Encouragement

February Burn Out

Feb 18, 2014 | Posted by in Encouragement, Our Homeschool, Parenting | 0

It’s that time of year. Christmas is behind us, spring seems so close and yet so far away. The winter doldrums have set in and we all feel restless. We want to shake things up. We want to breathe some life into the dreary surroundings. We want things to feel fresh and new rather thanRead more …

You are precious

Dec 16, 2012 | Posted by in Encouragement | 11

I find Facebook is a nice representation of the cultural zeitgeist. I find it reflects the shortness of the American attention span and the ease with which we can be turned from focusing on those issues we passionately embrace one moment and then cast aside when the next shiny object is dangled in front ofRead more …

Six years of motherhood

Jul 27, 2011 | Posted by in Encouragement, Parenting, The Joys of Boys | 3

Watching your children grow up is a strange thing. Just six years ago I became a mother when I gave birth to this beautiful bundle of baby boy. I was terrified and elated. And six years later I still experience those conflicting emotions on a daily basis. He’s no longer a beautiful bundle of babyRead more …

That Kid’s Mom

Dec 21, 2010 | Posted by in Encouragement, Parenting, The Joys of Boys | 2

Quirky. Gifted. Highly Gifted. Twice Exceptional. A Handful. Hyper.  Distractible. Bright. High Energy. Intense. Funny. Sensory Integration Disorder. Sensory Processing Disorder. Highly Sensitive. Fine Motor Delay. Some combination of the above labels would likely be used by the public education system in order to classify and process my oldest son. He’s kind of hard toRead more …

A touch of whimsy

Apr 18, 2010 | Posted by in Encouragement | 0

I was sitting at a stoplight today when I noticed bubbles. “Bubbles?” I thought, “Where are they coming from?” The car on the other side of the intersection. Though the driver of the car was grim faced and apparently unaware of the whimsical delight surrounding her car, the two young girls in the back seatRead more …