15 Ways to Turn Around a Chaotic Homeschooling Day

The amazingly creative learning activity you planned was a total bust and ended in toddler tears. You lost your keys somewhere between changing the baby's diaper and packing the snacks for after soccer practice. The kids' bad attitudes are quickly growing contagious, and you have absolutely zero plan for dinner. I've been here. So many [...]

New Adventures through Trades of Hope

It's SPRING! Our little house by the prairie has tons of new daffodils and pear tree blossoms, a few new bird nests around the yard, and freshly tilled garden beds, so now seemed like the perfect time to announce something new in my own life. I've decided to start my own business through Trades of [...]

Cup of Christmas Cheer

Our tree is up, the lights are glowing, Christmas-cheer-cup overflowing.   Presents wrapped and fire aglow, ready for the first big snow.   Candles lit and spirits bright, Christ, come into our home tonight. Merry Christmas, readers!    

Christmas Cheer – Lifestyle Post Roundup

Between helping with (and having kids involved in) children's choir, teaching a preschool class on Wednesday nights, teaching piano lessons 3 out of 5 evenings, and all the holiday buzz in general, my December plate is pretty full! Basically, the month is moving so fast I can hardly keep up! I haven't had lots of [...]

Praying Through Bathroom Cleaning

Raise your hand if you love to clean your bathroom! . chirp. . No one? Yeah, me neither. But alas, it must be done, right? I've written a lot in these last few weeks about choosing joy while going through our generally mundane daily chores. While choosing joy is certainly applicable to bathroom cleaning, I'm [...]