Low -Tech Toys
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Low -Tech Toys

My kids had plenty of electronic toys as they were growing up, so I’m not going to say we didn’t benefit from them or that we didn’t have fun with technology. We actually loved it.  Both of my kids learned to read easily, partly because of the Reading Blaster PC software. (Do they still make…

Simple Cake Decorating
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Simple Cake Decorating

Flashback many years. My daughter’s first birthday was around the corner, and I wanted a Sesame Street cake for her party.  A friend of mine suggested I decorate the cake myself. She had been decorating cakes for years, and I immediately thought she was really overestimating me. I had never decorated a cake in my life, and…

Feed Just One: Compassion International Sponsorship
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Feed Just One: Compassion International Sponsorship

Hello!  I’m writing from my heart today. I haven’t often talked about the children my family sponsors through Compassion International.  I used to think talking about our sponsorships might appear a little prideful, maybe even self serving.  As in, “look at us – look at the good we are doing.” Now, though, I see how many opportunities I’ve missed to share about…

Tips for Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum
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Tips for Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum

Choosing a homeschool curriculum can be overwhelming.  Whether you’re just starting out and choosing an elementary program or choosing high school books, there are so many choices. As a former homeschool parent, I hope some of my experiences will help you through the process.  (Both of my  “kids” are now 20-something college graduates!) I was…