Can Peace Really Surpass Understanding?

I have heard the saying that you are either “Going through a storm, about to enter a storm, or just getting out of a storm”. I think there is truth to this saying! Life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and the unexpected. Since last Fall 2015 our family has been hit […]

Mushy Rice Recipe 

Our rice cooker recently broke and in my attempt to be frugal and use what we have, I decided that it shouldn’t be too difficult to cook rice on the stove. Boy, was I wrong! My first attempt turned out perfectly and I figured I had a knack for cooking perfect rice (really it was […]

…Gonna Be Alright

   “Don’t Worry…About A Thing…Cause Every Little Thing…Gonna Be Alright” ah, the lyrics of the famous Bob Marley song. But do they ring true? Yes, but not because Bob Marley sings a catchy song, but rather because the Bible says, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who […]

Developing a Love for Reading: Part 2

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”  -Leonardo Da Vinci Developing A Love For Reading: Part 2 Reading & Embracing Poetry April is National Poetry Month and it seemed fitting that I am writing this post right now! Of course, any month of […]

Developing a Love for Reading: Part 1

In this three part series, I will address how to develop a love for reading. I will focus on three types of reading: reading aloud to children reading and embracing poetry independent reading These encouraging and informational posts will be from my personal experience in homeschooling my three children, my degree in English (which focused […]

Springtime Science with Silkworms!

For the last 5-6 weeks we have had the chance to study and observe a Silkworm! These fascinating insects are not worms at all, but rather they are caterpillars! Silkworms have an interesting history dating back to ancient China. According to my first grade son, this is how the story goes: “One day an Empress […]