Stephen takes pride in good, quality work and he gladly puts in the effort to produce it himself as well. But I tend to stifle his efforts when I tell him to take it easy or I complain that I don't want him hurting himself doing something he has decided he's able to do. Yes,… Continue reading Praising His Efforts
Samuel has always been a big fan of playing pretend with toys. I remember him playing with little cars and learning how to make all the engine sounds when he was just two years old. He innately knew how to make his mouth sound like a revving engine - how?! But anyway, he loves toys.… Continue reading Playing Pretend is His Favorite
As Maggie approached her fifteenth birthday, I began looking into the specifics of driving. I had no idea what we were supposed to do as a homeschooling family. I had taken drivers ed in high school but obviously that’s not what we could do. Thank goodness for the internet! I found all the info I… Continue reading Learning to Drive (as Homeschoolers)
My life is super busy right now. I have five children, two of whom are under three, one of whom is autistic, and we homeschool. My days are full of activity and responsibilities. There are very few things that I could just skip. If I did, it would mean that someone didn't get fed, or… Continue reading What Message am I Sending Him?
Isabella has been pretty easy to nurse. There hasn't been a whole lot of drama with her; no allergies or latching issues, no recurring clogged ducts. Nothing at all, really. It's a good thing, too, because I don’t know how well I could have handled breastfeeding woes this past year on top of everything else!… Continue reading Breastfeeding at Thirteen Months