Learning at Home

We’re all trying to teach our kids what matters most to us: being a person of good character, the family faith, life skills they’ll need someday as adults, to love all kinds of people, and to enjoy learning new things. 

I give myself lots of grace, and I hope you do, too. Because you know what? I also want to create fun family memories that serve no other purpose whatsoever, preserve the health and excitement in our marriage, and take care of myself. It’s A LOT to manage. 

Let’s just take little manageable steps and don’t try to do everything at once. Remember, our kids don’t need perfect parents, they just need loving ones. It’s hard to be loving when you’re obsessing about getting everything right. So let’s just get the things right that matter most to us.

Growing in Confidence

The Best Children’s Bibles by Age

There are a lot of children's Bibles out there, and it can be hard to know which ones are worth the money. Some of the ones below we own, and others have been checked out at our local library. (PS: I'm a big believer in the library). These are the best children's...

Growing in Brains

The Best Children’s Bibles by Age

There are a lot of children's Bibles out there, and it can be hard to know which ones are worth the money. Some of the ones below we own, and others have been checked out at our local library. (PS: I'm a big believer in the library). These are the best children's...

Growing in Character

Display Kids Art (and then Cherish it Forever)

Recently a friend and I were discussing that awful moment where you sneakily toss a kid's artwork into the trash, hoping they don't notice. When your child is obsessed with paper crafting like Turkey Burger, it can be difficult to manage the constant overflow of paper...

17 Heartwarming Ways to Help a New Mom

When I became a new mom, I couldn't believe how much my world felt turned upside down. I know not everyone feels this way, but I was so overwhelmed and bluesy, too. Of course I loved Turkey Burger; I knew that from the early days of the pregnancy. I just wasn't sure...

21 Meaningful Etsy Christmas Gifts for 2020

I absolutely love shopping on Etsy for the holidays. First, it makes me feel good to support small businesses, especially during this Covid crisis that has been hard on some families. Second, while ordering personalized gifts for people requires some advanced...

Testing for Gestational Diabetes at Home

The gestational diabetes test is the absolute worst, if you ask me. When I got pregnant with my Chicken Patty, I worked with my midwife to come up with an alternative that would make both of us comfortable. Lo and behold, when I had an OBGYN for my third pregnancy,...

Addressing Unmet Expectations in a Relationship

Even healthy marriages suffer from internal grumbling and complaining by both spouses. Addressing unmet expectations in the relationship can be tricky, but if you learn to do it well, you'll end up with a more vibrant and growing relationship rather than a struggling...

9 Special Family Halloween Activities

We're still not sure how we're handling Halloween with the Covid business happening. I've got decision fatigue about everything Covid-related, so I'm betting we'll end up staying around the house. But I've got a six year old and a two year old who need their holidays...

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