Despite the festive, signature red and green of the Christmas season, I was blue—navy blue from head to toe. It was my first Christmas as a newlywed and my first Christmas away from home. It wasn’t that we were spending the holiday completely apart from loved ones. My husband’s family was driving eleven hours so […]
You know that organization is the key to a smooth homeschool day. We share tips on planning your time and lessons as well as advice from other homeschool parents. There are also highlights from our Distance Learning daily video-lesson program, which is designed to simplify your homeschool.
My husband and I have tried to teach our children since they were very young that Christmas is not all about them. First and foremost, it is about Christ. But this season does give us and our children a prime opportunity to practice loving our neighbors. We can show our love to family members, music […]
Every Christmas, we celebrate the single most precious gift ever given—the gift of Christ coming as a man to walk among us and to take our sins upon Himself and to die for them. There is no way we could even partially return His gift, but we should actively be doing whatever we can to […]
Ever gone to the grocery store when snow is predicted? Not sure how it is in your neighborhood, but in the South you’ll likely find empty shelves—especially in the dairy aisle. It doesn’t take an impending storm for my internal shelves to get depleted. Just the day-to-day interactions with fallen people on a fallen planet […]
It’s Christmas week. Mom comes to find me, her hands clasped around something behind her back. The gift is often wrapped, but whether it is or not, she usually makes me close my eyes, adding to the suspense. Except it’s not a complete surprise—I know what’s coming, but not because I’ve gone around looking for […]
A good night’s sleep—that elusive goal of every mom—often remains underappreciated by the general population. If you’re like me, you’ve spent many long nights feeding hungry babies, nursing sick children, and comforting little ones. I distinctly remember the exuberant joy I felt the first time my firstborn slept five hours straight at night—an event worthy […]
The holiday season is the perfect time to bring your whole family together for activities that are both educational and fun—bonus points if the activity results in homemade, inexpensive gifts! Here’s a list of four enjoyable holiday activities that teach teamwork, truth, or both in the context of Christmastime. Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks from The […]