Enjoy a Free Food Study Printable for Our Lady of Altagracia Day

food study

One of our favorite feast days is coming up on January 21.  It’s a day that even non-Catholics can enjoy, as there is a fabulous book about it that ties in perfectly with geography, culture, or literature/legend studies: A Gift of Gracias. In fact, I so enjoyed A Gift of Gracias that last year, I [...]

Growing in Motherhood: Growing Our Faith

Motherhood stretches us, and if we let it, it will grow our faith. | by Virginia George at Upside Down Homeschooling

A couple months ago I posted an article on my Facebook page that got some people talking. In it, a very frustrated mom used some naughty words around her kids. I don’t condone the use of such language, and don’t use it myself, but the frustration she felt… that was me. Out of that frustration and the fact [...]

How to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing in Your Home

How to keep the focus on what really matters in your home.

This is the time of year when I fantasize about summer. In the cozy realm of my imagination, warm temperatures replace frigid ones. A tank top and flip flops replace my heavy coat and boots. Lazy and carefree days at the pool replace my down-to-the-minute homeschool/blogging/ministry schedule. Vacations replace field trips. And long afternoons outside playing [...]

Finding Strength in God’s Word for the New Year

Finding Strength in God's Word for the New Year

What are your aspirations for the New Year? It’s that time of the year again when everyone is making New Year’s resolutions. We all want to make a fresh start with a new beginning in 2015. I understand – I’m right there with you. But as I’ve been contemplating the New Year, this one thing [...]

Worth the Inconvenience

Worth the Inconvenience quote

Pregnancy is not among my favorite things. My three pregnancies haven’t been miserable, by any means. Though I had my share of morning sickness, heartburn, and aches & pains, I have to admit that I didn’t have more than my share. Still, at its very best, pregnancy is a challenging time, even as it’s a [...]

L is for Light {Free printable pack!}

L-is-for-Light

At Christmas there are lights everywhere, on Christmas trees and all over houses. These lights light up the night, with many families in Australia, mapping out a route around their town, to go and take in the beautiful light displays. This is also a wonderful time to spend with our children, teaching them about the [...]

25 Ways to Celebrate Advent with Kids {free printable}

25 Ways to Celebrate Advent with Kids

      Christmas is one of my most FAVORITE holidays of the entire year. However, for this family, celebrating the countdown aspect of it (i.e. all of the Advent traditions) really didn’t start until just a few years ago. I had stumbled upon a ‘Jesse Tree’ (google Ann Voskamp’s amazing blog) Well, sure I [...]

10 Ways to Help Your Child Keep Christ in Christmas

10 Ways to Help Your Child Keep Christ in Christmas {yes, we do Santa too}

Today, I’m over at Blessed Beyond a Doubt, talking about a topic that is very dear to my heart…keeping Christ in Christmas. The society in which we live makes it hard for adults to remember to keep the focus of Christmas on Christ, let alone our poor children. They are constantly being bombarded with the [...]

10 Scriptures to Help Your Child Conquer Fear

10 Scriptures to Help Your Child Conquer Fear

This month is filled with frightful images, haunted houses, and haunted trails. We choose not to participate in all those frightful activities, instead opting to go to our church’s Halloween alternative. Fear is on overload all around us this month and the constant bombardment can cause problems with our children. Today I want to share [...]