Reflections on Homeschooling

As many people do, I try hard to reevaluate where I’m at during these first few weeks in January. I don’t like to set resolutions, but I like to think hard about what I’ve accomplished, what I didn’t accomplish and where we go from here. I’m sure many of you are doing the same thing so I thought I’d share some thoughts. The Importance of a “Big Picture” Mentality It is so easy to focus on what we have not accomplished. Let’s see. . .with 5 kids under the age of 7 my house is almost never fully and completely … Continue reading

My Year’s Reflections

The older I am getting (I know I am not that old), the more I appreciate how much things change for the good or bad as time passes. For instance, in the category of “bad” I have gained a lot of weight and become somewhat lazy. However, in the “good” category I have grown and matured in many different ways. I thought I would share the things I can see in my life (especially spiritually) that have changed for the good and consider how I could have done better. I hope this article to be an encouragement to you. Relationships. … Continue reading

Personal Reflections on a Memorial Layout

With Memorial Day here, this topic seems appropriate though completely coincidental. I’m in the middle of a move and what fun it has been (not!). However, in the process I’ve taken the time to go through my scrapbook supplies, layouts and other items to be sure that I want everything and that it’s stored the best way possible. In the process I came across a stack of layouts that had not been placed in an album yet. I giggled and laughed at some of the memories that were depicted on those pages and in the photos. But then I came … Continue reading

My Thoughts on Mothering Special Kids

In April, during spring break I had the rare opportunity to be almost-childless for a week. My four sons were sent off to California, to be with their father. My two stepdaughters were sent off to St. George, to be with their mother. That left seven full days with only my three-year-old to manage. Let’s see… what could I do with a free week? I wouldn’t have to be my son Garrett’s blood sugar sheriff. I wouldn’t have to worry about ADHD medications for my stepdaughters, or keeping them on track with their homework. I wouldn’t have to do Sunni’s … Continue reading