To the mom who feels forgotten, You go on social media, longing for connection. And you see pictures. Pictures that were you once upon a time. Sometimes, you miss it. It was a lifetime ago that you had it. The camaraderie of coworkers. The dinners and events. Phone calls and meetings and the whirlwind of … Continue reading To the Mom Who Feels Forgotten…
"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” – Part 2)
They were so little. The youngest just a toddler. It was the last day of our homeschool co-op, and I promised the girls that if they were ready early enough, I would take them to the coffee shop beforehand for a special treat. They were so little. Yet they got neatly dressed in record time, the … Continue reading The Stranger in the Coffee Shop
The dryer buzzes loud in the morning silence with another load to be folded. There are piles of already-folded laundry on the living room floor next to bags that have yet to be unpacked from a weekend away. Our school day is starting soon and the girls should have been awake and ready long before … Continue reading You are not enough … and that’s okay.
A Lancaster bomber flew low overhead, black against the grey November sky. My children covered their ears as the strains of the national anthem were swallowed up by the plane’s roaring engine. The crowd in front of the old town hall was solemn. Even the youngest seemed to sense the importance of this moment.
The sky was a brilliant blue streaked with wisps of white. As we walked through the forest, red and gold leaves gently fell around us. “Look at that!” my daughter said, pointing to an old log. “It’s beautiful!” The log was rotting and covered in fungus. We stooped low to examine it. “Did you know … Continue reading Embracing Where You Are
Life is made up of moments. Little moments produce big things. Moms, what you do matters!
"A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." (Prov. 17:22, ESV) Last night, as usual, we asked our two-year old to pray before bed. She raised her arms above her head as high as she could because "it makes Jesus happy" (what a great kid!) and began to pray: … Continue reading Let Loose and Laugh
Yesterday, my husband and I took our 15-month old to the doctor. After asking us about our daughter's vocabulary and about the things she can and cannot do, the doctor advised us that she is months ahead in her development. Boy, was I proud! We spend a lot of time talking to her, showing her things, and … Continue reading Rethinking Priorities
Today, I just want to share a quick thought. I felt the baby moving last night and it was such a special experience. It made me wonder why I was so afraid of having another child. So here is my thought: No matter how unprepared you might be to find out that you are expecting, when you … Continue reading Unexpectedly Expecting