Motherhood & The Few: Why Our Feet Should Be Tied

  There are millions of mothers in this world. And there are millions of Christian mothers. But, out of all those millions of mothers, there are but a few that are pursuing their responsibility with passion, intention, and wholehearted, undivided hearts. Several centuries ago, there was one mother who recognised that she was one of…

The Heart of Being a Good Parent

We all want to be good parents, don’t we? I know I do. It’s something I strive for most days. (And I say most days because, well, some days are just for getting through than for thriving.) I’m always trying to learn more about what God thinks is a good parent and what makes a…

Homeschool Preschool This Week {Letter B}

The plans I have laid out I aim for, but hold loosely. Life happens or something else needs more attention. But, I am working hard at making this time a priority at some point in the day. Most days I aim for our time to be after morning tea, but I also know when to…

Book Review: Home Sweet Homeschool by Sue Maakstad

This post contains affiliate links. Ever since we decided to educate our children at home I have been reading and reading almost anything that I can get my hands on {see this post on some other home education books}. Now our eldest is four and heading towards the “officially homeschooling” mark {though, really, we’ve been…

For the Overwhelmed, Exhausted Wife & Mother

I wrote this on Instagram the other day: I am so tired. This full-time motherhood, investing in future generations, character building, loving, feeding, nurturing thing is just exhausting. I never knew my dream job would take so much of me. It is relentless. I desperately need encouragement every single day.” It’s not just that I’m…

Early Education: Why Play Really Is Best.

I never thought that I would be so interested in my child’s education, especially their early education. When our son was around twenty-months-old, I suddenly woke up one morning and thought, “Huh. I think we need to homeschool.”┬áIt all seemed out of the blue and totally not what either Tim nor I had ever been…

Why Pursuing Perfection Makes Me Less Faithful.

For many years I have struggled with a pursuit of perfectionism. It is a drive I have that pushes me forward in many ways, though this desire for perfectionism doesn’t stretch to all areas of my life. I don’t, for example, want a perfect house. {Which, those who know me, would nod in agreement because…