Encouragement and Inspiration · Homeschooling

The Missing Ingredient in Homeschooling

There is something conspicuously absent in our homeschooling. It’s not curricula. It’s not supplies. It’s not physical exercise. It’s not test preparation. It is something so simple that we rarely think about it, yet it is so profound that we are doomed to fail without it. I was alerted to the importance of this simple… Continue reading The Missing Ingredient in Homeschooling

Babies · Encouragement and Inspiration · Large Family Life

Are Large Families Poor?

There is a prosperity that only includes what you own, but it doesn’t touch who you are. It’s true–in our home of currently 11 people, we are a messy, noisy bunch, and we are not afraid to express ourselves! There is usually so much going on that it feels unnatural when things are quiet, and… Continue reading Are Large Families Poor?

Babies · Encouragement and Inspiration · Family Organization · Homeschooling · Large Family Life · Pregnancy and Childbirth

Good Moms Know How to Ignore

If you don’t develop the art of ignoring, you will crash and burn as a mother. Oh, yes, I believe in keeping a neat house, of doing things ahead, and of making life simple, but if you looked deep into my psyche and tried to learn the secrets of how I have handled life with… Continue reading Good Moms Know How to Ignore

Babies · Large Family Life · Pregnancy and Childbirth · Walking With God

Is “The Pill” Evil?

When I was a child there were only two, or sometimes three, channels to turn to on the television set, so when the news came on there was no escape!  Even though I would have done almost anything to avoid such boring adult dribble, my parents insisted in watching it, so I sat and endured.… Continue reading Is “The Pill” Evil?

Babies · Homeschooling · Large Family Life

Keeping Track With Our Un-Spiral Spirals {Free Download}

Using  cheap spirals for daily assignments for my children was a genius idea (I first read about it on Sarah Mackenzie’s blog, Amongst Lovely Things). It kept us focused, gave us a feeling of accomplishment, and helped us to order our days better so that there was plenty of time left over for spontaneity. However,… Continue reading Keeping Track With Our Un-Spiral Spirals {Free Download}

Encouragement and Inspiration · Large Family Life

Two Are Better Than One

Our baby was burning up with fever last night. I was so concerned for her I was on edge and I barked at my husband because he could “take it.” How did he respond? He took turns with me all night caring for her. He helped me fight to get the medicine down, and then… Continue reading Two Are Better Than One

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What a Wonderful Day!

This is going to be a marvelous website!

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What a wonderful day!

So glad I can blog again!