Helping In Every Way

I want to start by acknowledging the huge devastation in the Philippines. We are grieving for all of those lives affected.  I started...

An Accidental Homeschool Mom

I am a homeschool mom.  That was not on my list of to-be jobs.  It was not in my life plan.  That is not to say that I am not fully in it...

Terror in the Laundry

There were crayons in the dryer today.  Yes, let that soak in the way the red and blue and yellow soaked in to every garment that was in...

Belief in Commitment

I’m a Christian.  More than that, I am a Christian with a religious affiliation.  I have many Christian friends but to have a particular...

The Adventure Is The Attempt

We have been traveling for six days.  We have seen many interesting things.  We have seen historical things.  We have seen majestic...

One More Mom Guilt

At the park the other day I was ashamed to pull out a non-reusable bottled water that I had hurriedly bought after forgetting the...

Home is the Resilience of a Child

This is what I know about the resilience of a child… We have been moving this month.   I don’t mean that in a “one weekend this month” we...

Moving Day A Chaos Of Fun

I’ve been moving since before my earliest memories.  And when I do remember moving it is across several countries, over months and from...

A Child’s World

The kids created a pulley system that reaches from the upstairs landing to the downstairs hall.  They worked so hard on it.  My little...

They Are Beautiful!

My daughter is beautiful.  Yes, I am her mother so I am a bit biased.  But I have also heard others admire her, comment on her pretty...

Sunday Mornings – The Dad Version

Recently, while he and I were discussing my gratitude he confessed that his indulgence of my whim is not completely unselfish….what?  I...

Scrub, sniff, scrub, sniff….

My goal is to instill a sense of respect for property.  I also want them to get that it’s about self-esteem.  Because when you know who...

Be My Little Girl Just a Little Longer

The children have already been put to bed when my daughter comes to the balcony in tears, “I feel all alone.”  With her this happens once...

Pocketknives conquer the world

My son runs up to me, “I cut myself.”  I ask him how he did it and he tells me he was using his pocketknife in the backyard.  This is the...

Summer Break My Heart

No, we are free.  However, with this freedom comes an absence.  We are a bit lost for what to do with our time.  We had been so scheduled...

Babbling Brooks and Wild Eyes

My parents just drove away.  My son and daughter debated for half an hour on the length of their stay, was it twelve or thirteen days...

The Meltdown

Our two children have been very different in their meltdown behavior.  Our firstborn, being that his every need was met from day one,...

Makeup, Clothes and Quality Time

I slip on my dress and then a pair of high heels.  I check my face in the mirror one last time.  My daughter walks into the bathroom and...

Spandex and Cursing

Last year my husband and I did our first joint ride.  He encouraged me every step of the way, was my biggest supporter.  Even said I...