When we, as parents and teenagers together, roll up our sleeves and delve into a project around our homestead, everyone tends to be pleasantly surprised at the outcomes.
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 no idea how to help a baby bird who had fallen from his nest in a tree near our farm house. But a little research and a couple of simple supplies, and we were able to do just that. DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you […]
I’m a failure. If I’m not currently beating myself up over this truth, I’m actually okay with it. In fact, I’ve realized that even when parents feel like failures, their children–by God’s grace–can still succeed. Not too many years ago, a toothless smile parted her chubby cheeks, and deep-set dimples announced her excitement as ocean waves rolled towards her […]
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 […]
The sun rose earlier than I this morning, as she has for many weeks now, dancing through my open window in calm, warm snipets of promise, blowing between the poplar branches. Realizing I had missed watching the sun yawn over the tree tops outside my window, I wished I could hold every fleeting minute of the […]
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 […]