When a builder builds a house, he subcontracts much of the work. The carpenter has a job, the plumber puts in the pipes. Together, they collaborate to create something useful and hopefully well-constructed. Parents sometimes subcontract some of their jobs. We have the schools teach our children and the churches instill them with values. Scouting equips them with life skills and their sports
Another year ending, a time for reflection. The photo on the top was taken in 1997, and the one on the bottom in 2010. Thirteen years have flown by and the kids are now (L to R) 19, 13,16 and 21. And we have a lovely grandson who is 15 months. Although the days at home may seem to go very slowly, the years fly by very quickly. One day you will wake up and notice they are nearly grown!
“There must be more to Christmas. I think we’re really missing something…..” the character sings in the classic Veggie Tales movie, “The Star of Christmas.” Ever had the same thought? Several years ago with four children and their ever growing wish lists, we knew we had to do all we could to keep the focus on the true meaning of Christmas – the amazing birth of our Lord and Savior. Several years
I learn a lot over the summer and holidays. As a home schooling mom,my school year is totally focused on teaching and training the children. During the holidays or summertime, it’s Mommy’s turn to be taught. On a picture-perfect summer day, our family pace is slowed. We are not rushing to complete math pages or dashing to yet another activity. It feels different. We feel rich - and
Phyllis Schlafly When the liberals and the feminists, including Hillary Clinton, began saying the "village" should raise the child, most people recognized village as a metaphor for government. We're now seeing how intrusive Big Government Nannyism really is.State agencies operating under various names such as Child Protective Services (CPS) have been assigned the task of protecting kids from