When the Photo Shoot (and life) are not Perfect, There is Still Joy!

Ever browse through social media for a few minutes and walk away feeling depleted? Less than perfect? As if everyone is having a great time? Your life doesn't measure up? When I scroll through social media posts, I sometimes get infected with the "woe is me" bug. Or I physically feel as if all the [...]


Should You Attend the Empowered to Connect Conference?

Remember that old commercial, "Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids!" That rabbit never gives up, he keeps trying to capture his share of the sugary cereal. That's the same scenario that plays out when people see the banner, post or tweet about the Show Hope's Empowered to Connect Conference (April 8th and 9th) They think, [...]

Why Read Aloud? (part four)

I've been doing a series on Wednesdays entitled  Why Read Aloud? If you missed any of the series, you can start here. We learn about relationships through literature I assigned the high school Shakespeare book club I host an essay writing assignment, Why is Shakespeare still relevant today? We read some of the papers aloud last Friday and they are [...]

Three Reasons to Join a Homeschool Co-op

Your children each have different personalities and something at a co-op may spark their interest. When kids are small, it seems as if we can control the environment and manage the day for them, but as they get older, they may want to branch out into areas/interests that  we Moms are not proficient in  and [...]

Feigned Feminism Friday Part Four

Welcome to part four of the series Feigned Feminism Friday! If you are just joining me, start here to catch up. Last week I began answering this question: Why does today’s brand of feminism frown on women staying home to raise a family?  I'm starting with reason two today. (You can find reason one here). 2. [...]