The “Children’s Hour” was a time in Victorian history when the parents of affluent families devoted an hour to visiting with their children. You may have observed this practice in viewing TV programs like Downton Abbey. I found it difficult to believe that mothers would only see their children for a few hours a day, but I understand that there were other important tasks for parents to tend to in those times. I have made it a practice to spend at least an hour of my day devoted solely to the children… reading to them, playing, talking, and relaxing with them, putting all other tasks aside for this special, intimate time with them.… Read More The Children’s Hour
I promised myself when I brought our little blue bundle
home from the hospital, that he would never be “the interruption” in my life…… Read More On Loving A Child
As we make happy memories with our families, let us remember to take a few moments to be good to ourselves! Pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee, pick up your Bible and read a Psalm. I love Psalm 107 this time of year… it warms my heart! … Read More Make the Best of Today!
We must not always be WORKING! Some fun must be allowed in family life. … Read More Standards…
We get water in the basement every time a flash flood comes. So I drew out a sketch, and today Mom and I dug out canals and put in drainage pipes to get the rain water to flow out to the alley instead of into our basement.
… Read More Good Old Fashioned Hard Work
We follow three major rules: ride your bike and have fun, treat the community with respect and assume personal responsibility.… Read More Just What the Doctor Ordered… A Weekend in the Country
All of our “people” help out around the house. Visitors, children whom I babysit, and anyone who is here must be a part of our morning chores routine. Throughout the day, we continue to work. Children love to help! … Read More Seeing What We are Made of…
But in all the sadness, when we feel like our hearts are empty & lacking, we’ve got to remember that grief is NOT the absence of hope. .. . Grief is the proof that love is still there.” ~~Tessa Schaeffer Another sweet cousin was called to be with Jesus yesterday. One day we will join… Read More Love is still there…
Every 10 minutes, he came into our bedroom, put his hand on my forehead, and asked, “Mom, how are you feeling? Can I bring you something?” … Read More The Unlikely Nurse
It is difficult to remain tranquil when there is conflict with what one hears from the culture, and what one knows is truly best.… Read More November Traditions