When my daughter was only a few years old, I had a major “uh oh” moment. She displayed behavior which was clearly an effort to get what she wanted by manipulation. She even admitted as much.
The chaos of life and the stress of a mother overwhelmed, shown on the big screen, just hit too close. Any other time it would have been hysterical. Any other time I would have laughed along with the audience.
We are often amazed by the random facts our dog has taught us. Always ready to share, with wagging tail, here’s a list from Rosie: 1. My name is Rosie. I am a ninja. I am Ninja Dog!
It is human nature to become angry after being hurt. What we do with that anger is our choice.
I did not ask my husband to clean bathrooms, nor did I anticipate he would choose to spend an afternoon teaching his sons to clean. The fact is, he did it. More importantly, I let him.
I have come to recognize boys don’t naturally exhibit displays of love. Their assignment for the week was to write a daily message for each sibling of why they loved them.
It was a question like any other. Just a question. It seemed simple…..”dad, remember the Chinese Checker game we bought, can you play that with me? You said you’d show me how.” We were busy planning our projects for the day, hustling to gather supplies and discussing our hopes of how much we could get […]
I am amazed that Christmas is next week. It feels like just yesterday I was preparing for a summer outing with only a hint of homeschool curriculum in my thoughts. I’m not sure how the time passed so quickly, but with it went many activities and thoughts of great blog posts. With a few quiet […]
The other day I was awakened by constant chirping. Somewhere in my sleepy fog I wondered if it was our robins. I buried my head under a pillow. After all, the babies couldn’t possibly be ready to leave the nest….. We were delighted to find a robin’s nest this summer. Carefully built on an over […]
Summer is such a beautiful season for weddings. With the sun shining brightly and flowers in full bloom, it all seems the perfect setting. Recently we had the privilege to attend my nieces wedding and it was picture perfect. Many young girls dream of every detail of their wedding, and how perfect it will […]