“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson She entered my kitchen with tears flowing down her face. Her toddler had just thrown a tantrum and, after other well-meaning mothers had offered her some advice, she just felt at the end of […]
“Just relax honey, that _(insert random household chore)_ can wait till later.” Yeah….right…just relax… How do you do that? I love my husband. He is an amazing father, provider and friend. He is the person that does the grocery shopping in our house, takes out the garbage, helps fold the laundry and fixes broken things. […]
A few weeks ago, this article on the 15 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do was making its way around Facebook. It caught my attention because I consider myself to have a pretty good handle on my emotions. Yes, I do need a cry-it-out session every now and then (who doesn’t???) but for the most […]
The idea of my kids in college sends cold shivers down my spine. Not because of the parties and being thousands of miles away from home. Well…maybe a little of that…I did go to Florida State University! Mostly because of the steep costs associated with higher education and worrying if I will ever be on track […]
I never set out to be a homeschooler. In fact, I was really proud of our planned education track for my first born. She “won the lottery” and got spot in one of the “feeder” preschools for a very prominent DC-area private school. I was excited for her future knowing that she was on the […]
“If you need more money to buy the toy you can just stop by the bank.” “But why is the dime worth more than the nickel since it is smaller?” “I can help you buy that house with the money in my piggy bank” …..all heard in my household over the past few weeks. What is […]
Free Mommy Market blogger Laura Thomas has a great feature blog up on Simplehomeschool.net entitled Nurturing Your Child’s Potential. Check it out for inspiration and encouragement in this long journey known as motherhood!