10 Back 2 School Tips: Making It the Best Year Yet

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No matter which way you choose to educate your kids, here are 10 helpful tips to get you started as your kids head back to school. Here’s wishing you the best school year yet! I recognize that many parents choose alternatives to public school. There are parents who send their kids to a Christian school, and there are parents who choose to homeschool. No matter where your kids get their education, it’s important that we … Read more

A Survey For My Readers

  It’s August.  That means summer is nearly over and schools are about to open.  Have you been as busy as I have?! If you’ve been reading my blog regularly, would you help me out by filling out this survey via Survey Monkey?  It will  help me learn to know my readers better.  I hope to get a feel for the struggles you have and the trials you face. And, in case you’re wondering, I … Read more

Sometimes Mama’s Home Remedy Works the Best

I had never known a summer could be so hot. That summer, I thought that if heat could kill a person, I would die.  I wasn’t from Southside Virginia, and I wasn’t used to the temperatures and humidity in this part of the country. I’d come to work as the nurse at Camp Staunton Meadows for the summer and was unprepared for the blistering temperatures. Somehow, I survived. So did the campers. Many years later, … Read more

Freedom is a Choice

In my younger days, I didn’t understand the freedom of choice. In my younger days, I wasn’t good at the “like water on a duck’s back” thing. But then, I wasn’t a duck. I’m still not a duck, but I’ve learned to quack less and just let the water run off instead of splashing and gnashing as human nature tempts me to do. Ducks are good at that. Their feathers are designed to shed water … Read more

How to Keep Your Sanity When Traveling with Kids

Traveling together as a family is a great way to make memories. It can also be a time when it’s hard to get along.  Being cramped in the same vehicle for hours on end and having hungry or tired children is not a fun way to spend a day, that’s for sure. I was blessed to have a husband with me most of the times I traveled with our six. For single parents, I know … Read more