Monday, October 29, 2012

Best Adoption Movie I've Seen (so far)

 I really loved this. So many adoption truths in this movie.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Judah Update: 10 Months

Judah is pulling up on everything and has started cruising now. His main form of transportation is crawling though, since I now know how important it is. He has recently been going through a growth spurt - "a sleep spurt" as I call it; he's sleeping late in the morning and taking long naps. I miss him! 

So, I've been struggling with this big dilemma since Judah was a newborn: What to do with his hair.
He has a cowlick in the front that makes his hair go his left, and a cowlick at his crown that makes his hair go to his right. What's a mom to do? The struggle of how to handle this has kept me up nights (ok maybe it was just insomnia).
Well, I won't keep up the suspense. I know you're on the edge of your seat. I decided to part it on his right. 
And it looks great. I am so relieved.

You may now go on with your day knowing that all is right with the world.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Homeschooling Arrogance: Don't Do It!

If you're a homeschool parent, just watch the first 8 minutes of this.

It's a fine line between being convicted that home education is the best education for your child and becoming proud and arrogant about doing it. (Do you think you're somehow better because you have this revelation? Think about it. It's a common temptation. Repent and move on.)

I LOVE being able to witness all the educational milestones of my children with my very own eyes. It's such a blessing to have the freedom to do this!
But don't forget to always bring it back to the gospel! That's the WHOLE POINT! If we've given our kids an excellent academic education, but haven't educated them about the their sin and their need for a Savior, we have really really missed the boat.