I love yard work and landscaping. The smell of dirt, sweat, new lumber, freshly watered grass, fertilizer, and gasoline (I'm sure putting those words next to each other got me on a list somewhere) mix together creating this aroma that is both energizing and relaxing. I don't know why I love it so much - I … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Outdoor Jobs I ACTUALLY enjoy doing with my kids
Richard Bach wrote, "You teach best what you most need to learn." Oh, I hope this is true. When I sit down to write a blog post or to prepare a Sunday School lesson I often find my direction in something that has been pressing on my own mind. As Meagan and I tossed around the idea … Continue reading Share the Responsibility
I LOVE cooking. Not always baking. Baking is so precise. It's chemistry. It MATTERS. Ask my brownie sludge if there's a significant difference between 1/3 of a cup or 1 AND 1/3 of a cup of water. Ask my weirdly textured cookies if it really matters if I use baking SODA vs. baking POWDER. And ask my family … Continue reading Cooking Family
I can still feel the anticipation in my chest. February 1990: Waiting restlessly in the parking lot in the dark while my dad went inside to purchase the prize keeping me from sitting still. My precious sister had just been born, and life had become exciting and busy for the grown-ups. Exciting, but a little less … Continue reading Dad Stuff: Meaningful Gaming
Oh my goodness, the lessons I learned. My husband and I taught school for several years. We are not perfect parents, and we were not perfect teachers (Jeff was), but WOW did teaching give us so many tools and trial runs for our own family. I can’t claim these lessons without first praising the phenomenal … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Things Students Taught Me About Raising Children
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