You know why I read aloud to my kids? Because it makes me happy. Sure, it builds their vocabulary, exposes them to great literature, creates wonderful bedtime routines, and gives us anchors in our day. But the reason reading aloud has endured for so many years in our family is that it simply makes me […]
Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on me this year! I can’t believe it’s less than a week away and I haven’t given it a thought. Last year my friend, Jennifer, wrote a great guest post about how our families celebrate. It’s worth sharing again with a few additions and changes from me. Valentine’s Day is […]
My daughter, Annarose, posted this on Facebook a few days before Christmas and I asked to share it with you. She is a deep thinking, eighteen-year-old with wisdom beyond her years, born of suffering as a sister of kids from “hard places” and later through the loss of Kalkidan. I love this girl beyond words. […]
I hope your Christmas was wonderful. How did your kids do with the lack of routine, too much sugar, and the excitement of presents? We were up very late Christmas eve with Russ and Isaiah arriving home from the airport at 1:00 AM. Thankfully, the roads weren’t too snowy and Russ only had to drive […]
From our family, to yours, Merry Christmas!
I don’t know about you, but I have a lot to do today! I intended to have much more accomplished by this morning, but as it turns out, my list is long – very long. I have to share these images from Rudolph and Elf for a little holiday cheer – they make me smile! […]