Mod Podge Isn’t Easy

When I was a teacher, I banned the word easy from my classroom. It stemmed from kids who got their work finished quickly loudly complaining, That was too eeeeeeeasy! And then the kids who took longer (for whatever reason) would get discouraged because they weren't as fast. But, fast wasn't always best. Some of my slowest kids … Continue reading Mod Podge Isn’t Easy

Rejoicing in This Season

Even though I'm a firm believer in waiting until after Thanksgiving to begin celebrating Christmas, I can't help but start thinking about Advent and how we'll introduce it to our kids. I think this is the year we can begin establishing traditions that Bea will understand. We began the month with a Thankful Tree - … Continue reading Rejoicing in This Season

Taking Time to Party

Yesterday at our first MOPS meeting, our "creative director," Carolyn had us make a party kit. In a ziplock, we put everything we need to have an instant celebration - streamers, a card, balloons... The idea is to take time to celebrate small, everyday moments. A goal achieved, a good day, a string of bad … Continue reading Taking Time to Party

Saying Yes

Saying yes... Meant stepping out of my comfort zone, moving to Paris, spending an incredibly hard but incredibly important four years abroad, learning about myself, my faith, my world. Saying yes... Meant staying home, raising daughters, finding ways of fulfilling my strengths, of continuing to learn, of passing on traits and role models to the … Continue reading Saying Yes