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Attitude Adjustment: How to Help a Grumpy and Defiant Child

Attitude Adjustment: How to Help a Grumpy and Defiant Child

We had a good bit of what we call “grumping” around our house in the spring and early summer. One of my children, in particular, was struggling with some emotional stability, overreacting to small frustrations and defiantly refusing to do 80% of the things he was...

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Kids, Chores and the Gospel

Are chores merely a way to teach kids responsibility? Or are they a drudgery and source of conflict to be avoided? How does the gospel change the way we view and engage in chores with our kids?

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My Biggest Hope – My Biggest Fear

Happiness, health, and success – it’s what so many of us want for our children, and that’s not wrong, but they aren’t the most important things. I try my best to give them those things, but they pale in comparison to my greater hope for their lives.

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My Favorite Bible Storybooks for Reading Aloud at Every Age

One weekday evening in 2009 I sat on the floor of the children's section in Chapters feeling completely dismayed. My oldest was turning 3 soon and although we had a few children's bibles, none of them were great. We read them because we thought we should, not because...

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That Time I had a Temper Tantrum

It's 7:45 and yes, I'm just getting out of bed after a very poor night's sleep. I had planned to jump straight into the shower, hoping that would wake me up a little, but my husband beat me to it by 2 minutes. Well, I don’t mind staying under the covers for a couple...

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1+7 Ways to Save Money on Homeschooling

“I don’t think I can afford to homeschool!”   The desperate text came from a friend of mine, and I could practically hear the note of panic and disappointment.   There were just too many voices singing the praises of this curriculum over here and that resource over...

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Hi, I'm Sara. Pastor's wife, mom to 5 rowdy homeschooled kids, and passionate about the Gospel. Welcome!

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