featured, illness, parenthood

I’m a Real Mom: Coming to Grips with Disabled Motherhood

I got up before my children this morning and made breakfast for them.   This happens about 3 or 4 times a year.   I usually don't have the energy to do this.   Mornings are not my best time of day. Today --for just a little while-- I felt like a real mom. The… Continue reading I’m a Real Mom: Coming to Grips with Disabled Motherhood

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Cowboy Casserole –One Pot Meal

I stumbled upon a version of this recipe almost two decades ago. When I found out I was allergic to tomatoes,  I had to completely redo our meal rotation. Nearly everything I served had tomatoes in it. This was a meal that I altered to remove the foods I couldn't have. I'll include some notes… Continue reading Cowboy Casserole –One Pot Meal

faith, featured

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen to Good People?

This question came to mind today when I thought of a family friend who was diagnosed with cancer and was given weeks to live. This is the question posed by Christians and unChristians alike. For Christians it is a pursuit of understanding how our good God could permit to happen the things we see around… Continue reading Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen to Good People?

ADHD, featured, homeschooling

17 Things Your ADHD Child Would Tell You if He Could

17 Things Your ADHD Child Would Tell You if He Could: 1) I'm trying way harder than you'll ever know even though it doesn't seem like it to you. I really, truly am. 2) Criticizing me or getting angry at me that my brain doesn't work better doesn't help me. It makes me hate myself… Continue reading 17 Things Your ADHD Child Would Tell You if He Could

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What You Need to Know About Your ADHD Child

I’ve had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to write a post to help the members of my Facebook group, Homeschooling the ADHD Child, better understanding their children.  Basically, a “what you need to know” post. It was a daunting task because I'm not sure there's enough paper to write all… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your ADHD Child

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Why I Am Not Ashamed of Being Overweight: My Weight is Part of My Story

One of my articles was being published in a magazine, and I needed an updated photo --which I didn't have.  Due to my weight I'd become a little camera shy. So, I messaged a friend who's a professional photographer and asked if she'd take some pictures for me. I voiced my concerns about my weight… Continue reading Why I Am Not Ashamed of Being Overweight: My Weight is Part of My Story

ADHD, featured, getting started homeschooling, homeschooling

There Is No Behind in Homeschool

Don't miss the follow-up post Objections to "There's No Behind in Homeschool" Answered! I regularly hear homeschool moms lament that their child is behind. This is public school mentality.   For most of us it is all we have known, and it's takes some amount of convincing to consider that it might not be the… Continue reading There Is No Behind in Homeschool

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The Great Cookie Incident of 2013

It was 2013, and I was sick. Really sick. Not the kind of sick where you get better, but the kind of sick where you wonder how long you have left on this earth, and you go to bed wondering if you'll wake up in the morning. Sometimes, the pain and depression is so bad you just pray that God will take you Home. Now, I've come a long way from that dark place in the last few years, but this story is about me, right there in the thick of it.

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To the Non-type-A Mom Who Wants to Homeschool

One question I get often is "Can I homeschool if I am not a type A mom?" Absolutely! Although, I have repeatedly been told that children need schedules, plans, and order, the truth is that some children do and some don't. image from here. My mom was a great teacher. But, she would get restless.… Continue reading To the Non-type-A Mom Who Wants to Homeschool

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In Defence of a 3-hour Homeschool Day

A question I get a lot is this: how long should a school day last when you're teaching at home? First of all, it's important to note that children have a learning limit. At some point, their brains will shut off, and, after that, time no new information is retained. So, what's the point of… Continue reading In Defence of a 3-hour Homeschool Day