Our favorite dish at Thanksgiving or Christmas, hands down, is the sweet potatoes, and this is our family’s favorite recipe that I got from my sister Miriam. Some of my girls don’t like the nuts so I like to make extra and bake it in a separate dish with marshmallows on top for them.
. . . → Read More: Our Family Favorite Sweet Potato Recipe
It was the last day before Easter Break at the Mom’s Day Out and the one day a week school for homeschoolers that my kids attended. Faith’s class had an Easter meal for the parents, so I was already on the property with camera at the ready when I was notified that I needed to . . . → Read More: Joy’s Second Trip to the Emergency Room
With my background in Biblical counseling, I find communication issues very interesting. While it’s very easy to find problems in the way other people relate, it is much more difficult in one’s own relationships. Here is an excerpt from our life.
The last few months Jason and I have had a running discussion about restaurants. . . . → Read More: Marriage and Communication
I overheard my daughter impersonating me to the others. I tiptoed over to the room and peeked in. She was being overly dramatic throwing her arms and shouting out commands. (I don’t do that. Surely!) Then as an ending to the little show she said, “Mom’s so weird.” That’s when she looked up and noticed . . . → Read More: Proud to be a Weird Mom
I have four children, and only one of them have I ever had to rush to the ER. Of course we’ve had to take Joy three times! That should tell you a little about our precious girl. She is fun, funny, happy and sweet, but if anything gets broken she’s usually the culprit. I wrote . . . → Read More: Joy’s First Trip to the Emergency Room
I got pulled over the other day. The police officer stopped me for having an expired state inspection sticker–only in Texas. Okay, okay so it was over a year out of date! The man was actually really nice and after he gave me a ticket, he handed the kids stickers. What a deal!
This reminded . . . → Read More: Police Officers are People Too
Tuesday was just such a great day. It was tutor appreciation day at the Classical Conversations Community where I tutor, and I was showered with cards and gifts.
Then my husband called and said that he’d been shorted vacation hours ever since he took this job and now has five extra days of vacation! Later . . . → Read More: Everyone Needs a Day like This
Riding home from church one day Grace (age three at the time) shouted, “Mooooooom Faith is doing potty talk.”
“Girls,” I looked back and reiterated the consequences of such behavior.
Joy (age five) let me know, “Mom, when I say poo, it’s Winnie the Pooh.” (Uh huh!)
I found it interesting that in the game . . . → Read More: Funny Kids Quotes #5