From the Manger

From the Manger

Advent wasn’t all I had hoped it to be. You’d think- or at least I thought- that an extra week to prepare would have made the prep work for the preparing that much easier. It didn’t. Instead, we came down with a cold, all the good library books were...
How to Find a Tree

How to Find a Tree

1. Spend weeks asking, fretting and clarifying about when we would get said tree.  Wring hands in worry and consternation that the first Sunday of Advent did not fall immediately after Thanksgiving.  Loudly voice your displeasure at the timing AND lack of snow...

Dia-BEET-us

On Friday I was explaining to another homeschool mom where Jac was. “He’s at the dentist with Phil.” A friend overheard and exclaimed, “Again?!” Yes, AGAIN. February-and it turns out March, too- was the month of dentistry. It adds up...

So Dak

I used to read in history books about the fighting Italian City States would do and I would be confused. Sure, fighting for over land made sense but over honor? Who’s Saint or town flag was better? I didn’t get it. Now I understand. I love South Dakota. I...

Fair Enough

Max has a way of requesting things. Like when I’ve got Penny in the backpack, and sisters crying, and 30 minutes to make a 45 minute dinner, he will come and stand next to me, handing me items I need and then ask calmly, “What was the last thing you wrote...

Daniel’s Seventh

It’s probably true that we’ve grown complacent in our parenting as we’ve added kids.  Some might even say ‘lax’- those “some” I refer to being primarily our children. It has yet to be determined if this is a benefit or a...