I have been enjoying No Screen Month and although we haven't been totally strict with it, we have still been reaping some great benefits. Here are some pics highlighting how our month has gone so far. We've done lots more puzzles. So good for your brain! Kidron and Melody made a road trip to see … Continue reading Halfway Through No Screen Month
October is here! That means crisp cool mornings, the holidays are around the corner, and (at our house) No Screen Month! No Screen Month is a time when we take a break from screens as much as possible. Screens include tv, computer, iPads, phones, and any other device with a screen. If you are anything … Continue reading No Screen Month
This post is a continuation. You can find Part 1 of this story here. Facing the News My husband, James, and I sat facing the young couple as they tried to find the words to say. I think we kind of figured what they were going to say, but we were hoping against hope that … Continue reading Grace Found in a Country Cottage (Part 2)
Hi Everyone, We've had some big changes in our family in the month of September. Besides school starting and getting adjusted to a new school year, our month has been filled with paperwork, packing, cleaning, painting, yard work, hauling off trash, moving stuff, and babysitting--lots of babysitting! Why you may ask? After many months of … Continue reading Grace Found in a Country Cottage (Part 1)
Hi Friends! It's Friday and that means we have almost finished our first full week of school! What a week it has been! Just thought I'd share some highlights with you through (mostly) pictures. Dad hugged all the school kids good-bye. We watched the eclipse on Monday! My five-year-old has been wanting me … Continue reading Highlights of our First Week of School and Some Exciting News!
Hello! We are getting all geared up to start school on Monday! I thought it might be helpful to write a post about how to make the first day special and help ease any anxiety that might try to crop up. At our house this year we will have one college student, three public schooled … Continue reading First Day of School Ideas (and a FREE download for homeschoolers!)
It's our 24th anniversary today! I'm always excited when our anniversary rolls around. It gives my husband, James, and me a chance to celebrate our relationship. A day (or at least a few hours) to get away for a while and focus on us. A day to have some fun without our lovely offspring trailing … Continue reading Some Lessons Learned From Marriage