7 Tips to stay connected with your husband during hard seasons

Just because your season in life is hard doesn't mean your marriage is doomed to famine. “It’s fall break this week,” my husband mentioned in passing yesterday. I looked up and waited. I waited for the explanation that neither of us needed. Neither of us gasped excitedly. Neither of us winked or smiled. It means a couple days of … Continue reading 7 Tips to stay connected with your husband during hard seasons

The Birds and Bees have real names- Why my children know about sex

We peered out the window overlooking the neighborhood, our noses smashed up against the glass. “She has never mentioned the period. And I’m starting to develop. I’ll need a bra soon.” Her voice dropped. “Am I supposed to ask her to take me bra shopping?” she whispered, uncertainty in her eyes. “I guess so…” I … Continue reading The Birds and Bees have real names- Why my children know about sex

Struggle isn’t the same as failure

I had just finished telling Daniel about a conversation several of my homeschooling mommy friends and I had talked through yesterday. We had covered the pros and cons of various curriculums and the challenges and strengths of learning styles and disabilities. It felt like a tiny splash over from a tornado, lots of high winds … Continue reading Struggle isn’t the same as failure