marriage

Helping Your Introvert Survive A Conference

Please pardon the chaos while we are upgrading the blog. Have you ever tried to survive a conference with an introvert? It can be quite challenging --not only for the introvert but for their extroverted companions. Here are some ideas to help both of you survive. These ideas come from my own experiencing with my… Continue reading Helping Your Introvert Survive A Conference

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homeschooling

The Connection Between Autism and ADHD

If you spend much time looking into ADHD or autism, you will learn that researchers consider them to be in the same category of disorders: developmental disorders. A developmental disorder is not a mental illness or psychological disorder. It is a difference in the way that brain develops. For this reason in many cases, some parts… Continue reading The Connection Between Autism and ADHD

parenthood

Why I’ll Never Say “Just Wait Until He Is Older!”

I will never ever tell you "If you think it's bad now just wait until he/she/they're teens!" Why not? First of all, it's completely unhelpful to a mom of young children to put dread and fear in her mind of something that is probably a decade away and not written in stone. Second, a lot… Continue reading Why I’ll Never Say “Just Wait Until He Is Older!”

testimony

How to Be a Wonderful Online Neighbor [Satire]

[This is a satirical piece and based on my experience and observation in dealing with nasty, hate-filled people online.] How to be a great online neighbor in 11 easy steps: 1) Make sure you comment on every single post, article, or thread that you disagree with and comment with as much vim and vigor as… Continue reading How to Be a Wonderful Online Neighbor [Satire]

faith

Modesty Misunderstood 

I discussed the ongoing misuse and abuse of the concept of modesty in a previous post called The Modesty Myth. Although I touched on many of the same points, this article from Desiring God explains it better I think than I was able. In the past I've felt like the lone voice for this perspective… Continue reading Modesty Misunderstood 

homeschooling

My ADHD Child and Chores: How a Few M&Ms Saved My Sanity

Once upon a time, I said that I would never bribe my child. See, I never needed a lot of motivation. Even though I have ADHD, motivation was not usually a problem I had as a child. I had hyperactivity ADHD --technically mixed type ADHD-- so I usually had plenty of energy; it just needed… Continue reading My ADHD Child and Chores: How a Few M&Ms Saved My Sanity

homeschooling

What You Need to Know for Your First Homeschool Conference

  For years, I have referred to our local homeschool conference as “summer camp for the adults.” Your friends, your favorite speaker, caffeine, and tons of books. Sounds like the perfect retreat to me! This is what I learned and what I think you need to know for your first conference: 1) Be prepared. There… Continue reading What You Need to Know for Your First Homeschool Conference

faith

The Stalker: That One Guy Who Threatened to Kill Me

It was a month past my 18th birthday when my brother and I moved 3 hours away to a Christian college campus. The plan was to work on campus until school started which was only a few weeks away and then we planned to attend school and work part time at jobs provided by the… Continue reading The Stalker: That One Guy Who Threatened to Kill Me