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What Does the Bible Say About Parenting? Book Review and Giveaway

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On my wedding day, I married my best friend, who also happened to be a widower and father of two young children.   Just days before the ceremony, my mother posed this question, "Tiffany, what are you going to do with two children?" My response, written in the Hall-of-Fame of Dumbest … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday: Dust off Your Dreams

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Years ago, I remember telling an older mother of many that I was going to write down my aspirations that I hoped to accomplish as my children grew up and eventually leave the nest.  Her response, "Don't do it." Our conversation was interrupted and I never took the opportunity to get clarity … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday: Giving the Gift of Time

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This weekend at a homeschool mom's retreat, I reconnected with a woman whom I met 2 years ago.  During the course of the conversation she thanked me for taking the time to help her as she was gathering information about homeschooling through high school for her then 7th grader. "I just needed … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday: Mary, Martha, & Me

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Hello friends! I want to apologize for not posting this on Monday.  I had a severe case of project mismanagement and this blog post got pushed to the bottom of my list two weeks in a row! I'm so thankful for your understanding. It's a good thing motivation is helpful no matter what day of the week … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday: See the Beauty

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  "We're going to see the beauty," my then six year old daughter stated before our family headed out to do some sight seeing.  Not exactly a statement I would associate with sight seeing, especially from a six year old! Yet, our lives are like this.  We have an opportunity to see the … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday: What’s Your Focus

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Hey there! Welcome to what I hope will be a weekly snippet of encouragement to kick off the week.   "Finally, be someone who finds a way instead of an excuse."- Neil Anderson This quote hit me right between the eyes last night, and it's causing me to take an honest look at the core … [Read more...]

Why I Took an Unplanned Hiatus (Part 2)

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Today's post is a continuation of my last post. If you missed it click HERE Off to the ER, not the typical destination for a woman who just found out she's pregnant.  But this was no typical pregnancy.  You see, after the birth of our now three year old, Mr. Curiosity, I opted to use an … [Read more...]

Why I Took an Unplanned Hiatus-Part 1

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Hello and Happy New Year readers!  I'd like to start my apologizing for just dropping off the blog scene without sharing what was going on in my life.  I mean I could have at least put something on my Facebook page, right!?   Ten months ago, I received news that changed my life.  This … [Read more...]

Kindergarten at Home: 5 Tips for Teaching Your Little Learner

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  You've decided to homeschool your kindergartener (hurray!), but you don't know where to start.  Allow me to share 5 tips as you navigate your homeschool journey. I'm currently in my 9th year as a home-educator. My class roll consists of  3 high schoolers, 3 elementary schoolers and … [Read more...]

Got Teens? 3 Be’s to add to Your Parenting Toolbox

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Don't you love it. The well meaning stranger comments on how cute your children are, then proceeds to tell you in almost the same breath to enjoy it while you can because the teenage years are a beast.     It took a few times of this playing out for us that we began to respond … [Read more...]