A couple of people have commented on how great my garden looks, which I certainly appreciate. I love my garden and am rather proud of how much we are able to accomplish in the garden :) But, just in case anyone thinks I am writing all these posts about gardening because I am actually a really good gardener, let me show you that I do not actually have the proverbial green thumb...
One of my readers commentee on my Gardening With Your Children post mentioned that she would like to read about how to get her children to help in the garden without having to fight to get them there. I realized this might be a common problem so I thought it would make for an interesting blog post. The only thing is, I don't really have that problem...
With all the controversy (Parents of Hana Williams Found Guilty) out there about the Pearls and their book, To Train Up a Child, I was not going to touch this subject, but I just can't stop thinking about it! I know I am probably going to lose a few readers with this post, and I feel sad about that, but I feel that this is something that I have to say! In case you decide to leave a comment on this post, you should know that any nasty comments will be deleted! I don't care which side of the discussion you are on, if you are going to comment on this post, it must be done respectfully! Having said that, here is my experience with Michael and Debi Pearl's book, To Train Up a Child.
I have never done a food post on here before, (other than food like China-shaped cookies). I see lots of recipes and pictures of food on other blogs, but I am just not into that. At least not normally. Today, you will see pictures of food on my blog, and I will tell you how yummy the food was when we ate it :) Most of all, I will tell you all about how my kids made the food, not me! (Make sure you read all the way to the end to see the great giveaway we have for you too!)
Does anyone else struggle with keeping their children dressed? When it comes to clothing we are far from worried about having the best fashions or the best brand name. Most days I just want them to be wearing clean clothes that actually fit and cover their bodies the way they are supposed to! Clothes that actually match are optional ;)
This year an over-riding theme has been coming up over and over again... At Thanksgiving I reviewed The November Planning Pack for Children, which included a list of ways to bless others... I had the opportunity to review the book, Why We Give Gifts at Christmas Time... The Christmas play our children are involved in is called We Three Spies and is about the Christmas Intelligence Kids (CIK) who give gifts in secret at Christmas time... All of this has led to some interesting and heart warming discussions and prayer with my children :) They have such big hearts and are so eager to jump at the chance to help someone! God has taught me so much through the faith and kindness of my children! My goal for Christmas this year is to really focus more on giving to others with my children! Here are 5 ways we have thought of to give to others together.
Okay, I admit it; I come on pretty strong about homeschooling! I have heard non-homeschoolers say that it annoys them when homeschoolers act like everyone should homeschool and that homeschoolers seem to think they are better then other parents because they homeschool. I hope I don't do that! But I do love to tell everyone how great homeschooling is :)