How to Encourage Your Kids to Write

We’re starting back to school today, which excites a few and makes others groan. If you are a teacher or homeschool mom, these tips might come in handy this semester. As an online English professor I know what it means to teach “the dreaded class.” Aside from public speaking courses, composition seems to be the […]

If You Are Hurting: the Point of Pain

My daughter’s teeth are overcrowded,  coming in at angles instead of straight. Because of her young age, her dentist recommended she start using a myobrace (think retainer on steroids) at night and for one hour during the day. Having a great aversion to pain and all things uncomfortable, she will still have nights of tears. […]

Christmas Gifts for Kids: Book List Recommendations

If you need a few more ideas for your kids, nieces/nephews, or grands this Christmas, I’m posting some books I’ve read and enjoyed. Tricia Goyer, author (of fiction and non-fiction) and homeschool mom has written this historical account in easy-to-digest sections, transforming events in the minds of readers to the remarkable–and sometimes miraculous–times God intervened […]

Watch Out for Hallmark

My daughter adores Hallmark Christmas movies, and has no trouble watching the same one over and over again. Of course, if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. The plot goes something like this: girl meets boy, either girl or boy detests Christmas (the other loves it), and by the ringing of midnight on Christmas, […]