Archive for the ‘ Children ’ Category

Everyone Told Me, I Didn’t Sign This Part of the Contract

12th July 2013 | 0 Comments

I remember after my first daughter was born.  Everyone—and I mean everyone—that I can think of told me to enjoy it now because it “goes by fast”.  I took their advice seriously.  I enjoyed being a mother.  I enjoyed my first daughter so, so much.  Remember that post way back when about the things I […]


21st June 2012 | 2 Comments

In the past I have mentioned how I was striving to teach my children respect and to teach them leadership.  I also have mentioned that I was reading the book by Nicholeen Peck titled, “A House United: Changing Children’s Hearts And Behaviors By Teaching Self-Government.”  I have found in reading and applying what I have […]

What Happened??

13th March 2011 | 1 Comment

At the end of January my youngest daughter had her sixth birthday and she lost her first tooth the day before. I cried. I cried! I guess it didn’t strike me until that moment that my little baby girl is really growing up. I SO loved being a mother to that no longer tiny girl. […]

Seven from Heaven

2nd April 2009 | 2 Comments

I just wanted to write an update on here in case anyone is still reading. The birth of my seventh went well, but it was extremely painful. The most painful I have ever experienced. To get a more detailed story visit my other blog at Having seven children, being really active in my church […]

Out in the Garden

30th May 2007 | 0 Comments

The end of May is here and we are finished with the curriculum phase of school until Labor Day. In the summer we begin the “hands on” phase of home school. This year we decided to start a little garden. My children and I planted blackberries and we are getting ready to plant tomatoes. This […]

Time Flies!

28th February 2006 | 0 Comments

I can’t believe that today is the last day of February. This month has gone by so quickly. I am sure that part of the reason the month felt this way is because we completely re-arranged our basement. On the subject of flying time, I noticed that as I was busy working to get things […]

Too Much Advice!

23rd August 2005 | 0 Comments

Have you noticed that there are millions of resources and types of information concerning parenting? I have read countless articles on mothering. Advice columns and the like are to be found in many places, such as doctor’s offices, internet websites, grocery stores, etc. One of the traditions of our society is to over-value the opinions […]

The Power of a Mother

21st June 2005 | 4 Comments

When I first became a stay at home mother I had a very difficult time adjusting to life. I was used to being a working and independent woman. The first year of staying home was hard for me. I didn’t really know my place, or the influence or power I had over my young little […]

Bed time in the city — revisited

21st May 2005 | 1 Comment

There is, apparently, more than method to my madness: ‘Early night’ children less likely to be fat Young children who go to bed early and get a good night’s sleep are less likely to be obese than children who sleep for a shorter time, research has shown. Now you have another motivation for “Bedtime in […]

Keeping House

10th May 2005 | 2 Comments

Most people think of chaos and messes when they think of a family with six children. I don’t believe it has to be so, I think the key is to involve the children in the upkeep of their environment. Even my little two year old can help with almost all of the household duties to […]

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