Hey Mama, Happy Thanksgiving! I’m going to keep this brief because you’ve got a turkey to defrost and a dozen pies to bake—am I right? One thought for today: what’s on your menu? I know the usual is turkey, dressing, cranberry, pumpkin. . .lots and lots of pumpkin—but what’s on the menu of your heart?
Hey, Mama, Picture your kids eagerly gathered around a volcano they made on the deck, mixing up concoctions in the kitchen, or equipped with a net and collecting bugs and chasing butterflies outdoors. Science really comes alive when you take the time to set aside the textbooks periodically and switch to hands-on activities. You might
It is way too easy to check out of real life for the momentary pleasure of technology in all its forms. Tragically, we could let another day go by where we haven’t done something for the spiritual life of the home. We could procrastinate important tasks to scroll through the picture-perfect scenes of other people
Ruth Beechick said, “After children write well, sometime in their teen years, they can learn some grammar so they will be educated about it. They will not have been burned out on it, and they may actually enjoy it at that time.” Sounds like a nice, relaxed approach. We like to take it easy, too.
Hey Mama, Drove off by myself in the car, just me and the Lord chatting. Well, I did the chatting, pouring out my heart. He has already poured out His in the Bible, His Word. It’s how He talks to us. God’s Word can be trusted. It’s our food, our sustenance. Such power there, such wisdom
Hey Mama, When you have a houseful of busy kids like mine, it can be tempting to think that you don’t have time to serve anyone. But that’s the unique thing about the homeschool life. The lessons learned aren’t just from books; they also come from real life experiences like the time you took a
Like me, maybe you find yourself not quite ready. I have so much I want to do and share with my children – how will I fit it all in? I know I need to cry out to the Lord and ask Him to wipe the worry off the chalkboard of my heart. “I will cry unto
Hey Mama, In an ideal world, you would be able to perfectly balance character building and academics. But this isn’t an ideal world, and it never will be. If you have to choose between teaching character building and academics, always go with character building. You’ll never regret raising up godly children who obey the Lord.