We Quit Church…and we’re super excited about it

Millenials are quitting church.  The statistics are staggering, and I’ve heard them quoted from the pulpit with horror and disdain. I could go into all the reasons why this is, but other people have already done this and well. Sam Eaton’s post 12 Reasons Why Millenials are Over Church resonates with both Jimmy and myself.  He put…

The flu Slowed me down to EXPLORE

I have a new obsession.   A week with the flu gave me ample time to explore youtube.  Randomly,  I came across Kirsten Dirksen with faircompanies.com.  Her channel has over 914,000 subscribers.  She takes her family really around the world and explores people’s ideal homes or shelters.  The documentaries are fabulous quality and topics discussed are simple…

4 Calling Birds

Every year since I was a child, we made a Christmas gift of the year. I continued the art of homemade gifts with my children.  With my 2nd child I started the tradition of incorporating their footprints into an art form and gifting at each child’s first Christmas year to family. I’ve already done the…

Crayon Hearts

Art at Lakeshore Hill Academy embraces many mediums. Today the girls and I up-cycled our old broken crayons to make heart crayons. It was a fun early morning art lesson. Note: There’s often a thin, hardened layer without coloring that hardens on top.  Just use a small blade and scrape it off.

Allergic to your pet or your pet’s food?

I have a working theory. Jimmy and Anne are allergic to dogs and cats. Anne breaks out into hives at least once every time we visit her grandparents who have both dogs and cats. If a dog licks her skin she sometimes breaks out into immediate hives. Jimmy’s hand broke out into hives once when…