Feb 25, 2009

Reading Aloud

We have always read aloud to our children. David has slowly read through the Sherlock Holmes books over the past 4 or 5 years or so. He has (I think) 2 books left in the series. I don't know what he'll read then, but he as a while to decide.

I am currently reading "Farmer Boy" by Laura Ingalls Wilder to them. This is our FIRST book by her. They have not until recently been the least bit interested in any of the stories. It was INCONCEIVABLE to me. These were the books I had cut my teeth on. These were classics.

But now they cannot get enough. After FB, I intend to read the books in the correct order. I don't know if we will skip FB or read it again when we come to it.

Reading aloud is something that I hope we will continue long into their teens. This family time is something that ties us together. Something that is a constant in our life when all else seems to be falling apart.

Yes reading FB is "school" but it is so much more than that. It is life, family togetherness.

Feb 18, 2009

How to clean a leather purse....


Good info to have. I'm sure I would have ruined my new bag if I hadn't read this.

Feb 11, 2009

Can anyone who reads this blog tell me how to format the posts? I have it nicely formatted, it looks good in the preview, then I post it and everything smooshes together. YUCK

Tough Days Ahead

Adolescence is tough. No matter how wonderful your kids are when the hormones start to change things get tough.

Emotions boil over.

Frustration levels are low.

What works one day is totally wrong the next.

And that's just for Mom. What about the poor children??

Plenty of exercise, sometimes helps.

Plenty of sleep, sometimes helps.

Prayer and patience are indispensable.

Sometimes you just have to seperate yourself from them and allow everyone to relax.

How does a soothing cup 'a tea sound?

A relaxing cd?

A nice SCREAM??

But I must stay calm and rely on the strength that comes only from above. This is only one stop in the journey.