Dave from PhilFAQS featured a review I wrote on Educator.com today. He had written previously to say that hopefully it would help answer questions from people living in the Phillipines who desire to homeschool their children. I hope it helps! As the homeschooling mom of 10 (only 8 are still at home), I know homeschooling can be intimidating at first. I can say from personal experience that it … [Read more...] about Post Featured!
For those of you who have been reading about our family's adventure, I have an update. For my new readers, our family (with 8 children still at home) left our secure life in Alabama (with a paycheck) for an exciting life of starting a vineyard in west Texas (no paycheck yet!). This adventure started in Jan. of 2008 and if you would like further background on this adventure, please read "When Our … [Read more...] about Encouraging Development!
New Years Resolutions? As we begin a new year, 2010, I am sure we all have great expectations! You may call them New Year's resolutions or you may not, but capitalize on the excitement of a new year. Start or re-start ideas and practices. Whether it is a daily Bible study, family time, eating together as a family, a regular exercise program or more healthy eating habits, start the year fresh and … [Read more...] about Looking Forward
Have you ever had a tea party with your family? If not, you should try it! Even our older boys love it! This is a tradition we started while living in Switzerland. The winters were extremely cold and the warm tea with goodies seem to warm us all. Alright, I know what you are thinking! How could she know what cold is, coming from southern Alabama. And, you are right. To those of you who live in the … [Read more...] about Tea Time
We may go overboard with decorating for Christmas but it is so much fun! I think the best part of it all is experiencing it with children. I wish my desires were as simple as theirs. It is a shame we lose the excitement which little things bring as we grow up! Since the artificial tree we purchased after Christmas last year was of the pre-lit variety, we have quite a few extra strands of light. … [Read more...] about Lights, Lights and More Lights!
Artificial, yes, I can not believe it, our Christmas tree this year for the first time in 25 years is artificial! And...I love It! In our early years of marriage, John was in graduate school (we had very little money), we would go into the woods and cut a cedar tree. They did tend to look like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree but I thought they were beautiful! Once he was gainfully employed, we … [Read more...] about Artificial?