Here in Michigan, I think Spring has finally sprung! I’m so grateful. I’m not a winter-hater, but these last few months have been positively brutal. Our kids notice it too. My eight-year-old already wants to wear shorts. Perhaps your kiddos do as well, and maybe you’ve noticed those legs looking a little on the dry […]
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Taming the morning frenzy
Holiday break is over and it’s time for the second half of the school year. Even with the practice of the last several months, the morning frenzy can still leave us with a rushed and pressured start to the day. We don’t want to send our dear children off to school with the taste of […]
Nutrition – Get the good stuff IN!
Some of our kids come with real nutritional deficiencies. We want what’s best for them; part of that is getting good nutrition into their bodies so they can focus in school and play with energy. That can be especially challenging now, during the holiday season, when treats abound! Here are a few ideas of how […]
How to discipline in grace when you are going crazy!
As much as we love and value our children, there are days when their behavior can make us crazy. On days like that, it can be hard to discipline with grace, but it’s critical that we do so. Certainly this little post could be over simplifying, but there are some basics that can consistently help us […]
Connecting with your kids every day
Connecting with your kids can be hard when life is busy, and that can be especially true during the school year. A bit of a free spirit, I’ll never forget the day the school calendar came home the first year we stopped homeschooling and put our son into a school. Suddenly someone outside of our […]