Category: Faith

My Body, My Choice

My Body, My Choice

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. We've been hearing this phrase quite often in recent years. Women are chanting in the streets the slogan, "my body, my choice" in protest against laws limiting their right to get an abortion any time they want and to do it with government funding. While I may not agree with what they are protesting, I do, however, agree with that phrase....Read More

God’s Discipline, His Grace

The is the 2nd post in a 3-part series about God's grace. You should read the first, Our Failure, God's Grace before continuing with this one about God's Discipline. In Our Failures, God’s Grace, I showed how wonderful it is that no matter how much we may fail, God has given us His grace so that we need never worry. However, as wonderful as God’s gift of grace is, we must never think that we can get away with anything we want and life will be perfect. As mothers, we know that discipline is a necessary tool in guiding our...Read More

Our Failure, God’s Grace

We are all failures. Ever since Adam and Eve, when sin entered the world, no one has ever escaped failure. Sure, we may have succeeded at some things, eventually. But our failure is unavoidable. This should make me anxious or afraid or sad. But it doesn't. And you know why? Because of God's grace. No matter where we have failed, we know that we are forgiven and that we can start and try again. We know this because it is THE reason Jesus came down and died for us. We have all experienced the ultimate failure, the failure to be...Read More

Easter Traditions in France

What is the traditional Easter meal in your family? Do you eat ham or turkey or something else? Is there a reason why your family chooses that particular meal? If you live in France or have French ancestors, chances are you will have a lamb roast or un gigot d’agneau as they say in French. And there is a definite reason for this choice, as with the other French Easter traditions. Here are some of the Easter traditions in France. Pâques Let’s start with the name for Easter in French, Pâques. Translated literally, it means Passover. As with most languages...Read More
4 Ways to Fulfill Mother Culture

4 Ways to Fulfill Mother Culture

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages.   Should we as homeschool mamas expect our children to be learning when we aren’t? Is it proper to demand that they read and learn if they don’t know what that looks like? Mother Culture is a term used in Charlotte Mason circles to describe the intentional growth and education of the mother, specifically as it relates to reading. And even...Read More

A New Year, Your Best Year 2019 Conference

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. Boy, this year is really ending in a frenzy! Between our homeschool inspection the week before Christmas and all the birthdays in our family, I am overwhelmed. There are so many wonderful things happening between now and the new year that I just can't seem to keep up! Luckily, one of those things will help me get focused right off the bat. It's the 2019 Conference A New Year, Your Best Year. This conference is...Read More
Setting Attainable Goals for 2019

Setting Attainable Goals for 2019

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Though you will not pay any more for any product, I may receive a small commission.  The new year is fast approaching. And I'm starting to think about setting all those goals that I want to accomplish. We used to call them resolutions. But the problem with that is the word "resolution" has taken on a connotation of something we will probably never achieve. So now we say "goals" in the hopes that we will be better able to attain them. Some of you may have already decided what you want to accomplish....Read More

Best Christmas Holiday Tradition

As everyone knows, the holidays can be extremely draining on the budget. This is one of the main causes of stress during this season. But those of us with kids also know that Christmas is a test on our children's character development. With all the ads directed right at them, it is nearly impossible for children, especially young children, to fight their desire for more "stuff." They get greedy for the new toys they see everywhere that they just have to add to their list. Which is already 10 pages long. They can't stop the feeling of wanting from creeping...Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Homeschool – Holiday Edition

While cleaning up the schoolroom for the 100th time since yesterday, I kept asking myself, "Why did I decide to homeschool, anyway? Wouldn't it be great to just drop the kids off at the school down the street?" I even have the choice of two schools within walking distance, one private and one public. This being the holiday season, these are the reasons I came up with: 10. Every day can be a snow day - even in Arizona. I mean, who said there needed to be snow to have a snow day? Doesn't feeling too cold to get out...Read More
Bilingual Charlotte Mason Method

Bilingual Charlotte Mason Method

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. First of all, what is the Charlotte Mason method? To best answer that, we should also know a little bit about who Charlotte Mason was. In purely personal terms, Mason was an educator of the classical style in England at the turn of the 20th century. Starting as a simple teacher, she eventually became a lecturer. Later she started an organization (known as PNEU, Parents' National Education Union) that provided resources for parents teaching...Read More