ADHD, children, homeschooling

Determination Is Not the Key to Your Child’s Success

Every few months, a new post or video will emerge on social media and be mass-shared by homeschool moms across the country and the world --usually citing research (or just opinions) about the key to your child’s success. They usually involve something like determination, grit, not giving up, or stick-to-itiveness. All variations on the same… Continue reading Determination Is Not the Key to Your Child’s Success

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children, faith, parenthood

6 Reasons I Don’t Let My Children Work Problems Out on Their Own

I was a young mom with a toddler and a preschooler --the youngest of all the moms in the group-- and a few of the older moms in the group ruled the roost. They instructed the rest of us that when our very young children went outside to play, we were not allowed to check… Continue reading 6 Reasons I Don’t Let My Children Work Problems Out on Their Own

ADHD, art, children, homeschooling, illness

Art Therapy: A Simple Method to Deal with Stress

If you have ADHD, anxiety, adrenal problems or if you are basically living and breathing, you probably deal with stress and difficulties processing that stress. This can be especially true for people who don't have neurotypical brains because our brains are already a little off and prone to misfiling information. Many anxieties (for example, phobias)… Continue reading Art Therapy: A Simple Method to Deal with Stress

children, parenthood

I Burned the Babywise Book

Yes. I actually did. I burned the Babywise book. 15 years ago an adorable little boy was born with a full head of jet-black hair and deep-set dimples. I wanted nothing more than to be a mom, and I was so happy to finally hold my baby. But, something wasn't right --or at least not… Continue reading I Burned the Babywise Book

children, faith

Post Revisited: Leading Your Children to Jesus

I don't think there is a topic more dear to my heart and nothing bring more joy to my heart than seeing my children follow Jesus. This post discusses my concern with my own ability to point my children to the Lord and some resources I found to be very helpful.   It’s hard for… Continue reading Post Revisited: Leading Your Children to Jesus

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Endorsing Courtship: Why We Courted and Plan to Use Courtship with Our Children

My husband and I courted. Or at least that’s what we called it.   Die hard courtship enthusiasts insist that we did not actually court because my father didn’t choose my husband for me and we were allowed to be alone sometimes. Proponents of dating argue that it was courtship because my husband and I… Continue reading Endorsing Courtship: Why We Courted and Plan to Use Courtship with Our Children

children, parenthood

For the Love of a Doll

  I cuddled the tiny little doll in my arms, swaying back and forth. She was perfect... beautiful. My cousin had drawn my name in Christmas gift exchange, but I suspect that it was my Aunt Linda who had in fact chosen the lovely little treasure in my arms. I was ecstatic. Some feelings cannot… Continue reading For the Love of a Doll