9 perfect things to do on a long winter evening

We all know it; it’s just hard to remember. . . there is joy to be found in every season. And there are wonderful things to do in the winter. No doubt. It’s just hard for me not to long for warm garden dirt under my nails; tall grass rippling in the sun; sweet new […]

Drawing Straight Lines With Crooked Sticks

Some days I feel like I am a crooked stick trying to draw a straight line in the dirt. On those days, I remind myself of my educational goals for my child. I remind myself that they’re simple, really. I remind myself that there are only two. Some days I wake up in a state of […]

I Had Failed as a Mom, and then this happened…

My 12-year-old gave me a beautiful belated Mother’s Day present yesterday, posting this note–a note from daughter to mom–to her blog… Dear Mom, I want to start off by saying I’m sorry. I’m sorry we didn’t do much for you yesterday (Mother’s Day)…. We really were going to! But we all were too tired Saturday […]

Filling Today’s Minutes with Passion

It’s not easy to motivate a child to learn. It’s not easy to foster a passion in a child and encourage them to pursue that passion. It’s not easy being a parent. DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you like to know how you can support my efforts? […]

Very Worth the Wait

Are you a mom of a middle schooler and some days find yourself wondering, “Will my child love me when they get to the teen years?” Or are you an exhausted young mom, hoping that your feeble attempts to raise your little ones will someday be enough? I know it’s tough. Kids don’t often tell you they appreciate […]