This week is inspired by our beautiful first born. Y'all, the sass. She is creative and bold and will talk to you aaaaaaaaalllllllllll day if you listen. She loves to learn and work hard, and she often speaks as though she's much older than her actual age of 4 (almost 5). It gets hysterical and … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Cora Quotes that Make us Think She was born 35
We love our fam. We love going out! When we get in the car to come home from somewhere, often Cora's first questions are, "Where ELSE are we going today? Are we doing anything else fun?" So here are five of our favorite activities as a family. The cool thing? Most of these are super cheap, … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Favorite Family Activities
Click bait title, sorry... Not THAT "F" word. They're all under 5 and home with me most of the time, so we have pretty decent control over the profanity they're exposed to (although Cora has learned the "Name Game"--Cora Cora Bo Bora, Banana Fana Fo Fora... Aaaaaaand we have a dog named Grux...so oops...) In … Continue reading My Kids and the “F” Word
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
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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