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When Homeschooling Becomes a Shut Door

When Homeschooling Becomes a Shut Door

Hold back your stones, homeschooling advocates! Let’s be honest here: homeschooling can become too much for parents to handle in certain seasons of life. When that happens, it’s a door that may need to be shut, even if temporarily. So how do you know when it is time to shut the door?  This is my story   I have homeschooled my three children for the last seven years or so. It has been one of t ...[Read More]

Building a Burn Pile – A Lesson To Be Learned

Building a Burn Pile – A Lesson To Be Learned

Another storm has come. Branches lay all over the yard and the work is still to be done. It’s time to build a burn pile. I did not do much of that growing up in Brazil, if any; I really can’t recall. Mostly because we lived in houses with a much smaller yard than now or in condos where concrete seemed to be everywhere. Life was rushed between the urgency of accomplishments and fulfillment and ther ...[Read More]

Why Parenting Is Not a Joke

Why Parenting Is Not a Joke

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4   Parenting can be fun and it is certainly not a joke. It requires serious teamwork from both parents. It starts with lovely dreams mixed with fears filling the hearts of most parents-to-be at the announcement of one of the most challenging events in a person’s life: “We are pregnant!” What ...[Read More]

How to Prepare for an Empty Nest – Part 2

How to Prepare for an Empty Nest – Part 2

If you have not read our previous post How to Prepare for an Empty Nest – Part 1, please click here. A well-structured family will have many memories to share in the future. Children will be born or brought into your safe environment; they will grow in rapid speed right before your eyes; and one day mom and dad will be left to themselves, sharing a new season in life (for many, the scariest) ...[Read More]

How to Prepare For an Empty Nest – Part 1

How to Prepare For an Empty Nest – Part 1

Parents learn as they go, one season at a time. Their lives are always wrapped up in their children’s activities and interests and can’t believe that one day this will be just a memory. So how can parents prepare for those dreadful days when they will again have to live for each other, as a couple? Kids grow so fast, don’t they? Look at your own children. You have them in diapers one day, and you ...[Read More]

No Posts This Week? Here’s Why.

No Posts This Week? Here’s Why.

Dear reader, If you have been reading our posts weekly, you might be asking: No posts this week? What happened? Well, inspiration has given the place to action. We have been watching the waters go up in our region and flood the houses of many friends and neighbors. No, it is not a pretty picture. It’s devastating! But if there is one thing about people in south Louisiana,it is that they like ...[Read More]

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