To dream again.

I remember being that young mom in my early twenties with only a couple little ones under toe. I stayed at home, I baked, I cooked, I went to bible study, homeschooled, and had, 3-days a week, playda...

The Value of Play

Scenes from my morning… My four children who are developmentally preschoolers (even though their ages range from 4 to 10) are happily playing with homemade play dough. Each is busy rolling, poking, c...

Organizing Digital Bookmarks

By now, many of you have probably caught on to the Pinterest addiction as I have. If you haven’t yet, skip ahead to the next section. If you spend hours surfing and pinning, you’ve already establishe...

More Astute Than Obtuse

I’ve been thinking about social skills lately, and how much they impact our children’s lives. Sometimes I feel confident that with enough direct instruction and practice even the most soc...

Expanding Their Horizons

I grew up having penpals. Penpals all over the world, actually. On up into high school, I was still writing my friends-through-mail, girls and guys in Japan, Australia, Romania, Spain. My day could b...

Top Ten Summer School Ideas!

Summer is coming and everyone can use a break, but that doesn’t mean the learning ever stops. Here are some ways to relax this summer while keeping the learning going: 1. Take a nature hike. No...