, 2013, when my almost 10-year-old was 21 months. As my summer to-do list gets long, I went back and found these words on my old retired blog. Because I needed to remember... "Mommy will you please play with me?" I hope you didn't notice the way I cringed … Continue reading Mommy, Will You Play with Me?

A Gift for You…

As a thank you for 10K Followers on Instagram, I asked my dear friend and talented artist Liz Joseph to create a printable I could share with you. If you follow me on IG, you may know God used this verse in a big way to bring my heart peace during the early days of … Continue reading A Gift for You…

Our 2020/2021 Homeschool Plan

A New Year and a New Plan  This is probably the most requested blog post I've ever written, and I apologize in advance that it's a brain dump, not a carefully word crafted masterpiece. As the emails, phone calls, and text messages have poured in asking me to share "EXACTLY what curriculum you use and … Continue reading Our 2020/2021 Homeschool Plan

The Best Toy Investments that Keep Kids Happy, Learning, and Busy

  Not all toys are created equal. There are toys that are unwrapped at Christmas, played with a passion for a few weeks, and forgotten by Easter. There are toys that stick around for a few years or a few children and then find their way into the giveaway pile. And then there are toys … Continue reading The Best Toy Investments that Keep Kids Happy, Learning, and Busy

Audio Books for Kids (The Secret to Happy Car Life)

From their earliest years, I knew that the bedrock of my kids' early education would be read-aloud stories. My mother's tireless commitment to reading aloud to her children shaped my own childhood in so many ways, and I wanted to give my own little ones the same experience of the world through great literature and … Continue reading Audio Books for Kids (The Secret to Happy Car Life)

Twaddle (Part 1)

If you are a teacher, home educator, or just an avid reader, you're probably very familiar with the term "Twaddle." When I became a Mom, I had absolutely no idea what "Twaddle" meant. It was while reading Tsh Oxenreider's book Notes from a Blue Bike that I was introduced to this term that Charlotte Mason coined about a century … Continue reading Twaddle (Part 1)