The Hidden Art of Homemaking, by Edith Schaeffer, is a book that profoundly influenced my thinking and actions while our children were young. I love Mrs. Schaeffer’s infectious creativity, and the joy she took in making the lives of others more beautiful. One of Mrs. Schaeffer’s ideas that I grabbed hold of was the “Treasure Hunt Meal.” We had so much fun with these meals! I can hardly wait until […]Read More →
Category: Family time
Guess the Proverb!
“…To give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth…” (Proverbs 1:4, ESV) The book of Proverbs is a wealth of wisdom for young and old! Saturate your children in the wisdom of Proverbs, and, as the Holy Spirit works in their hearts, they will become more discerning and better equipped to live and work in the world God made. Try this little exercise to get your children […]Read More →
Taking the Time to Get to Know Our Children
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18). My daughter and daughter-in-law introduced me to Loving the Little Years, by Rachel Jankovic. It’s a book for moms with little kids. My kids are not little anymore. In fact, in less than three weeks, I will be a retired homeschooling mother (ready and waiting to take on the […]Read More →