Book Review: Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald

Many years ago I picked up a book, thinking it was about organization and time management. I remember being surprised by the subject matter. I also recall the spiritual nature of what I thought was to be a practical book. So, when I received a message from Handlebar Publishing, asking if I wanted to review

July Habits

July officially marks the second half of the year! Time is moving so quickly. Where I live, we are enjoying warm days and sun. Here are the mini celebrations from July: Two baby showers, completed our first-ever online achievement tests, watching fireworks at my sister’s house, Independence Day cookout at my parents’ house, a beautiful

April, May, June Habits

Time got away from me and life got in the way of regular posts. I’m not sure if anyone really reads all the little things that make up our lives. However, this helps me journal it out and remember the blessings of the last month. Or months, in this case! Here are the mini celebrations

Seven Reasons I Won’t Miss a Homeschool Convention

We are soon to finish our tenth year of homeschooling, and I just returned from my fourth homeschool convention. I went to my first one alone, not knowing what to expect. I was blown away by the unexpected benefits! I want to share them with you as well as a few takeaways from the 2017

March

March brings hope that just maybe the cold winter is passing away and the newness of spring is on it’s way. It seems to mark the beginning of busyness in our home. Here are the mini celebrations from March: Meeting with a group of homeschooling moms for coffee and chatting, celebrating my dad’s birthday, our

February

February is quite possibly one of my favorite months of the year. This is mostly because it is my birthday month and Valentine’s Day is a favorite holiday of mine. Just those two events call for a lot of celebration because what is better to celebrate than love and life? Here are the mini celebrations

January

January is the month of new beginnings, resolutions, fresh starts and that elusive turning over a new leaf. As I told you, this year I’m trying something different: tiny habits towards a better life. Sometimes life just happens on its own. Here are some of the bits and pieces: Our first-ever professional family photo with

A Weekly Habit To Begin With Your Preschooler

He looked at his computer screen then at me a bit hesitantly. “Do you know you have 70 books checked out? That’s not 17, it’s 70,” he emphasized the last words. I smiled. Our family always amazes new library personnel. I replied how I usually do. “There are six of us reading, and we like

Reflecting on 2016: A Year of Building

I began 2016 with a long list of goals and the one word: BUILD. As 2016 is closing, I can say we built a lot of things but not quite how I expected. We had a lot of disappointments, discoveries and delights. We approached each of them with determination to build better things. The Name

The Hidden Costs of Working at Home

I come downstairs most mornings, and my husband is home. His work fills the dining room table and spills over into the floor all around him. I step around boxes to begin fixing breakfast. I serve it buffet style, and we find an available spot in the living room to eat. Sometimes the clutter of