Have you ever heard the phrase, "God won't give you more than you can handle."? In the past I probably would have believed this statement. It sounds good and right. But after having 4 children in 4 years (and soon-to-be 5 children in 5 years) I now know that God sometimes does give more than we … [Read more...] about More than I can handle
Sometimes it's just crazy around here. Right now my 5 yo is walking around with a kazoo singing "Jingle Bells" at the top of his lungs. My 2 yo just put on a piglet costume with an adult-size flight helmet. Sometimes I wish it were a little quieter, but it's always fun! … [Read more...] about Craziness!
I'm finally feeling more energetic (I'm 18 weeks pregnant) and am trying to take advantage of it. I've been cleaning and organizing different areas of my house, for one thing. I finally hung up some pictures that have been waiting for about 6 months. And this afternoon I cleaned the top of the … [Read more...] about Energy = Cleaning and Field Trips
Here's a new one from today's Chicago Tribune: "With expulsion of preschoolers high, mental health experts tackle behavior issues." There is apparently a "new but growing group of professionals known as early childhood mental health consultants." They travel to preschools and child-care centers … [Read more...] about Preschool Expulsion
My 5 yo and his dad have been reading "Treasure Island." They're down in the basement right now building a treasure chest! They found the plans on the internet, headed over to the hardware store this afternoon to buy the wood and came back to adjust the plans to make it bigger. My son said, "You … [Read more...] about Treasure Chest
Here are some children's picture books that I have enjoyed: A is For Adam and D is For Dinosaur by Ken and Mally Ham (great for creation science) Where Does God Sleep, Momma by Nancy Bestmann The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau (one of my favorites!) M is For … [Read more...] about Children’s Picture Books