What NOT to Say to a Homeschool Mom

I am so grateful to friends who have taught me what to say and, more importantly, what NOT to say when someone is dealing with the loss of a loved one or a difficult health prognosis. This is not nearly as important as all of that, but…it’s what I know. I am a homeschool mom….

A Quickly Disappearing Childhood

   This year was the first year my youngest son did not want to visit Santa. “I’m too old for that, Mom. I’ll just send him a letter.” Having an older brother seems to be causing him to grow up quicker than my oldest son did. He follows his older brother’s example too often for…

HunterBoy vs. The Evil Cucumber of Evilness

Our family has been reading along with the mytrbc app for a little more than a year now. We just finished Revelation, one of my boys’ favorite books of the Bible. They love the action, the visuals created by the words, and the last battle. When we got to one of the last verses where…

New Year’s Resolution

For years, I have made the same New Years Resolutions as most of the world: eat better and exercise (a.k.a lose weight). However, near the end of 2012, Scott and I were watching Jeopardy. Jeopardy is a show I watch when I want to feel stupid. I usually can only answer a few of the…

Timber!

Though our house is in the city, we have a ton of trees on our lot. It was a sad day Thursday when we had to cut one down that has probably been here for 65 to 75 years. It was in danger of falling during a storm, though, with the projected angle of descent…

Someone Is Praying for You

The Black Plague has invaded our house. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but just a little. To say we felt bad seems like a huge understatement: the fevers that wouldn’t go away; the dizziness that almost made me wreck the car on the way home from delivering letters to Santa at the mall; the fatigue that kept…

LOL

In church yesterday, we watched the powerful testimony of Teranda Greene. We listened spellbound as she recounted learning of her husband’s liver failure after only six months of marriage. God sustained him for eight years until he needed dialysis. The dialysis was only a temporary fix until he finally needed a kidney transplant. Teranda was…

Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

While working on the photo albums we will be sending as gifts this Christmas, I came across this picture: This picture was taken on Halloween 2007. It was the first year the boys had ever been trick-or-treating. (We had always taken them to fall festivals at neighborhood churches.) As the picture shows, Kaden was dressed…

Trip To-do List

Have you ever woken up late but been so tired that you struggle to be motivated enough to get out of the house on time? Me, neither. Okay…maybe this morning. And I didn’t even have a good reason for staying up late last night. I have a type A personality. I love to create goals,…

Faithful

“I’m finished! I’m finished! Praise the Lord!” This is what I wanted to run through the house yelling, while doing cartwheels and dancing like a crazy person…but it was 1:00 in the morning. I had to settle for a sigh of relief and a pat on my own back (pathetic, I know). I have had…