Our Home School Schedule and Curriculum

It’s been over three weeks of our new homeschooling routine, and I have to say I really wish I would have done this sooner. The kids are doing amazing, and I notice they pick up concepts so quickly when I can give them a little one on one attention. When we first started, I kept … Continue reading Our Home School Schedule and Curriculum

Kids Can Handle Adversity

In a time when parents believe they hold the keys to keeping kids mentally and physically safe, they try their best to keep their children from experiencing any negative emotion, differing opinion, or stressful event. Adults oftentimes teach children that they aren’t meant to feel anxiety, sadness, or pain of any kind, and that feeling … Continue reading Kids Can Handle Adversity

With 5 Boys, I’m Learning ADHD May Just Be a Temperament

I have a son who was diagnosed with ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Well as a young mother I listened to all of the advice given me by well-meaning teachers, pediatricians and therapists. My son’s ADHD was fairly severe and still is. He has trouble focusing and listening to basically anyone and anything that … Continue reading With 5 Boys, I’m Learning ADHD May Just Be a Temperament

I Have Lots of Kids; No, You Don’t Need to Comment

            I know this is a theme in a lot of writing by a lot of women with large families, but  I would also just like to know when it became acceptable to approach strangers and make comments about their kids, especially in front of said kids?! My husband and I planned our family. We PLANNED every kid … Continue reading I Have Lots of Kids; No, You Don’t Need to Comment

Changing Our Focus When Darkness Hits

I think with the recent passing of Chester Bennington, the subject of depression has been discussed in depth and more openly. Having dealt with severe, debilitating anxiety, depression, and insomnia, I wanted to write about the subject, and discuss my opinions regarding the struggle and ways to cope. I’m currently struggling with a hormonal imbalance … Continue reading Changing Our Focus When Darkness Hits