Holidays, Motherhood

Enjoying More Early Autumn Activities

I took Joshua to Indian Springs state park (with a free parking pass from the Georgia PINES library system!) to play putt-putt golf. The same afternoon, Maggie and I took the youngest three to a new park that Samuel and I had seen while visiting the pumpkin patch earlier in the week. A few days… Continue reading Enjoying More Early Autumn Activities

Holidays, Motherhood

Enjoying Early Autumn

This week, things have finally cooled off some here in Georgia. On Tuesday, we had a nice time at a park that we hadn't been to in a long time. It was the little girls first time and they really liked it. Samuel found a boy to play with so he had fun, too. It… Continue reading Enjoying Early Autumn

Food, Health & Fitness, Homemaking, Motherhood

Helping My Kids Eat Healthier

My kids (specifically, my boys but also my three year old daughter) need help replacing bad eating habits with good ones. It's not their fault, obviously, and I am doing my best to make the transitions as easy and enjoyable as possible. Here are the things I'm doing to promote healthier eating: We aren't stopping… Continue reading Helping My Kids Eat Healthier

Faith, Motherhood

Feeling Unqualified, But Knowing the Qualifier

She turned three in June and she's reading. Reading! Without any effort on our part. I knew it was going to happen when she started verbally listing words alphabetically (and by category) at age two. "a airplane, b bicycle, c car..." "a ant, b bug, c caterpillar..." And became obsessed with flashcards and puzzles. Sometimes… Continue reading Feeling Unqualified, But Knowing the Qualifier

Motherhood, Relaxed Homeschooling

Reading at the Library

A few weeks ago, I decided that I’d like to designate Thursday as Samuel’s library day. It won’t work every week but I’d like for it to happen as often as possible. The point of the visit is to actually read at the library, not check out books. Believe it or not, I’ve never done… Continue reading Reading at the Library