This week, my big girl got a ballerina's dream - she gets to dance on a big stage with professional ballerinas. She got picked to be a mouse in The Nutcracker. But many, many little girls left the theater crying. That's a hard hit for a girl. The fact that she got the part was … Continue reading Why Raising Tenacious Girls Matters
Do You Know What a Treasure You Are?
I recently had to have one of those talks with my big girl where you lay out a feast of soul food. She gets frustrated and I get frustrated with her because I see her starting to walk down excuse alley when she's faced with something hard in her schoolwork. She's a bit of a … Continue reading Do You Know What a Treasure You Are?
A Little Eternal Perspective on Motherhood
If you've been struggling lately to keep your eyes on the blessings around you, please let me encourage you to look a little more at the eternal work you're doing in the small things like conversations with your kids and a mom at Chikfila. This post is just a compilation of one day of noticing … Continue reading A Little Eternal Perspective on Motherhood
How to Quelch Awkward
When I sat down to write this post about my number one fear - awkwardness, I realized I accidentally wrote an awkward title. Quelch is a word of antiquity and only appears in unabridged dictionaries according to Grammarist. Quelch is possibly a shortened version of squelch, but it's definition definitely exemplifies what I want to … Continue reading How to Quelch Awkward
What We Do All Day: Caterpillars, Picture Day and Morning Time
It's time for another installment in what we do all day in our homeschool. I intended for this to be a weekly look at what we're studying, doing and learning, but life got in the way in March. Spring Break Travels But there's a lot of learning and life lessons in traveling for business with daddy. … Continue reading What We Do All Day: Caterpillars, Picture Day and Morning Time