Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

With it now being almost Wednesday, I have totally neglected to write "Tuck His Word in Your Heart Tuesdays.  I'm having one of those wordless and emotional days of grief.  Almost all day, non-stop, I have thought of Ethan.  Several times today I have nearly broke down in tears, and perhaps I would have if Evan and I would have not been out on the road running errands.

So today is wordless.  Grief is all I can think of.  Sleep is what I need.  God can carry my burden.  I'm praying for a better day tomorrow.

I have so many pictures to post, but I have no energy at this point to post any.  Perhaps tomorrow?

Sending hugs and love out, especially to all of my new friends who share this challenging journey of grief.

You are so loved by our Father.

Until the next post...lean on Him.

Monday, February 7, 2011

If at First They Don't Succeed, Try Again In a Unique Way

Today during school time, we came to the most exciting and favorite part (okay, I'm being a bit sarcastic):  Handwriting.  I was trying so hard to motivate Evan to keep going and not give up.  He was in tears, I was remaining calm, and got an idea.  I put some rice in a large container (rectangular shaped) and took it back to the homeschool room.  Evan's attitude changed from one of frustration to once of curiosity.  I placed his finger in the rice and helped him write a number 3 in the rice.  Within minutes, he was excited and writing 3's with no problem! Succeed!

If you are finding a particular subject/task to be frustrating, switch it up with something different.  Take school outside and make it fun and interesting!  Don't forget, children need a lot of stretch breaks, and aren't meant to be in a seat for too long.  Children do much better when given frequent stretch breaks from their school work.

By the way, I'm in no way brilliant.  The rice in a container idea I've read from many other homeschool mommies, and in creative activity books.  Venture out onto the internet and see what you can find on blogs.  There are a lot of great homeschool moms out there that are veterans, and a plethora of knowledge!

Monday, June 28, 2010

In Memory of Ethan

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My oldest son Ethan Joshua passed on 5 Jun 10. He will be missed so much. I love you Ethan!

Proverbs 3:5
Matthew 7:12

The above scriptures say it all. Ethan loved the Lord with all his heart. He followed the straight path to God, and on the way, he treated others the way he wanted to be treated.

Please keep us in prayer during this transition in our lives. Thank you.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Big News!!!!!!!!!! Really Big!!!

Readers, yes it's been like a million years since I've posted one thing about anything. Remember, jump on over to to read the latest. I have a huge announcement!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Come on over!!!

Friend and family alike, come join me over at my new blog,

I will still post to this blog from time to time, but I wanted to have a homeschool only dedicated blog. The new blog will be a journal for mainly myself to reflect upon, but also for whomever stumbles upon my page. I hope to bring encouragement and insight to other parents, homeschooling or not. Oh, and post some cool pictures of our happenings, trips, nature walks, etc.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kim Celebrates 6 months of Chemo, now she's done

Hop on over to and leave Kim a comment, and keep here in your prayers. She just finished up 6 months of chemo, and is giving away blog candy to one special crafter!!! Thanks!

Lori's Birthday Candy

Hey ladies, want some free craft supplies? Hop on over to and follow the instructions to be entered to win some lovely stuff!!!