Why a Bible Verse Made Me Laugh

Have you ever read a particular verse in the Bible and laughed out loud? (Photo by Ben White of Unsplash)   I came across this entry in my journal dated 2010. The following is a devotional I lead while serving on the leadership team of an international women's ministry. One evening, … [Read more...]

And then there were nine

  Is it really Friday!?  It seems like that's a phrase I repeat every week as time just seems to be flying by. Well, last week I told you I'd be introducing you to the newest member of our family. (Photo credit Liv Bruce on UnSplash)   And so without any further ado, allow me … [Read more...]

A Perfectly Imperfect Start

So many thoughts and emotions were swirling around in my head and heart three days before I planned to kickoff our school year. But I was far from feeling "ready."   (Photo by Mari Pi on Unsplash)     Lessons still need to be planned and written out, flashcards cut … [Read more...]

Why Thanksgiving is an Everyday Holiday

Aside from Biblical feasts; Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. (photo credit Amith Krishna on Unsplash)   For our family, it's more than eating delicious food and spending time with our extended family.  It's a time of reflecting on God's faithfulness & provision in our lives. … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Successful Shopping on eBay

Do you consider yourself a bargain shopper? Or maybe you aspire to be one. Long before our family size exceeded the American average, I was always looking for bargains as I desired to steward our family's resources well.   About 10 years ago; out of curiosity and the raving of a … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Homeschool Mom: 12 Lessons I’ve Learned

Our family started homeschooling 11 years ago.  And while our children have certainly learned many valuable lessons. So have I. Here they are in no particular order:    1.Homeschooling is more about character development than academics. We all learn academically (and I relearn many … [Read more...]

Having a baby? 10 Essentials to pack in your Hospital Bag

Well, at the time of writing this article I am 8 days away from my due date!   This post contains affiliate links And I had certainly hoped to share our happy news with you before now. But, alas between homeschooling (and graduating another child), morning sickness and my … [Read more...]

5 Alternatives to Homeschool Conventions

It's that time again.... homeschool convention time!     Now, before I talk about the five alternatives to homeschool conventions; I have a confession to make. I've never in my 11 years of homeschooling attended a convention! Not because I haven't had a desire, there … [Read more...]

Mr. T’s Birth Story

**I originally published this back in May, but I've rewritten it since then. I felt like it was a bit of a mechanical post, filled with facts about his birth but lacking the feelings I experienced during an emotional time. So, thank you for taking the time to read it again.*   Since Mr. … [Read more...]

Introducing Mr. T

  Well, it's high time for me to introduce the youngest member of our family to you before I share some other exciting news. In another post of course, I'll try not to keep you waiting too long! Introducing Mr. T, isn't he just adorable?! As some of you might remember I took … [Read more...]