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 […]
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. The Colossal Hoax I think there’s a colossal hoax right under all of our parental noses and we don’t even realize it. We’re […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]