Category Archives: Parenting

Retired….how is that possible!?!?

This month has been bittersweet.  I am no longer a homeschooling mom.  At least not in the active definition of the word.  How, no seriously, how did this happen?!?! When did my baby boys grow up?  When did I blink … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence…

Three weeks ago my Oak Tree and all three of our boys went on a retreat. For Three days and two nights. In all honesty, I was looking forward to a nice weekend of quiet.  You know read, watch whatever … Continue reading

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Parental Rights

I’ve had this movie sitting on my computer for about a week now and I finally had time to watch it… and it will make you irritated. God, not man, gave me (and you) the responsibility of raising our children … Continue reading

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I’m really trying to retract my claws…

my Mama bear claws that is. Can I tell you something? I really, really, really do not like this whole letting go thing.  So what if he’s 18 years old.  So what if he’s an adult with real life responsibilities.  … Continue reading

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Some life lessons just stink…

especially when they happen on your birthday! My beautiful, tender-hearted, animal-loving Cactus “celebrated” his 13th birthday today.  A huge milestone! No longer a tween, now a teen. His welcome gift… his life lesson… His precious (and first ‘very own pet’) … Continue reading

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When you fall off the horse…

Any good cowboy will tell you that when you fall off the horse you must climb right back into the saddle.  My Opulent faced that saddle with dignity and courage.  After his scary experience in the pool last Wednesday, he … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its going down The Lord’s … Continue reading

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I am outraged!

I had every intention of sitting down to write a “Thankful Thursday” post.  I have been working on it off and on all day in my head.  But then I made the mistake of checking out the “news”.  This is … Continue reading

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Breath in, breathe out…

That is what I’m telling myself right now as I mentally survey what we have accomplished since the first of the year in our homeschool.  I feel like it isn’t much, it is more than I feel like it is, … Continue reading

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Caught off guard, but I’m laughing…

(This article was originally posted on April 30, 2010 on my old website, it’s amusing though non-the-less.) My 11 year old is such a character! Words like detailed, obssessive, and ordered describe him well. Just as the phrase, ’11 going … Continue reading

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