4 Reasons for Making the Bed

Ever fought with yourself about making the bed? Like all your life? Me too. However, I now am glad to do this homey chore. I've been  enlightened! Making the bed is totally worth the effort. I cannot wait to share with you! Bed-making is completely beyond just sleep. 1. The Art of Sleep Long ago … Continue reading 4 Reasons for Making the Bed

Homebound Education

. Don't you cherish listening to people who share awe-inspiring stories about the beginnings of home schooling their children? I do! Each account reveals the precise guiding hand of God on each family’s decision to home school. Each tells of joy that has come because of the benefits. The opposite story is true, for some, … Continue reading Homebound Education

Smarter than a worm? Hmmm?

My daughter-in-law is an avid fisher. One day, I watched her teaching her three-year-old how to find earthworms. She was about to show him the most exciting thing he had ever seen. But she wants to teach him to come to her without fanfare. So, in a normal tone of voice, she told my grandson … Continue reading Smarter than a worm? Hmmm?

Grandmother’s Wisdom: Are We Disposable?

Today while I was tidying the kitchen, I made fresh coffee in my favorite two-cup pot. It’s an old-time drip-through I found at a garage sale, stocky and leaky, but it makes the best couple o’ cups around. It made me think of me: not as shiny as I used to be, out of order, … Continue reading Grandmother’s Wisdom: Are We Disposable?

Just Another Mom – 2

Take a walk with me. Place yourself in the shoes of a home schooling mother named Jane, from long ago. You remember the time when the Liberty Bell rang out the good news of freedom in the Americas. Mozart and Beethoven are enjoying their years of fame. Imagine, if you can, Jane, beginning to raise … Continue reading Just Another Mom – 2

Tired and All, All Alone.

How quickly solitude can flip, can convert to loneliness! No one else you know has just delivered a baby, at your age, right? Where can you find support? No one else you know lives with quite such a quarrelsome husband, right? To whom would you dare confess? You are not all alone, though, if you … Continue reading Tired and All, All Alone.

Tired. Dog tired.

This week’s posts answer several questions from a dear woman in a wrenching situation. I answered her immediately and privately, awhile back. Recently postpartum with her first child, she wonders about the effects of her wounded and out-lashing husband. She wonders if it would be better for the baby to live without a dad. Here … Continue reading Tired. Dog tired.

Guess Who?

Are 10 times more likely to have been “touched sexually by a parent or other adult caregiver.” Are almost 4 times more likely to be currently on public assistance Are less likely to be currently employed full-time Are more than 3 times more likely to be unemployed Are nearly 4 times more likely to identify as something other than entirely heterosexual … Continue reading Guess Who?