Why Summer ‘School’ is for Every Kid!
Here in the USA the natives are restless in schools across the nation as they wrap up their studies this month and anticipate a lengthy summer break from the monotony of classroom routine. How we define 'school' and 'education' is...Read more
Cut Through the Noise: What Do YOU See In Your Little One?
I have to ask, how are we assessing our kids? A proper assessment assures us we’re on the right track as we aim our children toward their destinies. When my sons were growing up, most schools administered broad assessment tests...Read more
Gardening a Child’s Life: harvesting the sweetest fruit on the planet!
My daughter-in-law has always had a passion for gardening. This year she’s gone all out, studying, planning and growing what’s termed a square foot garden in multiple raised boxes built by her hubby. The more I reflect on raising my...Read more
Building a Strong Foundation in Your Child: the Magic is in the Details
I’m convinced that the fundamental and distinctive characteristics and qualities of an individual - call it their moral and spiritual DNA, is formed by what is taught and trained, ingrained in them day-by-day over years and years. This process creates...Read more
Mommies, when you can’t see beyond the mess…Let ME be your eyes.
After 34 years of parenting, I’ve put on a lot of miles in my journey as a mom. I’m now one of those people you young parents scratch your head and ponder…an empty nester. Yes, I’ve crossed to that mysterious...Read more
The Most Important Book in Our Home
We read to our kids out of books like Berenstain Bears, Dr. Seuss and Thomas the Tank Engine, but do we regularly open God's Word to our children? This common, all-time best seller—the Bible—isn’t just a book; it is a...Read more
The Beautiful Life of a Cage-free Organic Kid
How do I describe the emotion I feel when I look at this picture? An innocent little angel girl living in the cocoon of her parents love and protection, being home educated, stimulated by everything that is good…engaged in social...Read more
The Stock Market is Soaring! Here’s Where to Realize Your Greatest ROI
The U.S. stock market is experiencing remarkable highs, increasing individuals’ 401Ks 50, 60 and even 70%. Living here in the Seattle area where Bill Gates and Paul Allen began their little startup called Microsoft, I often hear folks wistfully reflect,...Read more
Summer of Love
It's summer here in the Pacific Northwest, and as I predicted HERE in May, my blog has taken on a new twist and schedule due to my priorities of making every moment count. I'm committed to seizing the day -...Read more
Father Knows Best: 4 Surprising Secrets to Raising Kids Who Have an Impact
In light of Father's Day weekend, I wanted to post this article written by my husband of 38 years, Gregory. He's a rare bird in our crazy, mixed-up world; a wholehearted, faith-filled, faithful covenant man who has weathered many storms...Read more