Bodies For Sale! Teaching Modesty

50PercentOff“…Everyone is selling something,” I said as I talked to a young girl one evening.

Her mother had just made a comment about how the outfit the girl was wearing was “too revealing” and so she would need to go change it. The fifteen year old girl tilted her hip and rolled her eyes as she smirked at her mom. This smile meant, “I don’t care what you say. I like this outfit and I’m not changing it.” Continue reading

Efficiency Disease & Dealing With Stress

REMEMBER-1What is Efficiency?

At this time of year we set goals. We resolve to change our ways and become better than we are. The most common resolutions usually have something to do with time or body size. I don’t know how many times I have resolved to get up earlier, or get up earlier to regularly exercise. Likewise, I don’t know how many mothers I have heard say things like, “This year we are going to be more efficient at bedtime.” or “This year I will be more efficient at dinner time.” Then these parents produce a list of things they are going to do at home to make life better. Continue reading

Educational Christmas Advent for Children

NativtyThis year our family is doing a new educational Christmas Advent for the 12 days of Christmas.  This advent idea was given to me by my good friend, Yvonne Averett.  She has two girls ages 9 and 11, and made it for them.  They are a homeschool family, and this is one of the ways that they are inviting the Christmas Spirit and Christ into their homeschool this year.  I know not everyone who reads my blog is a Christian, but I am and loved this idea.  So, I thought I would pass it along.  I am always up for family learning and good homeschool ideas. Continue reading

Home Made Chrsitmas Gifts for Kids

CarMat1Over the years we have had a variety of Christmases. Some years we have had more money than other years, but no matter the income we have always felt like we wanted to give our children something which would encourage them to be creative. To create stories.

Stories are the bud of genius. They are the spring of inspiration. A good story told by a loving parent or grandparent has the ability to change the heart of a young person forever. Continue reading