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Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 5 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 4 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 3 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, Infant (b. 2012)
What We’re Reading
Preface to Bonhoeffer: The Man and Two of His Shorter Writings by John Godsey
- includes two short essays by Bonhoeffer
Eddie's Green Thumb by Carolyn Haywood
- the story of a boy's first garden and F's first independently read 'chapter book'
Annie Pat and Eddie by Carolyn Haywood
- Eddie's adventures continue on vacation at the seashore.
- Grab My Button Code!
TopicsAdvent Challenge chicken bones christian calendar Collects conversations with F conversations with Su cooking cooking with preschoolers Creating daily devotions Downloads Elementary Education F Feasts free play Gardening Heritage of Faith homeschool convention homeschooling housekeeping J jobs Lectionary Bookmark Life lifelong learning math readiness Multitudes on Monday organizing Praying the Psalms preschool education preschoolers Reflections Religious musings routine school readiness Science shedule spiritual formation stretching your food dollars Su teaching moments thanks training preschoolers W
Tag Archives: training preschoolers
I love having a kitchen timer or two around the house! OK, if I count the one on the oven I actually have three and have been known to use them all simultaneously! Here are a few of the ways … Continue reading
Bull is my most enthusiastic kitchen helper these days! Considering the amount of food he puts away at dinner this is probably a good thing! We joke that he’s going to have to get a job when he’s a teen … Continue reading
The holidays are finally over, we’ve had what I hope will be our only stomach bug for this year (yes, even the baby), and it’s time to get back into the swing of school and chores. I did a little … Continue reading
One of the things that I find most difficult as a mother is being consistent with child-training. Sometimes I feel like no matter how much I train on an issue it is not getting better (and may be getting worse) … Continue reading
Any mother knows that one of the most frustrating things is keeping the children’s rooms cleaned up. We don’t want to do it ourselves, but enforcing clean room standards can be a daily battle and who wants a daily battle? … Continue reading
Several weeks ago W came home from church and declared: “J is a baby. He wears diapers. I’m not a baby, I don’t wear diapers. Give my diapers to B (a little boy at church).” “That’s all very well, ” … Continue reading
As I’ve mentioned before one of the things that is very difficult for F is making transitions from one activity to another. He has a “one-track mind” and once he is set on something it is very hard for him … Continue reading
Yesterday on my way out of church I stopped to talk with an acquaintance. Just a quick “Hello, how’s your summer going?” kind of thing. She’s middle-aged and single, so we don’t have a whole lot in common but we … Continue reading
How many times a day do I say it? “Su take your fingers out of your mouth.” “W talk in a low voice, stop whining.” “F stop jumping on the furniture.” “Are you being kind?” ” Think before you just … Continue reading