6 years ago we made the decision to homeschool Emily. We homeschooled her for Pre-K through 4th grade. It didn’t come naturally to us at first. In fact, when we first became parents, we never even considered homeschooling. Through a series of events, and a whole lot of prayer, we felt that homeschooling was the path . . . → Read More: Our new adventure from homeschooling to public school
A couple weeks ago, my 9 (and 3/4!) year old daughter accidently broke one of my favorite coffee cups that was given to me by a dear friend. This isn’t the first time this has happened. In fact, I think that was #3 or maybe 4 over the course of a year.
As you know, I have . . . → Read More: Tween Life Lessons: Work Ethic & Earning Money
A couple of nights ago, I had the privilege of attending an incredible event called Secret Keeper Girl Pajama Party with my daughter, Emily. We even wore PJ’s that I made myself! I made matching ones for Emily and her sabertooth tiger, and a different set for myself.
The 3-hour event was an evening for moms . . . → Read More: Secret Keeper Girl Mother-Daughter Time
Tonight my heart is tired. You ever have one of those times as a parent where you wish you could rewind and have a do-over? I wish I could back up about 2 hours and just do things differently. My sweet Lovebug got in trouble for something tonight that she really shouldn’t have. The worst part . . . → Read More: Parenting should come with do-overs
No, I’m not teaching her to fish for fish – that will be Daddy’s job!
I’m sure you’ve heard the following quote.
“Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”
This concept is a huge part of parenting. One of my jobs as a mom . . . → Read More: Teaching a child to fish
Tonight I had a very emotional discussion with Lovebug. Just as she should have been falling asleep she came downstairs crying. For some reason, her mind was wandering before going to sleep and she started missing one of her toys that she made the choice (on her own!) to sell a few months ago. She didn’t . . . → Read More: Regret & Disappointment are hard lessons for kids
Today was a wonderful day in so many ways, but frustrating at the same time. Lovebug is going through another “interrupting phase”. Not just interrupting either, but keeping on and on and on after I tell her no, or ask her to wait.
Honestly, it’s something that as a kid I struggled with as well. My . . . → Read More: I will not interrupt I will not interrupt I will not interrupt
Lovebug and I had a great day! We started the day with breakfast, and then some game time. I wanted some one-on-one time with her because I knew I would be spending a lot of time unpacking today and she wouldn’t get as much of my focused attention.
First we played “I Can Do That!”. It’s . . . → Read More: I cried over her misspelled words
We’re on the hunt to find a new church home, and this morning we visited another new one. As I was sitting next to hubby, this lady came up to introduce herself to us. As she was doing so, Lovebug came walking back to us from getting a drink of water.
I introduced the lady to . . . → Read More: What NOT to say!
Thank you all for the response to the Walmart post! I really appreciate you reading, commenting, and sharing that post – keep it coming! I love hearing from each of you. I’m overwhelmed actually. I’ve been working on a response for the last couple days and I just can’t get my mind around the big picture . . . → Read More: To the moms who have been THAT mom