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    Nurturing a Child’s Soul…

    In his book Heartfelt Discipline, Clay Clarkson speaks about the importance of cultivating the soil of our child’s heart. He refers to the parable of the sower and the seed and compares it to how we, as parents prepare our children to live for God. “A farmer went out…

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    Healthful Play… what Charlotte Mason says.

    Sometimes, a good dose of outside activity is all kids need. But in our culture, countless children are missing out on this crucial outside play time.  They’re over-scheduled, often very inactive, and almost always on media overload. One afternoon, I realized how vital crazy outside time really is for our children.  They need to…

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    Learning to ‘let them be’

    I often feel like I’ve stumbled through the past 8 years of parenting.  There have been so many ups and down and boy, have I had a LOT of lessons to learn. I’m still learning them daily.  But there’s a few that stick out as ‘life changers’ in my mind, and this is one…

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    The Perfect Parent?

    I’ve always been a reader.  I read every chance I get.  My husband even laughs at me because I read books while I brush my teeth.  (I figure, I might as well make use of that time!) So, I’m always seeking knowledge, information, reading to grow and learn.  A…