This post is a continuation of my previous post that you can read here. Training children in obedience and responsibility is a hard job. If you have been a parent for any length of time, you have already discovered this without anyone telling you! Keep reading for tips and more tools for your … Continue reading Bedtime Battles and More (Part 2)
I've been having to work extra hard with my 5-year-old lately. "Suzanna, it's time to get ready for bed," I call. "I want to play Spicy Uno one more time!" she begs. "No, it's past your bedtime already." More begging and pleading... Why does it seem so difficult to teach children obedience and responsibility? Does … Continue reading Bedtime Battles and More (Part 1)
We had a lot of excitement around here last week! Benjamin Teague Masson was born to our daughter, Abby, and her husband, Christian, on January 11th! He is healthy and wonderfully made. Amelia is a terrific big sister! All are doing well and we are so thankful. Grandparenthood Really is Grand! If you were … Continue reading Grandparenthood
Ah, Thanksgiving--a time for family and lots of scrumptious food, all while taking time to reflect on the many blessings we have as a nation and as individuals. I love it! I saw a really cute and funny video the other day that reminded me of all the blessings we can sometimes overlook or take … Continue reading Make a Thanksgiving Day Placemat!
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)