I said to my husband the other night ‘I’m always looking for that perfect formula of beauty and function” (whether it’s the daily schedule or how to arrange the furniture in a room.) He reminded me, “For the schedule, you will never find it, because life is always changing.” Oh. Right. Remembering that IS key, […]

Finding The Perfect Daily Schedule

A little aside before we begin with this yummy recipe.  I miss writing this blog.  But with bringing our new baby girl home from Ethiopia in May 2011 AND stepping up our homeschool program by joining Classical Conversations in Sept 2011, there has been precious little time.  Slowly,  I am perfecting our system of raising, […]

Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake – Delicious

Fresh hard white winter wheat berries straight from the farm. Girls Need Tools Too! My Mama gave this to me for my birthday 2 years ago, bless her heart.  It is a beautiful thing.  Now before you groan at making your meals even harder to get together, remember who you’re talking to here.  I’m the […]

How To Grind Your Own Grain And Make Flour!

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 […]

Money & Children – How it Works At Our House

The honest truth is, I’m not sure WHAT the secret is for a good chore plan.  I suppose it is very similar to homeschooling curriculum.  If mama don’t like it, it ain’t gonna work. Life in this area definitely gets easier as your children get older.  So hang in there Mamas with young ones.  You […]

Our 5 Step Process for Chores