"Salty" is the new "petty" and I think the reversed meaning of "bless your heart" is also being replaced. As Christianity becomes increasingly whittled down to fit into today's society, a common thing we see is the phrase “I’ll pray for you” thrown out without any real intention behind it, primarily during an argument but also jokingly when speaking to a friend.
I was hurt, confined, and felt forgotten. My prayers felt like they were being ignored and I was worried about quality of life for my kids. I prayed so hard every day, scouring the bible for answers and then I'd bleached my empty house from top to bottom impatiently waiting for God to speak to me.
It's been a good year, and I can't wait to see what I learn in the next one. Maybe by this time next year, I'll be paying my electric bill with words... maybe. 😉
This year, Christmas filled our entire month of December. It was fun, but also exhausting, and if you're asking right now, next year Christmas will be sloooooow, and not FULL. (But, if you ask me next year around Christmas time.... haha!) We spent Christmas Eve-Eve in downtown Austin passing out goodie bags, coffee, hot cocoa, and… Continue reading A Month of Christmas Week 4: Christmas at Home
Christmas this year covered the entire month for our family! We love Christmas, so it wasn't so much of a hardship. We "visited" Mexico, Italy, and initially, we were going to visit France as well, but REAL (AKA, our) traditions come first
After an extended blog break (mama's need a break from all things periodically), we're moving on in our four-part series, A Month of Christmas, we visited Italy in the second week! It was by far, much more fun than the Mexican Christmas. Maybe because we had a more open week, or perhaps because Italy just has… Continue reading A Month of Christmas Week Two: Christmas in Italy
Throughout November we learned everything we would ever need to know about Mexico. As December approached I was excited by the idea that we could do a Mexican style Christmas in the first week to kinda finish up on what we had been working on in our Mexico study. Hayden suggested that we should learn… Continue reading A Month of Christmas Week One: Mexico!
I was in a Mom Mood today... Mamas, you know what I'm talking about. We had what I would classify a "bad" trip to the grocery store, which is kinda silly. Nothing was knocked over or forgotten. No one ran away or hid in a clothing rack. For the most part, they held on to the cart and participated in getting the things we needed, and no one asked to buy anything they didn't have money for in their pockets. They were all just a little hyped up and full of energy, while I was utterly drained.
There are many lessons I've learned from the Holmans in the time I've spent with them, and I hope I learn much more. If you've yet to meet the Holman family, check out Sarah's new book, There was Always Laughter in Our House, which is now available for pre-order until November 24th. It's not the same as in-person, but it's close.
Here are three ways we incorporate structure into our unschooling family: