Don’t Let Comparison Kill You!

The Braids An excerpt from ‘Moments On Mothering’ – Reflective inspiration from one mother to another I often must sacrifice my own needs and desires for the purpose of giving my children what they need and modelling for them the depths of Christ’s love – Sally Clarkson I was recently scanning Instagram – I like to…

Truth Around The Table – More On The Morning Gathering

“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden Yesterday on The Charlotte Mason Show I shared about the power of short lessons as well as the our morning home school routine otherwise known as ‘Boden’s assemble’, ‘morning basket’…

My Year Of Paying Attention!

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work – Mary Oliver Happy New Year to all those who spare a moment to click across to my space here on the big wide web; I appreciate your support, encouragement and friendship, both spoken loudly in real life or quietly whispered through your comments. I pray…

The Power Of Atmosphere

“Without atmosphere a painting is nothing.” ― Rembrandt We’ve all heard the phrase ‘more things are caught, not taught’, but we forget it so often in our parenting, educating and home making. Atmosphere is a powerful tool when building a home and raising children. I wasn’t home educated, and actually I don’t have many stand-out…

A Reflection On Rest

“Rest and be thankful.” ― William Wordsworth I am totally your classic ‘always something to do’ gal; I would have been your nightmare manager at McDonald’s (never actually worked there…I was a Pizza Hut waitress through my university days though) singing gleefully on an early shift ‘if you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got time…

Podcasts And Periscope – My Top 5 Picks!

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. – Edith Sitwell So I’m a stickler for using my time well, you know the vibe; if you’re doing dishes you can listen to an audio book, if you’re doing your hair and makeup you can listen/watch a periscope video, if you’re driving you can listen…