As I sit here in the quiet, I wonder what I should write about this month? Should I do a serious article on homeschooling that encourages moms to keep on, or should I do a funny tongue-in-cheek article about the random things that show you you’re really nuts to homeschool in the first place?
The holidays can be stressful for homeschoolers. Not only do we have to keep the homeschool fires burning, but all of the extra domestic chores and endeavors seem to pile on this time of year. Some of us have been known to attempt to the call the whole thing off. I myself am a
Forget Cinco de Mayo. This year, celebrate Mexico’s true Día de Independencia. Although May 5th gets a lot of press in the States, it actually commemorates a minor battle against Napoleon’s France and is mostly celebrated locally in the state of Puebla. The declaration of freedom from Spain’s rule is remembered as a national
It’s strangely fitting that Canada and the United States, which share a continent and a border, also almost share their birthdays. While Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4th, Canadians celebrate Canada Day on July 1st. Canada was created on July 1st, 1867, by the passing of the British North America Act, now known
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, our culture provides romance for couples and school parties for kids, but there’s much less of a push for family time. Around our house, we love Valentine’s Day! The romantic side of me has always been a sucker for flowers, candy and candlelight, but having children certainly changed
The prophet Isaiah spoke of Immanuel, God with us. Immanuel would be the sign from God to the Israelites, letting them know that God had not forgotten them. But what does Immanuel: God with us mean for today, more than 2000 years later, other than just another pretty Christmas card? Immanuel, God with us,
In response to man’s rebellion a divine war was declared on sin, with most of humanity siding against their Creator. But still the plan forged in eternity past could not be halted. Finally, about four thousand years after Adam’s transgression, a child, fully God and fully man, was born. In Him was life –
Christmas always springs mixed emotions in my heart. I love the biblical narrative of how our God became man, so we could become children of God. But in America we’ve grown blasphemously dull to the holy awe of this all-important event. Could it be in focusing on the chapter we have lost the epic