An Instagram page I follow posed this question. What is a homemaker? For a long time, the first image that I conjured when I head the word “homemaker” was that of a woman in the classic billowy 1950s skirt, her hair perfectly coiffed and an apron slung around her teeny tiny waist as she serves […]Read More What is a Homemaker?
If you’ve been watching closely, you’ll notice that there was no The Great Homeschool Experiment: Week 4 post. That’s because we only had a half week of school last week. My sister got married and we had an absolute blast getting her ready, getting her married, and then enjoying some family time post wedding. That’s […]Read More “I don’t want to be good.” (The Great Homeschool Experiment: Weeks 4 & 5)
I cried myself to sleep last night, my body too exhausted to feel anything and my brain too racked with worry to think rationally. Everything was a swirling, dark spiral of fear, worry, and anxiety. What if I’m not enough? What if I’m a bad mom? What if I’m a bad wife? What if I’m […]Read More Crushing Fear, Worry, and Anxiety
Week One of the Great Homeschool Experiment has been completed! There were ups and downs, but I ended every day feeling triumphant and exhausted. Here are some of my take-aways from the week. 1. Kids need routine, but readjusting to routine is brutal. My husband warned me of this. He’s a “real” teacher (I put […]Read More The Great Homeschool Experiment: Week 1
Today at lunch, my girls asked me some very serious questions about something they saw on Sunday. “Mommy, why did you drink God’s blood?” “Why did you and Daddy eat that cracker?” “Why didn’t we eat it?” “Why was everyone so quiet?” “Is It because Jesus died? Why?” We had a great conversation over mac […]Read More Showing Kids the Kingdom: Thoughts on Children’s Church
There are a few things my daughter is absolutely obsessed with… Elsa and horses are two of them. So when Disney decided to create the Water Nøkk in Frozen II, my kid lost her entire mind. All she would talk about was “the water horse.” All she wanted was the water horse. When she wasn’t […]Read More At The Appointed Time: Christmas Lessons on Trust
Dear Baby, Hello, down there! It’s me, Mommy. You only have very small ears, so you can’t hear me very well, but I sing to you every day and pray with you too. I’m told that this week you’re about the size of a blueberry. That doesn’t give me much of a reference point as […]Read More The Letter My Baby