Capturing Your Teenager’s Mind and Attention–Fun with Technology in Moderation

Capturing Your Teenager’s Mind and Attention–Fun with Technology in Moderation

Jan 13

“Mom! Watch this video I found!”  “Have you seen the picture Matt posted the other day of his cat?” “Watch this play from yesterday’s game, mom–it was awesome!” If any of these comments sound familiar you probably have a child or teenager who is using social media on a regular basis.  As a homeschooling mom who would much rather see my children...

Picture Peace–My 31 Days of Writing Challenge

Picture Peace–My 31 Days of Writing Challenge

Oct 01

I’m joining the 31 days challenge this October and you are invited to come along!  I chose a topic I’d like to delve into more myself.  I’m having a bit of a difficult time finding that peace and tranquility in the midst of all my necessary responsibilities.  Writing about it may help me discover more ways to experience peace in our home.  So, here goes!  Each day I write I...

Kids Making Money and Bringing Dad Home

Kids Making Money and Bringing Dad Home

May 28

So, I recently went to a conference in Orlando where I expected to just be a worker for a friend of mine but got a pleasant surprise while I was there.  Rhea Perry, whose books and emails we have been aware of for years, was at this conference and I got the privilege of attending a couple of her workshops.  I was reminded of her amazing story and how her son, Drew, took several crazy ideas and...

I Have A Teenager

I Have A Teenager

Oct 13

Thirteen years ago today I was holding a little bundle that weighed less than our cat.  It is hard to believe that bundle  is already 13– but I must admit, he is fun to be around and is growing into quite a responsible young man. Making the decision to home school him has paid off in dividends as far as character is concerned.  His friends in public and private school are already obsessed...

Cozi Family Calendar Rocks!

Cozi Family Calendar Rocks!

Sep 19

Giving kids instructions and having them actual followed can be a huge challenge.  It’s an even bigger challenge when you have leftover attachment issues and defiance-against-mom issues coming from a 10 year old boy.  We have always searched for ways to give instructions without actually talking.  Lists, cards with pictures of chores–we’ve tried many things and lots of them...

A Delightful Nightime Excersion-Fun and Free

A Delightful Nightime Excersion-Fun and Free

Jul 11

The other night my husband and I decided to go on a late night walk with our oldest son. The evening was pleasant with a cool breeze blowing. It was a welcome relief from the kind of oppressive heat we had been experiencing this July. As we walked up the street through our neighborhood we saw bobbing flashlights up ahead. When we got nearer we saw it was our neighbor and his kids. They were...