Hardening off: the importance of transitioning children to prepare them for the real world

Over the past few months, I have been dabbling in gardening.  Maybe, like me,  you have experimented with it as well? And failed? again and again? I definitely would not say that I have a green thumb.  I have killed countless plants, bushes, etc.. in my day.  (Mom, remember when I weeded your strawberry patch […]


“Let your gentleness be known to all men.” Philippians 4:5 Some of the best lessons learned in life are the ones we glean from observation rather than lecture. Gentleness is a prime example.  I have found that I can teach my kids to be kind, calm, and mild mannered…but if I don’t model gentleness…when the […]

Teach Kids: Humility

Humility– freedom from pride or arrogance: the quality or state of being humble (Webster’s dictionary). ________________________________________ Humility is an underrated character trait, which I think needs more attention in this day and age. Like many of you, I find it hard not to be influenced by our self-centered culture. Sometimes, this fast paced social media […]