• Struggling with Rebecca, Thrifting for Books & Reading some Christian Fiction

    30 Memory Verses and Passages for Children

    I remember one of my highlights from childhood going to AWANA each week – I would wear my little vest with the badges and the jewels. I learned so many verses because of AWANA, I would even go so far as to say that half the verses I know now are thanks to AWANA. Unfortunately we don’t have any programs like AWANA around where we live but I still really want to make memorizing verses a priority in these early childhood years for my children.     I have made more of an effort in our homeschool this year with memory verses but it wasn’t until last week that something…

  • Simplicity Parenting Online Book Club

    Simplicity Parenting Book Club – Introduction & Chapter One

    Welcome to the first week of our Simplicity Parenting book club! This week will be be chatting about the introduction and chapter 1, here’s the schedule for the rest of the book: September 12 – chapters 2 & 3 September 19 – chapters 4 & 5 September 26 – chapter 6 & epilogue This book was a re-read for me. I believe I read it for the first time about four years ago. What I really enjoy about the book is how practical and straight forward it is. The idea of simplicity parenting is not a hard one to grasp but it can be a difficult one to actually follow…

  • Have a child with anxiety? Try some of these tips to help calm them down and work through their anxieties.

    Tips for Helping Kids with Anxiety Succeed

    When I was first naming this post I almost called it “tips for dealing with kids with anxiety” and while there is truth in that, I don’t want to “deal with” my kids or their anxieties, I want to help them succeed. I asked on my Instagram stories last week if anyone else has children with anxiety because sometimes it can feel like a lonely place, but man, I was blown away by the responses I got. It turns out there are a lot of children living with anxiety and a lot of amazing parents trying to help them through it.   RECOGNIZE ANXIETY It really hasn’t been that long…

  • The Best Books About Gentle Parenting

    My Word for 2018 & The Best Books on Gentle Parenting

    A few weeks ago I thought this would be the first year in the last five or so that I didn’t have a word for the year, nothing was really sticking out to me, but that changed . . . I spend quite a bit of time thinking about my words for the year, usually a few pop up and I prayerfully consider the one or two that I feel like God wants me to focus on for the year. In all reality, sharing my words is real vulnerability because in essence I’m saying: here’s where I really fail. This year’s word definitely opens up some vulnerability because I feel…

  • Tips on how to homeschool a highly sensitive child, little adjustments you can make in your homeschool to make the days easier for everyone.

    Tips for Homeschooling a Highly Sensitive Child

    One of my most pinned posts on my personal blog is Raising a Highly Sensitive Child: Tips to Help You Get Through, and I’ve thought a lot about how I am going to homeschool this highly sensitive child. If the term highly sensitive child/person is new to you, it’s a real thing, let me explain. Highly Sensitive People (HSP’s) and Highly Sensitive Children (HSC’s) are: more aware of subtleties can be easily overwhelmed by bright lights, strong smells and a lot of noise around them have a rich and complex inner life are affected by other people’s moods and so much more I first learned about highly sensitive people last year and…

  • Tips for Raising a Highly Sensitive Child

    Raising a Highly Sensitive Child – Tips To Help You Get Through

    Earlier this year, among my stacks of library books, I found a gem; The Highly Sensitive Child  by Elaine Aron. It was just prior to this that I made aware that the term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), was actually a true term with real research behind it. The more I began to read about HSP’s the more the light bulbs began to go off in my head. I was completely reading about myself and my daughter. In case you do not know, a Highly Sensitive Person, (can also be termed as having Sensory Processing Sensitivity), is not necessarily a person who is highly emotional but those who are keenly aware of all that is going on around…