Thursday, December 2, 2010

Food for Thought

Did you know that the word educate comes from the Latin word "educare". This word means to draw out something that is within. Mmmmmm..... So in educating our children we should remember we are drawing out their gifts and intelligences in teaching them. Instead of pounding something in:)


Monday, April 12, 2010

Daily Devotionals for Kids

Last night my daughter and I were reading out of her new book:

We love this book!! I bought it for her because my sweet friend Leslie over at The Campbells Make Soup blogged about it and so we ordered the one for my daughter above and the one for boys:

This book is set up so nicely. It has a bible verse on the top of the page, then a real world story about the topic. At the bottom of the page is a prayer and then an activity. Last night my daughter and I read the story about being humble. It told a story about a child who was bragging and how no one wanted to play with that person. We talked about it and then we were done. Today after co op my daughter said, "Mommy, I need to tell you something." She told me that a child in her classes came into the room bragging about how her shoes were prettier than my daughters. I asked my daughter how she responded. She told me that she just walked away from the girl and acted like she didn't hear her. I was so proud of her. I am so glad that this book has us talking about all these real life situations and help her to prepare how to deal with it. By the way, my son and daughter can't wait for me and my husband to read out of these books every night!!:)

Monday, April 5, 2010


Yes, I'm a homeschooler, a breastfeeder and an all around "granola" person. I am pro health instead of pro medicine. In raising my little ones I have discovered the benefits of the "right" vitamins and diet in keeping them healthy. It seems like in doing the right things up front we don't have all the fires to put out on the back end. Doctors offices are filled with people that they are putting out fires for. Maybe if they educated themselves and others on prevention their offices wouldn't be so full. Maybe we would have an epidemic of health:) Wouldn't that be wonderful. Today, I read this article and it sounded like, maybe, medical professionals might be trying to head people in the right direction. It is a little sad though, God and our bodies have known this was the right way to give our babies the best nutrition, but for some reason society has turned away from it. I pray that it comes back.

Breastfeeding would save lives and money

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

God Boxes

We visit my Mom's house on a weekly basis and when we went this week she had a project waiting for us:) She had purchased some unfinished bird houses, paint, and other items to stick on or glue on. She explained to me that these are for the kids to put their worries that they want to give to God. Whenever they have a concern or worry they can write it down(with assistance) and "give it to God". I just love this!!! What a great scrapbook of their thoughts!

Here's some other great pic's of them working on their masterpieces.

Daddy helps out too!!