Recent Posts about Intentionality

Teach them: 73 Practical Life Skills

I’ve compiled a list of skills that, as homeschoolers especially, our kiddos should have tucked under their belts before heading out into the great big beyond. Some of these we’ve already conquered, some we’re still working on.

I’ve compiled a list of skills that, as homeschoolers especially, our kiddos should have tucked under their belts before heading out into the great big beyond. Some of these we’ve already conquered, some we’re still working on.

Authentic Hospitality: It Doesn’t Need to be Pinterest-worthy

Authentic Hospitality: It doesn't need to be Pinterest -worthy!

“If you’d like to come see us, stop by any time.  If you’d like to see our house, please make an appointment.”  -Anonymous I value sincerity.  Genuineness. Authenticity.  As an introvert, I have a pretty good sense of when someone isn’t quite being real.  Masks bother me.  I would rather someone show me their true…

Keeping Christmas (And a Cookie Recipe!)

Remember when you were a kid, and Christmas and the holiday season seemed so magical? Putting up the lights and Christmas tree, baking cookies, family gatherings, it was all something wonderful. Do you remember when that changed? When did the magic leave?

Down to the River: The Importance of Finding Your Place of Peace

“You go up to the feast. I am not going up to this feast now, for my time has not yet fully come.” After saying this, he remained in Galilee. But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private.          – John 7:8-10…

What I’ve Learned After 10 Years of Homeschooling

  Ten years sounds like such a long time.  With this being our official tenth-year, ComputerGuy pointed it out to me that it’s also my official halfway point.  With FixerGirl turning eight, that means I have just ten more years of this wonderful experiment left.  Ten down, ten to go!  Milestone!! With that being said,…

Snow Days: Enjoying the Beauty of Winter

A week ago, we got a good six inches of the white stuff. Today, the forecast is calling for another eight inches on top of the snow that’s left. To someone who didn’t grow up with snow every winter, (I think we had snow 2 or 3 times in the 16 years I lived in southern California!) snow is an exciting event!  It’s been a few years since we’ve had a snowy winter like this one here in Missouri!

Having an Attitude of Gratitude

  I love the attitude of gratitude that November brings as the Thanksgiving draws near.   The air is full of anticipation with the holidays coming, and gratefulness for the things we have.  Some people like to post a “gratitude” a day on social media, but knowing me, I’d forget a day or two here and…

Geocaching: A Family Treasure Hunt

Geocaching:  Using multi-million dollar government satellites to find Tupperware in the woods.  You’ve probably heard of Geocaching, but what exactly is it? Bumper-sticker slogans aside, Geocaching is a fun and inexpensive way for both parents and kids alike to get out of the house and out into nature.  The official definition from the Geocaching website…