It’s the Little Things that Matter Most to Kids

Why Small Home, Great Learning? This morning I read the story of Naaman and I was reminded why I started this blog. Sometimes, like Naaman, we are so willing to do the big things for the Lord. Volunteer for that church service project. Seek out the best schools for our kids. Find a career where … Read more It’s the Little Things that Matter Most to Kids

The Atonement, a Birth Story, and the Help of Angels

**In this post I share the birth of one of our children. At the beginning of labor the placenta tore, causing a rough birthing process, yet our outcome was miraculously positive. While I show that God was with us and protected us during our labor and delivery, I do in no way believe that he … Read more The Atonement, a Birth Story, and the Help of Angels

Three Ways to Create a Spiritual Home Environment

We want our kids to feel the Spirit. We want to feel the Spirit ourselves. The Spirit can breathe hope and energy and peace into our lives, our homes, our relationships. I want God to guide our family, but I feel like too often life can become about getting from one task to the next. … Read more Three Ways to Create a Spiritual Home Environment

Necessary Skills for Kindergarten

If you look up research done in preschool and kindergarten classrooms, you’ll discover that their abilities to read, write, count, or identify patterns is only indicative of how well they do on tests. But the future success of our young children is closely linked to their social-emotional skills. A recent study found that fourth-graders “who … Read more Necessary Skills for Kindergarten