“I don’t have to, I get to.” – Jen Schmidt, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam A recent weekend was “supposed” to include a 90th birthday celebration for my grandmother-in-law. I was “supposed” to use the 10+ hours of car time to work on a project on my laptop. Instead, one of my children woke up with … Read More about When an Unexpected Change of Plans Turns into a Blessing
Some people love Valentine’s Day. Other people despise it. Regardless of which camp you fall in, this year I want to encourage you to do something for someone who doesn’t have a Valentine. 6 Simple Ways to Brighten Someone’s Valentine’s Day 1. Send a card or letter to a shut-in (you can find inexpensive cards … Read More about 6 Simple Ways to Brighten Someone’s Valentine’s Day
If you’re homeschooling a high school student, you’re probably aware that you’re eventually going to need some basic tools to help your child receive credit for all of their hard work (and yours!). Looking for the needed documentation and trying to know where to start can feel a bit scary and overwhelming! But I promise … Read More about All the Resources You Need to Graduate Your Homeschool Student – for FREE!
“I wish I could get sick so we can have a day to rest.” When one of my children spoke those words, I stopped dead in my tracks. She looked nervous, like maybe she was going to get in trouble for wishing to get sick. I glanced at the overstuffed calendar and considered the overflowing … Read More about Why I have Unsick Days with My Kids
I sometimes have dreams that are so vivid, I think my dream actually happened in real life. Like the time I dreamed my friend’s (very kind and patient) husband was physically abusing her. The dream felt so real and vibrant, that after weeks of worrying myself sick, I finally called her and asked her about … Read More about Fresh Perspective for a New Year