The Respectable Husband/Father


With permission from my husband, Edric, I am writing this entry. "If I want my family to respect me, I need to be respectable." His exact quote. … [Continue reading]

Am I Your Priority, Honey?

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I often equate respect for my husband, Edric, as minding my tone and attitude as a wife when I communicate with him, or trusting in his leadership … [Continue reading]



I suppose it's normal that all kids are afraid of the dark at some point. My kids struggle with this. They don't like going upstairs alone. They … [Continue reading]

The Ugliest Thing


We are living in an almost finished house. It's not quite done which means we still have workers around from 8 to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, doing a … [Continue reading]

A Greater Purpose For Learning


I have often told my kids that language skills are important. Reading, writing, composition, and comprehension are all necessary and worth the hours … [Continue reading]

Project Playground: Mission Accomplished


My back was killing me last night after Edric, the kids, and I finished building a playground in our backyard. One of our shared "fantasies" as … [Continue reading]

Motivating Children To Learn


Wouldn’t it be great if we could have positively splendid learning days every single day…where our children have voracious appetites for reading, rise … [Continue reading]

When Things Turn Sour, BE SWEET

Early this morning I had a doctor's appointment for my scoliosis. Three of my kids were with me -- Elijah, Edan and Titus. (My two girls have been … [Continue reading]

Not In Front of the Kids


For the most part Edric and I avoid “SHAMING” one another in front of our children. We don’t make each other look bad so that our kids are forced to … [Continue reading]

Love Beyond Poetry And Passion


When I was married in my 20s, I knew only of young love -- the kind that inspired poetry and passion. But now that love has aged with me and for me in … [Continue reading]

Caught On Camera


This past week, homeschooling solutions asked me to take video answers to questions posited by other homeschoolers or would-be homeschoolers. Since my … [Continue reading]

The Isaac of Money


When my kids do anything noteworthy in their lives, I attribute it to the Lord. I know that I am a flawed mother and it is only by God's grace that my … [Continue reading]