We have taken to spelling things. Now it’s tough to hide what we’re talking about from our oldest two of course, but we can get sneaky and add letters in strange places to buy us a little time at least! Trying to spell ice-cream never works so we’ve progressed to spelling “frozen stuff” when we . . . → Read More: Spelling words in front of the kids
Homeschooling has been an interesting experience. There are great times and hard times and well, really perplexing times.
Grace is a bright child so I didn’t anticipate any major challenges in teaching her kindergarten. But as usual when I least expect a challenge, there it is! When will I wizen up?
For a year and . . . → Read More: Learning Letters and Numbers
Over lunch Grace was talking about a naughty cartoon that I don’t let them watch. I catch so many of their hilarious conversations over food! Grace said she likes it. I asked her if she likes to watch naughty cartoons. That’s where Joy joined in:
Joy began, “Grace say, ‘Uh uh’ and I say . . . → Read More: Fighting Lessons
I over heard a lady at church, who delivered her baby in the same hospital while we were there having our fifth child, tell someone that her baby is twelve weeks old. In surprise I looked up at my husband. “Bobby is twelve weeks old?” I asked. Wow!
For a while it seemed that one . . . → Read More: What is it like with five children?
My kids asked for a green meal for St. Patrick’s Day last year. Since I was cooking for supper, I just found some things that I could put together quickly. They loved it. Making things special doesn’t have to be difficult!
Salsa Verde Enchiladas
These make the BEST St. Patrick’s Day . . . → Read More: Green St. Patrick’s Day Lunch for the Kids
Yep this is what I actually asked my girls. “Tell me one thing you would change about Mom if you could.” Constructive criticism is a good thing right? I put it out there and yet I still cringed inwardly and braced myself for what they would say.
I always have them answer littlest to biggest . . . → Read More: What would you change about Mom?
We had a lovely conversation over cinnamon rolls! I can’t express enough how fun it is for ME to get out with just one child for some one-on-one time. It is amazing how sweet each one is when not competing with their siblings! It’s also amazing how sweet mama can be when not refereeing! . . . → Read More: My Mother/Daughter Date with Joy
This was our St. Patrick’s Day breakfast last year. I made homemade bread the night before. In the morning I toasted slices, cut them out with a cookie cutter and then spread Nutella on them. Have you noticed a pattern here? The leftover pieces of bread make great . . . → Read More: St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast for Kids
“Mom, I want that thing. I want the thing, Mom. Mommmm, I neeeeed the thing.”
“What thing?” I finally answered the poor insistent boy.
“The thing with the thingies on it!” his face lit up as if that explained it all. I couldn’t help myself. I grabbed him and whirled him around as I laughed.
. . . → Read More: Funny things kids say
Our guest post today comes from Sue Midgley, mother to five boys, and wife to one husband. They lead a small English-speaking church in Antananarivo, Madagascar and hail from Pretoria in South Africa. I feel as though I have gotten to know Sue and her family through Robin’s blog The Great Escape: Life from . . . → Read More: A Modern Pharisee’s Prayer