Picnic at the Pond… and Elementary Economics


This field trip was not from a long time ago like most of my Field Trip Foto Fridays are. This one was just yesterday. [Note to self: Don’t walk 2 miles to field trip in Texas until December – 90 degrees does not qualify for autumn weather!] It wasn’t so bad on the way to […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Pinnacle Mountain Rendezvous


We were drawn back in to American history on that mild October day in Arkansas. There was the smell of musket-fire and fall leaves in the air. My children rubbed their hands on fox pelts and watched the ‘settlers’ whittle as they rocked in rocking chairs with the fall breeze at their backs. From their […]

The Birds and the Bees: Talking with Your Kids About Sex


Studies say that talking with your kids early on about the “birds and the bees” makes them less likely to be promiscuous. I had read this; but like most parents, I was dreading the “talk”.  I knew it was an important part of their early childhood education yet I probably would have put it off […]



Every family has their own humor and silly quotes. Back in 2005, when I started blogging, I shared a few of my favorite “Bushisms” and a list of my family’s “isms” that were popular at the time. Like presidents, things change over time. I figured I would resurrect this old post and give it a […]

Parent’s Prayer Verses

I promised to share these verses for a “Revised Parent’s Prayer” that I edited and published earlier on the blog. Click over and read the prayer – and print these verses out to go along with it! _ _________________________________________________ _ Philippians 2:4 – Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but […]