Get out the mittens, scarves, and extra socks. Put a pot of milk on the stove, for the neighborhood children SHALL come and we will have a Snow Party! … Read More Snowy Day Literature
With all of the flurry of activity during the busy holidays, I would never be able to do one fraction of the fun things we do if I had not planned ahead.… Read More Magical Memories
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
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…
Children are excellent memorizers. They also love poems and fun quotes. We began to have little one on one sessions with each child during free time, and I was amazed at the ease in which poems were memorized and recited perfectly within days of teaching/practicing.… Read More Recitations as in Days of Old
When the befuddled cashier asked what the little thank you package was, the boys cheerfully remarked,
“It is our way of saying thank you for your service to our family.”… Read More Perfectly Imperfect
I don’t have to tell anyone that in real life, work is NOT always fun — sometimes the boss isn’t fair, customers are rude, and hours at work seem to drag by. I expect kids to complain a bit about their chores, but I don’t tolerate it in extreme. I recommend you let them vent — but only for 2 or 3 minutes, then nip it in the bud. … Read More How to instill a Work Ethic in Your Children
Kind mothers of babes allow me to care for their little ones now and then to cure my blues for another child. It is healthy, really…… Read More Baby in the house (again)
… the most beautiful things in life are not just things. They’re people, and places, memories and activities with loved ones. They are feelings and moments, smiles and laughter.
-Unknown … Read More Feelings and Moments…