Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
So far, this week has been all about water. Not only pool water, but mostly water from the sky, and even river water. We’ve had slow rain, heavy rain, and a cloud burst (> 1.5″ of water in 10 minutes!), as well as mist, fog, and humidity so high my husband feels he should be sprouting mushrooms. Our […]
School is officially over at our house! Yes, it is! This major event happened yesterday before supper. Miss 10 generously took over Mr. 18’s cooking turn and cooked her first solo supper while Mr. 18 and I discussed the poetry of Walt Whitman and T. S. Eliot. So, here we are. On holidays. Now that […]
With all the talk about Valentine’s decorations, food, and crafts, I occasionally get inspired to make some of them. Like last year, when we decorated and ate a heart-shaped cake. But to me, the most inspiring Valentine’s articles are always the stories and practical tips with suggestions on how to show love to your family. One […]
We’re halfway through the summer, and rather than moan about it, we’ll celebrate by sharing a few highlights of the past weeks. I’ve got all sorts of beautiful, cute, and funny pictures of the kids, but since my husband doesn’t want any of our pictures online, I can’t share them. That’s too bad, but I […]
Our family, except for my husband, is blessed with a week off. We are settling in for a blissful winter break. All I want to do is be lazy, eat dark chocolate (and other good things), read books, and go cross country skiing. The kids each have their own goals, involving the movie TinTin, music, books, DVD’s, […]
This is the final installment of our summer planning series. We’ve already talked about dreaming big to ensure that our summer meets our goals, and we’ve made lists of all the necessary activities. Now we need to make all that practical. I used to write out a contract for each child. First I’d list the […]