How to Make a Man Cry—Memorize

I’ve always taught my children to memorize the Bible. I think it is good for their spirits, good for their souls, and even good for their bodies, if they heed it. People seldom made me memorize anything until I was fourteen, but I remember much of it, today. I want my grown children to haveContinue reading “How to Make a Man Cry—Memorize”

The Blessings of Habit –- Basic Beginnings

Stick to basics in the beginning. Our children can reap what God intended from good habits, if, by the time our babies are crawling, we’ve had the pleasure of instilling good habits into them. For instance, we know we should keep them out of the cooking area, so we train them to stay out. SometimesContinue reading “The Blessings of Habit –- Basic Beginnings”

What to Do with Toddlers: Try D.E.S.I.R.E!

Note: You will find this article pirated on the Internet. However, it is mine. OK, it has finally hit you:  Suddenly you understand why that other home school mom used to be so self-doubting … She had a toddler in her home. Now, your turn has come and, whew, can it be a challenge! YouContinue reading “What to Do with Toddlers: Try D.E.S.I.R.E!”

What a Rush!

3/14/14 – Reposting this to honor the man. This is not about speed. It’s about that rush I get when I teach. Sometimes I say my bones are aching and it helps if I teach. Ever feel that way? I think it’s maybe being part of the Creation process. When I see the lightbulb comingContinue reading “What a Rush!”

Child Star

Screenshot from a public domain film The Little Princess (1939) starring Shirley Temple and Richard Greene (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Shirley Temple died today. She was 85, which is hard to imagine. I watched her darling performances when I was a child, and loved her, wanted to be her. She was about 35 years old, then,Continue reading “Child Star”

What to do…what to do…

…And how to decide… Once, long ago, my adorable grandchildren spent a week with me while their mother steam cleaned carpets throughout their house. I had many plans for fun activities and the first day went marvelously. Until bedtime. At bedtime, one of my sweeties began noticing the unfamiliarity of everything, and how Mom and Dad wereContinue reading “What to do…what to do…”