In this age of neverending consumerism, one question I hear over and over again is how our family of 12 manages to live on one income. I’m going to tell you that it’s not easy, but it isn’t impossible.
I can’t begin to count how many times someone has expressed to me how much they’d love to stay home with their kids to homeschool but simply can’t afford it. I honestly think that most of their concerns are an illusion brought on by a society that highlights possessions over “less glamorous” things, like family. Continue reading “How to Tell the Difference Between Wants and Needs: A Lesson for Today’s Adults”
The past few decades, an insidious lie has been repeated over and over again to women in our society- You can have it all!
I don’t know when this falsehood started, or why, but I’m pretty sure it began somewhere in the 1970s when women, en masse, decided to forego homemaking in order to work outside the home.
Don’t worry. This is not going to be a diatribe against working women. I myself have worked outside the home off and on, and, because of that, I know how hard it is. Continue reading “A Word to the Wise- You Can’t Have It All”
It’s been awhile since I shared what a homeschool day in our lives looks like. To be honest, writing this type of post exhausts me. I don’t think I ever actually realize how hectic things are around here until I write everything down and reflect on it. All I can say is, yikes.
Continue reading “A Homeschool Day in the Life with a 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, and 17 Year Old”
Everybody Can Help Somebody
In a world that often seems as if most people only care for themselves, it can be a bit intimidating to raise children who are able to see the good in their fellow humans. Violence is widespread, people with opposing viewpoints resort to arguments instead of good-natured discussions, and the sheer force of consumerism drives many to do crazy things. (remembering recent Black Fridays…) Continue reading “Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids- Review”
Anyone who is familiar with my main homeschool philosophy knows that, to our family, simplicity is key. Anytime I come across a curriculum that is simple, literature-based, and cross-curricular, you can bet I’m going to be excited about it! Continue reading “Simplify Your Christian Homeschool with Pathways Reading and Language Arts Curriculum”
Leading and Loving Your Kids Like Jesus
As a Christian mother, “biblical parenting” is a phrase I hear quite a bit in my circles. Moms will be talking about disciplinary issues with their children, and this term will inevitably pop up at one point or another.
But what is biblical parenting? Continue reading “Parenting with Grace and Truth- Review”
As a mom of many, I’m always on the lookout for great family devotionals. Having children with such a wide variety of ages usually means that I’m having to use at least three separate devotionals at any given time. Continue reading “Kingdom Family Devotional-52 Weeks of Growing Together- Review”
Sometimes blogging takes a lot of guts, and these are the posts to prove it!
Two weeks ago I shared my ten most popular posts from 2016. It was such an exciting post for me to write because I honestly never realized how many readers I have until I actually took the time to sit down and gather the numbers for that purpose. I am amazed and still feel so much gratitude for all of you.
While the posts chosen by all of you certainly hold a place near and dear to my heart, I have several others that did not make the cut of being one of my most viewed, but that I am so proud of having written. Continue reading “10 of My All-Time Favorite Posts from 2016”
Living Out Truth in a Culture That Is Losing Its Way
I think it’s safe to say that most American Bible-believing Christians are well aware of the crisis situation our country is in right now. The moral absolutes that this country was founded upon, or Judeo-Christian ethics, have become a thing of the past as our society declines rapidly in the name of “tolerance.” Children today are being exposed to things on a daily basis that their grandparents never even thought possible. Promiscuity, perversion, materialism, and a lack of ethics have embraced this country and are thrown in the face of our children every single day as “normal.” Continue reading “The Daniel Code by O.S. Hawkins- Review”
A few weeks ago I addressed some issues I have with compulsory attendance laws, namely the governmental role in education and truancy laws. While wrapping my brain around the entire matter, I also delved into what life might be like if there were no such thing as compulsory schooling.
I never know what I’m getting myself into when diving into sensitive discussions like that, but one of my passions as a writer is to engage and inform people about serious problems within the public education system so that they are no longer content simply accepting the status quo.
Hence this new post today. Continue reading “Is Compulsory Schooling to Blame for the Breakdown of the Family?”