7 Gifts You'll Need to Buy This Christmas

7 Gifts You Need to Buy for Christmas

Family, Fun By December 19, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

It’s time to simplify Christmas. Here’s a Christmas gift guide that will make everyone happy, especially Mom and Dad. Why We Simplified Christmas If there is anything good about being part of a broken family (and I really use ‘good’ loosely here), it has always been that the big kids received so many presents and at least two Christmases. But over…

Sofie la Girafe Pinterest Party for the Un-Pinteresty

Fun By November 24, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

When it comes to having a birthday party, my big kids know that I am the most un-Pinteresty of all un-Pinteresty moms. My littles don’t know the difference yet. Thank goodness! It’s not that I don’t want to have a cute party for my kids. I want to have a Pinterest party but I just don’t think it’s in the cards for…

Why You Need Louie Giglio’s Indescribable

Homeschool By October 20, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

As a new homeschooling mama, one question that nagged at me was how I was going to be able to teach science. Even to a preschooler. Since we use a literature-based curriculum, we get to read about science topics and then explore further when (not if) she asks any follow-up questions. It’s by far my favorite part of our homeschooling…

God demonstrates His own love for us in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5-8

Good Enough

Faith By September 18, 2017 Tags: , , No Comments

You are not good enough. You never will be. And that’s okay. I’ve spent most of my life not feeling good enough. Fights and anger permeate the few memories I have of my biological father. One day, when I was no older than 4, he picked my little brother and me up at our daycare. He kept us for a…

Top 10 Books for Back to School Preschool Kindergarten First Grade

Top 10 Books for Fall

Family, Homeschool By September 12, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 33 Comments

We just got through the remains of Hurricane Irma here in NW Georgia. We were so fortunate that we had only a couple of fallen branches, a lot of leaves and plenty of power. Although I think my husband was disappointed about the power. After all, if the power goes out, food in the fridge and freezer needs to get…

School Supply Lists- 4 Reasons I Die Inside (1)

School Supply Lists: 4 Reasons I Die Inside

Homeschool By August 18, 2017 Tags: , , No Comments

It’s that time of year again. Back to school. School supply lists. Clothes shopping. Setting alarms. First Day of School pictures flood Facebook. Preschoolers look adorable in their brand new clothes with their oversized backpacks and overstuffed lunchboxes. Their First-Day-of-School signs say they want to be Wonder Woman or Iron Man when they grow up. Teenagers donning new haircuts, freshly…