Our family has gone through a huge change over the past three months. After an arduous twenty-nine month journey, our Haitian toddlers (Rees and Lily) finally came home in October! Along with the joy, delight, and celebration that has come with having our new children home has also come tremendous new challenges. Suddenly having two toddlers at home has been a bit jarring, to say the least!
Creative Homemaking: For many of my early growing up years, our family lived in a small industrial town in Indiana. When I went back to visit the town years later as an adult, I was struck by how dreary and bleak it was. The weather was grey much of the time and the town was surrounded by ugly factories and hazy smog...
Joyful Homemaking: My son Hudson loves to host elaborate birthday parties. Last year, he chose a Lego theme. Somehow he got the idea of making Lego mini-figure costumes that all his party guests could wear. A bit intimidated, I scoured the internet . . .
A Holy Sense of Humor: I recently heard about a kid-friendly app that helps children and parents keep track of their household chores. The concept was great, the usability simple, and the graphics engaging. At first I thought that it might provide a sleek replacement for the . . .
Purposeful Watchfulness: Several years ago, I visited a pumpkin farm with my children in the fall. As my children were participating in one of the activities, another mom treated my son Hudson quite rudely, loudly accusing him of cutting in front of her child (which he didn’t . . .