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Disciplining Our Children: Stepping Towards The Truth

“There is nothing that a mother cannot bring her child up to.” ~ Charlotte Mason As a Christian parent, where does disciplining my children fit in? What does it look like? Is disciplining – that is, pointing out wrong behaviour and correcting it in a manner that fits the situation – damaging to my child?… Read More Disciplining Our Children: Stepping Towards The Truth

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The Little Years: Wonderful Encouragement For Mothers (From Jani Ortlund)

If you’re in the midst of mothering little ones like me, I must encourage you to watch this message from Jani Ortlund. She is a wonderful biblical teacher whose book, Fearlessly Feminine, is one of my favourite books for becoming a Christ-centred woman. She is the daughter-in-law of Anne Ortlund, a well-known contemporary of Elisabeth… Read More The Little Years: Wonderful Encouragement For Mothers (From Jani Ortlund)

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The Organized Life Planner for 2018 is OUT!

As an affiliate for Kayse Pratt at IntentionalMoms.com, I must make you aware of her Organized Life Planner. This week is Launch Week for her 2018 version (7th to 18th September) and there are so many added bonuses that I can’t not share them with you. What Is It? Kayse is a self-admitting planner junkie… Read More The Organized Life Planner for 2018 is OUT!

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Rooted Deep: One Reason We’re Homeschooling

I’ve been asked several times recently why Tim and I are going to homeschool. I find that, depending on who I am talking to, how I answer can be different. The choice to homeschool will be made for a myriad of reasons – some practical, some spiritual, some relational. I am no different. I have… Read More Rooted Deep: One Reason We’re Homeschooling

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Do You Have a Mother-Heart Like Mary?

When I am searching for hope and encouragement in my Bible as a mother, of the gospels my favourite is the Gospel of Luke. There are some special treasures in there for mothers seeking insight into what the heart of motherhood looks like. Every single time I read the first few chapters, I am blessed… Read More Do You Have a Mother-Heart Like Mary?

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What Children Do When They Don’t Attend Preschool.

People often ask me what our days look like with both my children at home everyday. Some are curious, some are perplexed, some think we’re just a bit weird (which is okay, really, since we are). Because most young children spend part of their weeks in childcare/preschool, I’m sure people must wonder how children who… Read More What Children Do When They Don’t Attend Preschool.

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Why Disciplining Our Children Means First Disciplining Ourselves (Thoughts on Charlotte Mason).

As we continue to walk slowly into a homeschooling life, I easily see and embrace the beautiful educational philosophies of Charlotte Mason. I wouldn’t say that we will be a strict Charlotte Mason homeschool family, but her ideas about educating children will influence me as I guide the children to a lifelong love of learning… Read More Why Disciplining Our Children Means First Disciplining Ourselves (Thoughts on Charlotte Mason).

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Why Mothers Should Sing Around the House More

I’ve never been a “singer”. In our home, my husband is the singer. He’s been singing all his life – boys’ choir, head chorister, church music team, weddings etc. He has a beautiful voice. Me on the other hand? I have an okay voice and I’m pretty thankful I can sing in tune. I do,… Read More Why Mothers Should Sing Around the House More

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Being Okay With Being Okay (The Freedom That Comes From Self-Forgetfulness).

This post is dedicated to two friends both old and new, Cat and Emmy, who intentionally encouraged me to keep writing when I just want to give up on myself. Thank you for believing in me and reading what I have to say. I’m slowing climbing out of a period where I made my life… Read More Being Okay With Being Okay (The Freedom That Comes From Self-Forgetfulness).

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Our Big Homeschool Achievement {I’m Doing a Happy Mama Dance!}

This post contains affiliate links. See full disclosure here. As you all know, we’re doing homeschool preschool with our two kidlets. It’s going so well. I really should do an update, but that can wait. I just have some super exciting, I’m-so-proud news to share with you! We just finished our first chapter book read-aloud!… Read More Our Big Homeschool Achievement {I’m Doing a Happy Mama Dance!}