Charlotte Mason and Habit Training (Thoughts on “Home Education”)

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." ~Aristotle This year, we're reading Home Education in our homeschool group. Home … Continue reading Charlotte Mason and Habit Training (Thoughts on “Home Education”)

The Day I Ran and What I Learned (The Secret to Winning at Motherhood and Life)

At the very end of elementary school, I discovered I could run. It shocked everyone, myself most of all. You see, I was painfully awkward. I was always the last to be picked when we divided into teams in gym class. I liked playing sports about as much as I like eating fried liver. Which is … Continue reading The Day I Ran and What I Learned (The Secret to Winning at Motherhood and Life)

Seeing Beyond the Tantrums

My almost-two-year old has been throwing some pretty big tantrums lately. We’re talking the throw-yourself-on-the-driveway-screaming-in-front-of-the-neighbours kind of tantrums. She usually does it when my hands are full, which means that I have to drop everything (literally) so I can wrestle her inside. I have the bruises to prove it. Some days, I think I would … Continue reading Seeing Beyond the Tantrums

Are You Weary?

 “Come to me all who are weary and who carry heavy burdens and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 – NIV) “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life.” (Matthew 11:28 – Message) This is for the weary ones, the ones … Continue reading Are You Weary?