But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. – 1 Peter 2:9 Twelve years ago, the decision my husband and I made to home-school (or homeschool, whatever your preferred spelling) our kids was met with mixed reviews.… Continue reading My Weird Home-Schooled Kids
For the past several years, our kids' 4-H year has culminated at the Illinois State Fair. This year, Aidan and Shae were again selected at our county 4-H fair to show their projects – his in computer science and hers in creative writing – at the state level. Rewind to the spring, when they began… Continue reading The Definition of Success
Our week has been full of busyness, beginning with celebrating my daughter’s birthday last weekend. Happy fifteenth, dear Shae! (She blogged about her celebration here.) As well, we attended the county 4-H fair over the course of two days, where my kids’ projects for the year were judged, with happy results. My oldest two will… Continue reading Mixed Bag of Thoughts about Our Mixed-Up Week
Ever feel like life mocks your plans? All summer I've felt this way. As a homeschooling mom, I don't have a lot of time during the school year to do the projects that are near and dear to my heart, so I look forward to the spring and summer months to get crafty, handy, and… Continue reading Plans? Bwahahaha! I Laugh at Your Plans!
Every 4-H-er is required to give a one-minute speech at a club meeting that must relate, however distantly, to some 4-H project. It's my youngest son's first year in 4-H, and, following in his brother's footsteps, he thought he would try woodworking and give his speech about his project. The project itself? Not a problem.… Continue reading Comfort Zones Can Be Crippling
I enjoy blogging and reading Christian blogs—both keep my heart and mind focused on the Lord and living for him. But life is cyclical, and recently, I've been in one of those crazy-busy cycles. You know, a period of time in which it seems that you are so busy from the time your feet hit… Continue reading Joy to the World…And Now I Need a Nap!