Review: How We Love Our Kids – The Five Love Styles of Parenting


Parenting. Sometimes I wish there were a how-to manual to tell me how to do it right. Well, there is. It’s the Bible. But sometimes it’s nice to have a resource that gives parents practical steps and examples to change unhealthy parenting practices that have been passed down from generation to generation. That’s what I… Read More



Blessed. That’s how I feel today. Of course, I’m always blessed, but today feels like an extra special gift from God. We woke up to a blanket of snow outside, which doesn’t happen often in our neck of the woods. School was cancelled, so the kids slept in, and I made pancakes and hot cocoa… Read More

Natural Consequences in Action


This morning was our typical harried morning. After dragging the kids out of bed (none of them are morning people) and making them eat breakfast, we were just about ready to head out the door for school. Suddenly Bug cried, “Where’s my backpack?” Now, I must backtrack. While I do the morning drop offs, Sportsguy… Read More

Lessons From a Karate Tournament


About a year and a half ago I reluctantly consented to my son’s request to take karate. Initially he was only interested because his best friend was going to sign up for the class. Times have changed! His friend decided karate wasn’t for him, but today my son is a determined little man, who says… Read More

Sometimes You Need to Say Yes


So often in life, we get busy, especially if we’re homeschooling our children and working out of our home. Parents who send their children off to school or work outside the home can more easily compartmentalize different aspects of their lives. School is over when the kids get home, save for a little (or a… Read More

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