New Lessons from Esther

I’ve been teaching Esther in our young ladies’ Bible class. My favorite thing about teaching, whether Bible class, VBS, or homeschool, is how much I learn in the process. The past few weeks have been no exception. If you aren’t familiar with this short book of the Bible, it...

Learning to Fly

A very happy birthday to Eric Carle, author of  A Very Hungry Caterpillar. We enjoyed learning more about butterflies and making butterfly crafts and snacks. We also learned a little more about the author himself. Earlier this year, we played at the Eric Carle exhibit at the Mayborn Museum...

Have a Do Nothing Day

Happy National Solitaire Day!  Did you know that the traditional game of “Klondike” solitaire has been around for over 200 years? The age of technology certainly increased its popularity. Microsoft first included this game with Windows 3.0 in 1998 – in order to help people learn to operate the...

A Very Fun Afternoon

One of the most read books in our house has been A Very Hungry Caterpiller. Even before the kids could read the words, they had the story memorized (so did the parents, from reading it everyday). I enjoy remembering the funny ways the kids said some of the words....

Our Allergy Story

UPDATE: Four Years after the original post, I’ve edited this with the latest information and new resources. You can also join us in our kitchen here. Hello. My name is Angie and I’m a mother of allergic children. The struggle started early in my mothering career, during a time...

How Strong is your Signal?

Do you crave connection? Are you looking for more from your relationships? As our online presence grows, do we end up losing more of our real life? Facebook messenger keeps me connected to friends and family – extremely vital during my years spent miles or oceans away from home....

Journey in a Fortnight

This month, I joined a friend in a 14 day challenge, going “live” on Facebook every day for two weeks. Earlier in the year, she invited me to a training group for network marketing called Rank Makers, led by Ray Higdon. I’d already learned a lot, but the 14...

A Library of Friends

I’ve been thinking more and more about how people crave genuine connection. Everyone has a unique story and everyone wants to be heard. Maybe some of our covers are more enticing than others, drawing people to us. Maybe some of our covers are worn and frayed, needing gentle care....

Don’t be the Worm

Sleeping comes naturally to some while more challenging to others. The same is true of waking and getting on with the day. Most people will claim to be either an “early bird” or a “night owl,” though the majority of people seem to be in an in-between “third bird”...

How Smart are you?

When it comes to setting goals, do you make big plans with little follow through? Do you have several To-Do lists but no action plan? When planning for success in any area of life, setting goals aids us in evaluating progress. What if you don’t know how to start?...