Why Foster Care Matters


I haven’t written much about our foster journey lately.  Partly because there isn’t much new to report with S’s case, and partly because we just want to forget that S isn’t our biological child and move on with our lives as a family of five.  However, we all know that this is not how the [Read On]

Have You Tried Clued In Kids Treasure Hunts?

Princess Sophie

Do your kids like to imagine far off places and thrive with imaginary play?  My girls sure do, and we were excited to review two of the Treasure  Hunt packs from Clued in Kids as part of the TOS Review Crew. We received the Princess Treasure Hunt Clue Pad and the Homework Reward Treasure Hunt.  [Read On]

Monday, Monday {facts}


Anyone else have the *Monday, Monday* song go through their heads on Sunday evenings? I usually end up singing a refrain or two as Ken and I go through our schedules for the coming week! This was SUCH a fun weekend that I kind of hated to see it end. Saturday I took the girls [Read On]

Classical Conversations Week 6

Lapbook of Lewis & Clark

This week we studied the Louisiana Purchase! Our memory work from week 6: In 1803 the purchase of Louisiana from France prompted westward exploration by pioneers, such as Lewis and Clark and Congressman Davy Crockett. Can I admit right now I didn’t know Davy Crockett was a congressman??! We watched this short clip from the [Read On]


sibling love

This is as honest as it gets. I’m sharing my messy, acknowledging publicly that I didn’t make the time to study God’s Word. Me, a pastor’s wife, a mom, a homeschooler.  But this is what blogging is all about, yes?  To break down the barriers and give you a glimpse of the realness of my [Read On]

Beauty and the Beet from #VeggieTales

VeggieTales - Mirabelle of Beauty and the Beet

In August I flew to Nashville and met with the Veggie Tales team to learn about new projects in the works. I got to talk with the design team, some animators, I met Kellie Pickler and pretty had the most awesome 36 hours a person could have.  One of the reasons I’ve been posted weekly [Read On]

Monday Facts


I can’t believe that another week is beginning! Time is flying by and it seems that the leaves are falling off the trees faster and faster.  The good news is that the wind is moving the leaves out of our yard – but into the church’s yard which we rake anyway. At least the girls [Read On]

Simple DIY Initial Pumpkin Craft

Simple DIY Initial Pumpkin

I love fall – but for the past 2 years I haven’t done any decorating. None. Nada. At all.  It’s a crime, really.  At the moment I feel like I have NO time to be creative! It’s non-stop around here and while everything is good, every once in a while I’d like the merry-go-round to [Read On]

The Reality of Homeschooling on Vacation


I had every intention of doing school with the girls while we were on vacation.  I took my mini flip book with our CC work, our dry erase maps and markers and the CD to help us with our memory work.  As soon as we got to the townhouse I unpacked our supplies, put them [Read On]

Celebrating Bella!

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Today Bella turns five.  I’m not sure how that is possible, since it seems like only yesterday she was born!  Five years ago today I was wondering how I would parent two children.  I worried that she might have colic (she did). I wasn’t sure how my love for Sophie could possibly expand to love [Read On]

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