“Desperate” – The Book I Could Have Written {sort of}

“Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe” is a wonderful book that was just released this week (and is already in its second printing – woohoo!), written by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson. Sarah Mae is an in-the-trenches mom of young kiddos, and she was wonderfully blessed to have Sally (who has raised […]

The View From My Front Porch

A while back I had a conversation with my blogging friend, Rebecca.  She has posted a gorgeous pic of her homeschool room, and I told her I was jealous of her room because we have an older house and not a whole lot of space. Her response was “yeah, but I bet you have a […]

{Relatively} Easy Handmade Christmas Gifts

I am NOT a knitter.  By any means.  I can crochet, but I never really got the hang of knitting.  However, I found a cute swirly scarf pattern, and when I watched the how-to videos, I realized that knitting it would actually be easier than crocheting it.  {again, this is coming from a NON-knitter}. I […]

I’m Still Here….

I know I’ve been really quiet around here, lately. There’s been a lot of….ick going on that has been emotionally draining, and it’s not stuff I can write about here.  We’re okay, though, and I do have some fun things that I plan to talk about over here. Living in CT, and having young kiddos, […]

“Smooshy” Paint Pictures #ece #preschool

My little one (who will be 4 in just over a month!) loves paints.  L-O-V-E-S them. Me?  I don’t always love the mess that comes with painting, but it keeps her happy…..so I have to remind myself that it’s not a big deal to let her do it once in a while. Today, we (somewhat […]

Keeping Christ in Christmas With the Kids

Happy December 1st!  Can you believe that Christmas is only 24 days away???  Are you ready? I have a confession.  We do Santa Claus in my house.  My sister and I grew up believing in Santa Claus AND celebrating the birth of Jesus, and it was fun.   I want my children to have that, too. […]

So Maybe You Can’t Pack a Shoebox By Monday….

Operation Christmas Child is an outreach program of Samaritan’s Purse, and it is a beautiful way to share God’s love to the needy at Christmas time! I had never heard of OCC before my Pastor and his family introduced it to our church in 2006. Have you heard of it before? What to do: Decide […]

With the Children on Sundays {TOS #homeschool review}

With the Children on Sundays  by Sylvanus Stall and Grace and Truth Books is a collection of Biblical teachings for children, first published in 1893, and then brought back into print in 1995. From the website: Filled with many of the most delightful family readings you’ll find anywhere, from an author with great skill in […]

Journeys of Faithfulness {TOS #homeschool review}

  Have you ever felt a yearning for a closeness to God that feels out of reach?  Do you struggle to read your Bible daily?  Has your heart longed for a Bible Study or Devotional that made you want to turn back to your Bible with fresh eyes and a willingness that was previously lacking? […]

Preschool Activity Bags & Science Activity Bags {TOS #homeschool Review}

 Activity Bags was dreamed up by two homeschooling moms that were looking for a way to keep their preschoolers occupied independently while they helped their older kids with their school work. The two friends initially planned to make the bags between their two families to help one another out, but then decided that it would […]