TV is not the Devil

TV is full of junk. There’s violence, language, sex, anti-Christian values, subtle and not-so-subtle nods to the popular take on “open mindedness,” and the list goes on. You’re hard pressed to find a sitcom whose episodes don’t somehow center around deception, and parents are notoriously portrayed as idiots, worthy of truly disrespectful children. Continue reading “TV is not the Devil”

Homeschooling preschool through experiences

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As homeschoolers, it’s easy to let the academics of school become all-consuming. School is supposed to be about active practice in numbers, words, and facts we would otherwise not find very interesting. At times, it’s hard to let ourselves stray very far from that mindset because surely if we’re hammering down the academics hard enough, we won’t need experiences.  Continue reading “Homeschooling preschool through experiences”

How to make Saturdays special for preschoolers

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For moms of small kids, Saturdays can become just another day in the never ending lineup of days. My Monday to Friday is sprinkled with little variation. We, like many families with small children, live a wash-rinse-repeat lifestyle. It’s not bad but it is predictable, monotonous, and…a little boring.  Continue reading “How to make Saturdays special for preschoolers”

Hello from the first trimester

Oh, hey first trimester. I remember you…really, really well.

Consider that my big pregnancy announcement for baby number 3. Imagine me dancing around in something flowery and graceful, or posing for an adorable picture with my smiling family, all anxiously awaiting the arrival of whoever I’m busy growing. Continue reading “Hello from the first trimester”