Teaching Our Kids Respect

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  There’s an awful lot of disrespect these days out on college campuses and in our high schools and elementary schools… but whose job is it to teach respect?  Join Heidi and me today as wetalk about why it’s the parent’s job to teach children respect… starting with modeling it.     Teaching Our Kids Respect

When Arrows Fly

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We have been homeschooling over 20 years now.  I wouldn’t change a thing.  It’s still something that brings me to my knees.  It still sometimes makes me cry.  I still want to be the best mom I can be and I want to finish this homeschooling thing well.  But, I’ll admit it…I’m tired. Last June we graduated our 4th and 5th from high school and our oldest son from college.  I have mixed emotions.  Part Read More

Letting Go of Your Homeschooler

Letting Go of Your Homeschooler

He wanted to play football in the worst way.  None of his older 5 siblings ever wanted to play a team sport, so this was a new direction for our family.   It’s part of the adventure that is called homeschooling.  You spend a lot of time exploring and examining each child’s interests and letting them try things out and no matter how many kids you have, there’s always something new to tackle! (No pun Read More

When the Homeschooling Road is Rough…Again

Homeschooling Road Rough

We have been homeschooling over 20 years now.  I wouldn’t change a thing.  It’s still something that brings me to my knees.  It still sometimes makes me cry.  I still want to be the best mom I can be and I want to finish this homeschooling thing well.  But, I’ll admit it…I’m tired. Next week we will be graduating our 4th and 5th from high school and our oldest son from college.  I have mixed Read More

Bringing Up Boys-Teens

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  The final podcast in a series of three that Heidi and I have done on boys. We have seven between the two of us!  The teen years are surely a time of great things!  Although it may not feel like it, it IS an “age of opportunity”!   Embracing the differences between girls and boys is one of the keys…in spite of what our culture is telling us!   Bringing Up Boys-Teen Years

Bringing Up Boys-Ages 6-12

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  Boys, Boys, Boys!   They are full of energy and sometimes we wonder what planet they are on because, surely, we are not on the same one!  And yet God has designed boys in a unique and wonderful way!  As moms, we need to embrace our differences while still maintaining some order!  In this short podcast, Heidi and I (we have 7 boys between the two of us) discuss the wonder of boys ages 6-12!   Read More

Bringing Up Boys

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If you’ve looked very far on my blog, you will see that this is a subject that is very near and dear to my heart…raising men.  We have five boys ages 20, 18,16, 14,10 (and 3 girls).  I can honestly say that I love the men these boys are becoming.  Boys were designed differently than girls.  Embracing this is the best way to raise great men!  In this short podcast, Heidi and I share some Read More

Why Football is Important to Americans

Why football is important to Americans

In spite of the fact that we have five boys, we have never really been into sports. We work out and are active and healthy, we just haven’t ever participated competitively.  Not even spectator sports. But this football season has been different.  We happened to be at a friend’s house for last year’s Superbowl and ended up watching our state’s team (Seattle Seahawks) play an amazing game and claim the victory.  Today we watched that Read More