Divine Mercy for Our Children

Divine Mercy for Our Children (written and originally posted in 2012) …I want to share a gift of understanding the Lord gave me at Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday (in 2012). I was appropriately pondering the mercy of God and how He continues to embrace us despite our weaknesses. My reflection focused on how I […]

The Power of Silence

As busy mothers, our lives are loud. Kids are naturally noisy, and the more we have, the more that noise is multiplied, especially when they are home all day long in a homeschooling household. So when our moms’ group decided to read and discuss The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert […]

Pray Ponder Prepare Plan (Part 1)

Homeschooling without a box curriculum, enrollment, or set program requires a little more advance time than if I am just ordering one set of books and plans and preparing those for the next school year. I generally seriously start thinking about the following year shortly after Christmas! I have planned 12 homeschool years, so far, […]

Put Happiness on Your Calendar

There are days when I find very little joy in being a homeschooling mother. The monotony of the days, the frustration of repeating myself, and the drudgery of the work itself, all pull me down to a grumpy, sour mess. But as Christians, we believe that cheerfulness is a virtue, and as moms, we know […]