I wanted to take a moment to address the problem with sharing or forced sharing I should say. One thing which was unique in the Montessori classroom is the concept of respecting individual space. I find that out of the many sibling conflicts that arise, sharing is definitely on the top of this list. In… Continue reading Raising a Disciple (Montessori Style): Sharing
As parents, we raise our kids, hopefully trying to do a little bit better than our parents. We strive to create a balance between grace and boundaries, hoping to nurture a love of God’s laws and His truth, trying to instill good behavior and minimize the bad ones. In an effort to do that, it’s… Continue reading The Raising of a Disciple (Montessori Style) Part I
Watch out world! Master Chef Kendal Bivins is heading your way! Kendal was waiting for her mom to come pick her up the other day and I asked her if she would like to come help me cook some Chinese in the kitchen. I love using the recipes from the authentic Chinese cooking book called… Continue reading Kendal cooks Sichuan
I took the kids to the park the other day. It was gorgeous outside. As I sat there on the bench, Safia came racing towards me, notifying me that Elijah had fallen and a thorn had gone into his skin. Behind her, Elijah hobbled slowly onto the bench for me to see. He was not… Continue reading The Beauty of Choice
John Travolta sent Kendal a special gift. It put a big smile on her face.
Our family is starting the Paleo diet and I decided to use a Paleo ready-made meal plan by e-meals.com. It comes with a very organized grocery list. In fact, I had one for breakfast, one for lunch, and another for dinner. I took this as an opportunity to hand each older person one list to see how… Continue reading Kendal Goes Grocery Shopping
Little dilemmas and inconveniences can add up to big frustrations sometimes. Small events in your day that really don’t make much difference in the long run can sometimes pile up and end up feeling like a really big deal..they can wear us out! I went grocery shopping the other day, and since one of the recipes… Continue reading Where is My Mango?!