The Perfect Cup For The Home With Children

These are absolutely the best cups I have found for a dinner table containing children I have searched high and low for the last year for the perfect cup that will not tip over. We had some similar that we used so often AND mistakenly put in the dishwasher too many times, that are now […]

The Old Testament in Legos – The Brick Bible

Three weeks ago, when I came across this book in my favorite store in Dallas, Whole Earth Provision, I immediately decided to buy it. And, of course, my 9 year old, Lego Master of the Universe, has not put it down since. Click here to see it on Amazon. And how exciting to see that there […]

Money & Children – How it Works At Our House

To Give Money Or Not To Give Money It took me a number of years to decide whether we should give our children a regular allowance or not. Should we just expect their daily help and then maybe give them money for extra jobs? Would a regular allowance, whether they were obedient or not in doing […]

Mom: Hen – ry, Laundry Time

Mom:  Henry, it’s time to put your clothes away.  Remember, shirts in the top drawer, pants in the middle drawer and pj’s in the bottom drawer. Great.  You’re doing a good job.  Keep it up! Mom walks out of the room. Henry:  Hey, what’s this? Henry:  A toy.  Cool. Henry:  I must play with this […]

Elementary Necessities

Ohhh, school is not going so well today.  Let’s just make cookies instead. I’m really not sure what kind of homeschooling Mom I would call myself. Definitely not structured. Maybe a little eclectic. Maybe a little classical. Maybe a little Charlotte Mason. Maybe a little unschooling. But then it also depends on the child. I […]

Out With All The Clothes!

Oh Glory.  The Laundry. “Out.”  I say “Out.”  I have finally had enough.  Enough laundry.  Enough random articles of children’s clothing.  Is it clean?  Is it dirty?  Does it fit you still?  Why are your drawers stuffed when we just cleaned them out and sent a bag of clothes to the thrift shop? And why, […]

Having A Baby – Don’t Take Your Fertility For Granted

Our 11 year old daughter, Meg, moments after she was born. (Updated) Oops.  Hope that picture wasn’t too jarring if your just sitting down with your coffee first thing in the morning. Her 8th Child It’s 7:42pm and my best friend is about to have a baby a few blocks away.  It’s her 8th one. […]

Getting Out The Door w/ Children

And, Hopefully, A Smile On Your Face Old Friends Last night we were pleasantly surprised with a visit from an old law school buddy of my husband’s, his wife and their 2 sons, ages 9 and 6. They had just gone on a drive and ended up in our town. He apparently said, “Hey I […]