Lunch packing is something of a challenge for me, historically. There are so many things to choose from and the sheer variety of convenience foods available at American grocery stores still blows my mind. I wish I had the grocery packing skills out of the latest Cheaper By The Dozen remake. But alas, I amContinue reading “Lunch on Purpose”
No year more fully changed the course of my life than 2008. That year my husband was recalled to active duty and prepared to deploy. Even so, we decided to proceed with our hopes to build our family. Our beautiful daughter was born that November, an event that made for a truly thankful Thanksgiving! HerContinue reading “My View on the Right To Life”
Over the last two and a half years of the Covid 19 pandemic, many people have had to say unexpected goodbyes. My heart breaks for them and their losses. At the same time, the lockdowns have caused a different sort of loss for me: a season of Non-Goodbyes. In military associated life, people are constantlyContinue reading “The Season of Non-Goodbyes”
“Are you moving to somewhere else in Europe, or are you going home?” Was there ever a more complicated simple question? This particular loaded query came from someone who came to our house to give us an estimate for a service involved in our upcoming move from Germany. The simple answer is that we areContinue reading “Thoughts on Home”
I have wanted to write about our school experience a number of times over the last few months, but something always kept me away from the keyboard. I know now that a lot of my hesitation was because I had not really made the adjustment to our new life myself. The kids all had aContinue reading “So, Mama, how’s it going for you?!”
Something almost magical happens when a child has an animal in their lives to take care of. You see the deepest parts of their character when they are entrusted with something that is completely at their mercy. As parents, we always hope that gentleness and caring will flow naturally from our children to the animalsContinue reading “Socialization Isn’t Just About People”
In an unforeseen twist of COVID circumstances, we have decided that this is a perfect time to let our curious children experience public school! The same way that many other families were able to take advantage of distance learning to try out homeschooling, we are going to use the unique return to the classroom toContinue reading “We’re Going Public!”
When I felt called to start this blog last year, I really felt like I had a lot to say. So many people had so many questions, and for once I had a way to help. But after my initial brain-dump of the information addressing the questions I heard most often, I found myself onContinue reading “Blursday Again Already?”
All of my kids, but especially my littles, ask this question. Often. And while the answer is usually “Yes”, there are a few reasons in our house that week days turn out not to be school days. One reason we take a day off is for birthdays! The day belongs to the Birthday Girl/Boy, andContinue reading “Is Today A School Day?”
We’ve all had those days where we know the difficulties of the day were caused by our own actions, attitudes, and words. When you are the cause of your bad day, how can you bounce back? It is important to know what makes you tick. As an introvert, I know I am prone to beingContinue reading “Motivating A Reluctant Teacher”
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