The only sound in the house is the clock loudly ticking away the minutes until suppertime. In the overstuffed easy chair, my oldest has made a little reading nest for herself out of a pillow, a blanket and several stuffed animals. On the couch, my middle child is also comfortably settled among the pillows and … Continue reading The Ultimate Reading List Round-Up
She settles into my arms, her eyes closed and her little body radiating heat. I read stories and teach lessons from the couch, holding her. "I want Momma!" she protests each time I need to get up. I hold her as much as I can, in between making meals, doing dishes, cleaning and lessons. She'll … Continue reading The Week in Review
Yesterday, we got a Christmas tree. A real one. The first real Christmas tree that our little family has ever had. We went to a tree farm, picked it out in the field and cut it down ourselves. It's beautiful. And it smells amazing. We also baked a cake yesterday. This wasn't so beautiful. The springform … Continue reading The Week in Review
Happy Saturday! I hope you've all had a wonderful week! For my American subscribers, I hope you've had a lovely Thanksgiving as well. In this weekend edition of The Grace-Filled Life, you'll find Christmas inspiration, great books and homeschool adventures. Enjoy! ~Mary-Ann This Week on TGFL Here's what's been happening on The Grace-Filled Life this … Continue reading The Week in Review
We ended up with a winter wonderland this week. It was breathtakingly beautiful and so much fun. There were snowmen, steaming mugs of hot chocolate, beautiful walks and cozy stories. We played games, had pretty tea times, went on field trips and enjoyed a wonderful time learning. The upstairs Christmas tree looks lovely, so there's … Continue reading The Week in Review
My husband has been away this week. Normally, the days that he's away drag long. But this time, because I was sharing at a homeschool parent support group on Tuesday night and needed someone to watch the kids, we were invited to spend a few glorious days with my parents. They are absolutely wonderful, so … Continue reading The Week in Review
Friendship, fear, life and loss: Sometimes, our little ones deal with big emotions. As a parent, I’ve found that one of the most effective tools to help me walk my children through these emotions is story-centred discussion. Here are seven books (plus discussion starters) to help you help your child navigate big emotions.