Here are a few posts I have written with my view on life, the world, and how things work... hope you enjoy my musings.
Blessings of a Big Family
Where We Are Failing Our Daughters
My daughter and I got out of the car at a local store and just ahead of us were two very pretty young ladies. The first thing I noticed was that their long tanned legs were fully exposed up to almost the underwear line. (read more)
Blinding Our Sons
I want my sons blinded. No, I don't mean visually impaired, but blinded to what the world wants them to see. (read more)
Why I follow His Lead
I got married knowing it all, but I am here to say that after 15 years of marriage, I am now learning daily. (read more)
What is There to Look Forward To?
My first experience with this question came during my eldest daugther's kindergarten year. One of her friends was the first child I knew of to have a cell phone. In kindergarden. WHAT??? (read more)
Why We Homeschool
Let me start by saying that I NEVER had planned on homeschooling my children. No really, it was not in my plan. (read more)
I hate to be "schooled" by one of my children. What I mean by this is that sometimes the words that I so often echo to them come back to my own ears, and appropriately so. (read more)
What We Gave Up
I believe we women made a mistake. We gave up some dearly held treasures in search of what I call "Bigger, Better, Faster." (read more)
I am a master of telling my husband it is his fault. I guess I should have been an attorney. (read more)
7 Ways to Totally Ruin a Homeschool Day
I have been at this homeschooling thing for 3 years now and I have learned a little along the way. Here it is, I can tell you how I can totally wind up with a day that makes a mama wish she had made other educational choices, or maybe just a list of things that I try my best to avoid. (read more)
We've Lost our "Grit"
Therefore I had to almost laugh when several friends gasped at my being without a furnace and not evacuating my home. I’ve got this…I know how to make do. Grandma could do without heat and indoor plumbing; at least I have electricity, and indoor plumbing! (read more)
The Downside of Efficiency
I pride myself on being able to be efficient. It is actually a matter of survival at this point because with a houseful of children and a husband to care for, as well as being the homeschooling mom, I have to be efficient. (read more)
Why I Want My Kids to be Bored This Summer
I am that mom. I could be seen as old fashioned, true, but I have my reasons. It is now summer in full swing, hot days, firefly nights, garden blooming, yard mowing summer. I want my kids bored. (read more)
Put on Those Heels Ladies...it's worth it!
I have been married for over 16 years now. I married a man who is my best friend and who sees me at my worst and at my best. He has seen me sick as a dog with my hair a mess and smudges of makeup from the night before. He has seen me puffy-eyed and snotty after a good cry...(read more)
Car Accidents and Wildflowers...
Sometimes when we wake in the morning and start our day...we are never aware of just how it will turn out or what events will shape the rest of our day, week and sometimes our lives. (read more)
Boys are so...well... different
Yes, I realize that statements sounds rather dumb because of course boys, and girls, are inherently different. However, if you listen to the modern world it is only because we have made them that way. I’m here to say that as a mother of both sexes, that is ridiculous. (read more)
An Open Letter to the Mom Who is Carried by the Current
I have heard your voice countless times as you lament about concerns for your children. Your concerns that they don’t stay children long enough, that it is hard to find ways to keep them young and innocent, that they just grow up too fast. (read more)
Confessions of a Homeschool Mom...
I thought homeschoolers were "weird" but now I am a part of that club of anomolies who prefer to spend all day with their kids learning the ins and outs of fractions and American government in lieu of luxuriously cleaning a house that would actually stay that way for a few hours, if the kids were all in school. (read more)