8 Beautiful Lessons I’ve Learned from My Mom

8 Beautiful Lessons I’ve Learned from My Mom

In 2009, I had the great privilege of interviewing my mom as part of an assignment for a writing class. What an enriching experience that interview was! (If you have the opportunity, I urge you take take some time to interview your mom. You’ll likely be surprised by what you discover about her.) It gave […]

Miracles in the Garden

Miracles in the Garden

A 15′ x15′ plot of the dirt. That’s what my family began with last summer when we joined a community garden. Hard clay and weeds resided in our garden square. With shovels and pitch forks and hoes, my family worked away, digging and turning and flinging dirt. Every once and awhile, we’d stop to breathe […]

Sharing the Easter Story with Your Kids

Sharing the Easter Story with Your Kids

Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead . . . ~1 Peter 1:3 (NIV)~ The week leading up to Easter is an opportune time to share the Easter […]

You’re A Hoot! Valentine’s Cards

You’re A Hoot! Valentine’s Cards

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, my little guy and I spent some time yesterday making cards. We usually pick up a package or two of the premade cards at the store for the classroom exchanges.  But this year, we decided to change things up and make the cards ourselves. My little guy loves doing […]

My Home on the Moon

My Home on the Moon

At school this last month, my little guy learned all sorts of interesting facts about space. He even worked on his first science report and project, which was about space shuttles. We had a fun time researching the topic, and of course, I learned several things I didn’t know about space shuttles and our universe. […]

Story Writing Activities for Kids

Story Writing Activities for Kids

My six-year-old loves to hear a good story. And he loves to tell one too. Being a writer, I’m tickled he loves stories. So recently, I created some writing and storytelling activities for him with the hope of sparking his creativity and strengthening his literacy skills. To my delight, he enjoys these activities and learns […]