Mommy, why did God make me short? How do you offer words of spiritual comfort for a short child? I know this is a bridge that we are going to have to cross in our household. Our son is short. As in the less than 5% on the growth scale short. It didn’t seem to bother anyone else really but his ... Read More about Words of Comfort for a Short Child
Four beautiful petite blue eggs nestled into a nest constructed of a circle of twigs hidden in the middle briar patch of the butterfly bush. So much potential life was dangerously cradled in that hidden space only a few inches off the ground. A Tale of Two Nests My husband and I didn’t hold out ... Read More about Protecting the Eggs in Your Nest
What is socialization? Socialization is a buzzword that causes many homeschooling parents to cringe. It is the question posed by family members. The concern is poised by your friends. This is the critique offered by complete strangers in the grocery store. Instead, we need to look at the issue ... Read More about Socialization or Civilization: What is the Goal?
“You are not the Mommy!” This is an oft-repeated phrase at my house directed at bossy siblings. It began with my second daughter. Her older big sister was being bossy and telling her what to do. Her response – “You are not the mommy!” As much as she wanted to be - she was not. She did not have ... Read More about Uncover the #1 Heart Issue of Bossy Siblings
I love listening to my four-year-old pray. His sweet little voice is speaking along with us as we say the Lord's Prayer. Indeed, the little pronunciations aren’t entirely clear, but he is joining in with purpose. When he says “How great thou art” and it sounds like a mix of Kentucky with a Boston ... Read More about 6 Reasons to Teach Your Child the Lord’s Prayer