Bible as Homeschool Curriculum

I believe that Bible should be taught as part of everyday homeschool curriculum. There. I said it. :) This is a very controversial topic, I have discovered. Now, I am still relatively wet behind the ears when it comes to homeschooling: I have a six year old. But I've attended three different homeschool conventions and read approximately 902,379,032 blogs about the … [Read more...]

Taking Your Little Kids to Big Church

I remember when our son was born; how excited I was that first Sunday to take him to church. I couldn't wait to put him in his little outfit, snuggle him into the baby carrier, and wear him while I worshiped with the community that had supported us throughout our adoption journey. Shortly after that, though, he started to attend the nursery, and then "kids church." We would … [Read more...]

Faith and Gardening

Last year we planted a garden for the first time. This year we almost doubled it in size. We are growing broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, sugar snap peas, corn, zucchini, yellow squash, jalapeno peppers, did I mention tomatoes :), and sunflowers for our kiddo. We planted marigolds around the entire thing to keep out the rabbits and squirrels. In May, when it … [Read more...]

Book Review: Pitchin’ A Fit!

Thus, yelling can become terribly addictive for parents. It feels like a fast track to getting their children's attention, and it leaves them feeling satisfied. -¬†Pitchin' a Fit, page 85. Do you yell? Ever? Are you ever angry with your kids, and unable to deal with them in a gentle, Christlike manner? I am ashamed to admit that I yell, more than I'd like. Some days it seems to … [Read more...]

Honor Thy Parents (as the Sandwich Generation)

Last week I had to take my mom to the ER at 9:00 at night. She is fine, and the specific details are hers to share. But, I was getting our son ready for bed, my husband was at work, and we were supposed to get up early and drive an hour for me to work at a homeschool event the next morning (and the kid was supposed to go with me). I was not quite a joyful daughter. I had … [Read more...]