I will never forget the moment when my oldest son came in to talk to me, tears in his eyes. "Mom, I'm scared. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do when I finish high school." It was a genuine concern he had and one I'm sure a lot of other high school students share. One moment they are happily learning and enjoying the homeschooling life. The next, it is time to decide whether or not to attend college, join the military, or begin an apprenticeship. There are so many options available to our children when they finish. And of course we want to help guide and direct them, not add to their Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
I love the holidays! It's such a relaxing time and yet hurried, too. We take the month of December off from regular school because we have so much going on with our supplemental school, church activities and rehearsals, and family gatherings, that in the past we simply fell behind and I became frustrated easily. You may be wondering, "How do you get back to school when you have taken off a full month?" It's not easy. But just as when we plan our start to school over the summer for the fall, we have to plan our getting back to school as well. We talk about the date we will resume our studies Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
If you ask my family what traditional holiday treats we make, you'll probably get blank stares. We don't usually make treats. But for a few years, when all my kids were still at home, we made it a tradition to make homemade treats to give friends as gifts. One year, I bought about 10 miniature ceramic loaf pans and set out to create small Christmas breads for some of our closest friends. My treat recipe, though, involves considering the gift, made from the heart, to bless others. We made pumpkin and gingerbread recipes for the mini loaves. The goodies go beyond the process of baking and Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
When I was a little girl, making cookies for my children was my "what I wanted to be when I grow up." I usually lied when people asked me and said "a teacher" or "a veterinarian," because being a homeschooling housewife wasn't exactly anyone's idea of success. However, the truth was, I wanted to be a MOMMY and I wanted to bake cookies for my babies. It's true. I really do have my dream job! Now that I'm a homeschooling mom of four voracious boys, I am constantly baking in bulk so that the snack attacks that come after school time can be quenched. These are one of my boys' favorite Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.